Air travel within India is all set to get costlier.
Passengers will have to pay an additional 10 to 30 per cent to travel via air.
The Centre has hiked airfare by 10 to 30 per cent for domestic flights.
This was informed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Thursday.
This hike of 10 to 30 per cent in airfare will remain in force up to March 31 or until further orders.
|FLIGHT DURATION||OLD FARE||REVISED FARE|
|Less than 40 minutes||Rs 2000 to Rs 6000||Rs 2200 to Rs 7800|
|90-120 minutes||Rs 3,500 to Rs 10,000||Rs 3,900 to Rs 13,000|
|120-150 minutes||Rs 4,500-Rs 13,000||Rs 5,000 to Rs 16,900|
|150-180 minutes||Rs 5,500 to Rs 15,700||Rs 6,100 to Rs 20,400|
|180-210 minutes||Rs 6,500 to Rs 18,600||Rs 7,200 to Rs 24,200|
Domestic passenger services resumed on May 25 last year after nearly two months of suspension to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
Meanwhile, the cap on the number of domestic flights that Indian airlines were permitted to operate will remain at 80% of their pre-COVID levels till March 31 or till the summer schedule begins.
“As per the prevailing situation of COVID-19, the central government…directs the order dated 3 December, 2020, shall remain in force till 2359 hrs on 31 March, 2021 or till the date of commencement of summer schedule 2021, whichever is earlier or until further orders,” the Civil Aviation Ministry said.