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Airfares capped for three months: Here’s all you need to know as flights resume from May 25

By on May 22, 2020 0 207 Views

A day after announcing the resumption of domestic passenger flights, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri addressed the media and detailed the guidelines to be followed by airports, airlines, and passengers.

Earlier, on Wednesday, Puri had tweeted that domestic flights will start to operate “in a calibrated manner” from May 25.

Here’s all you need to know about the resumption of flights after a two-month gap:

  • Airlines will initially be permitted to operate at one-third the capacity of the approved summer schedule
  • Airfares will be capped for three months till August 24. Airlines have been asked to adhere to the lower and upper limits of fares prescribed by the Ministry.
  • The routes have been divided into seven sections for fare control. The first section is where flight duration is less than 40 minutes. The second section is where the duration is between 40-60 minutes. The rest all are between 60-210 minutes.
  • On the Delhi-Mumbai route, the lower limit would be Rs 3,500 while the upper limit would be Rs 10,000. Apart from this, airlines have also been asked to sell 40 per cent of the tickets in the lower bracket.

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