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Shock for air travelers! Govt increases flight fairs, here’s details

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: There is big news for the passengers traveling by flight. Now air travel is going to be expensive. According to officials with knowledge of the department, the civil aviation ministry has increased the domestic airfares maximum and minimum limits by 12.5 percent. The ministry has increased the fare on lower and upper caps from 9.83 to 12.82 percent.

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Increasing capacity of domestic airlines

In fact, when services were resumed on May 25, 2020 after a two-month lockdown due to coronavirus, last year the government imposed limits on domestic airfares. But now that the situation is gradually returning to normal, then airline companies are flying with more capacity. The government has allowed domestic airlines to fly with more capacity because now the movement of people is increasing, so the demand is also increasing. At present, the flight capacity of airline companies has increased from 65 per cent to 72.5 per cent.

How much will the rent increase?

On August 12, 2021, the ministry said in an order that the lower cap of flights under a period of 40 minutes was increased by 11.53 percent from ₹ 2,600 to ₹ 2,900. At the same time, the upper limit was increased by 12.82 percent to Rs 8,800 for flights of less than 40 minutes. Similarly, the limit for flights with duration between 40-60 minutes has now increased from ₹3,300 to ₹3,700. The upper limit for these flights was increased by 12.24 per cent to ₹ 11,000.
At the same time, now as per the order of the Ministry, there is a lower cap of ₹ 5,300, ₹ 6,700, ₹ 8,300 and ₹ 9,800 in domestic flights of duration of 90-120, 120-150, 150-180 and 180-210 minutes respectively.

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