Domestic flights to cost more as minimum airfares raised 13-16%
Flights within the country will become more expensive as the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has decided to increase the minimum for domestic flights from 13% to 16%,Domestic flights to cost more which will come into effect from June 1.
According to an order from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday, "the rate for domestic flights of less than 40 minutes will be increased from Rs. 2,300 to Rs. 2,600, which is 13 percent of the current price."
Trips lasting between 40 minutes and an hour will have a minimum price of Rs. 3,300. The ministry had previously set the fare for these flights at 2,900 rupees
Similarly, for flights of 60-90 minutes duration, flight fare will be charged at Rs 4000, 90-120 minutes at Rs 4,700, 150-180 minutes at Rs 6,100 and 180-210 minutes at Rs 7,400.
At present, airfare prices in the above period are cheaper from Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000. In other words, for example, a Delhi trip to Mumbai will cost Rs. 700 more than the current price.
The increase in airfares is due to passenger capacity factors. Domestic flights to cost more The increase in Coronavirus cases in the second wave of the COVID pandemic showed a decrease in domestic air travel.
"In light of the sudden increase in the number of active COVID 19 cases nationwide, the decrease in passenger traffic and the passenger load factor, the current capacity limit of 80 percent of capacity can be read as 50 percent of capacity," the Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a statement.
The national fare limit will not include taxes or the Airport Development Fee (ADF), which must be paid by passengers.
At the beginning of February 2021, the ministry raised the upper and lower limits of the national travel price between 10% and 13%.
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