Indian aviation has been taken a drastic hit due to the outbreak of Covid-19. The Civil Aviation ministry has extended the restrictions on domestic flights till November 24, 2020, to contain the spread of the deadly virus and ensure a risk-free journey to passengers. Apart from this, the cap on airfares will remain in effect until the same period. Domestic flights operating in India will have both upper and lower limit to ensure that inflation does not happen and passengers are able to book flights tickets at an affordable price. Also, the price cap will ensure that airlines get enough financial stability to sustain in the market and offer comfortable and hassle-free service to their passengers.
Civil Aviation Ministry Increased Flight Capacity Operations to 45%
The government of India announced a lockdown period for nearly 2 months to stop the spread of Covid-19. However, the restriction on domestic flights was lifted with strict guidelines to ensure that passengers have a comfortable and risk-free journey. To boost the operations in Indian aviation, the civil ministry also increased the capacity of flight operations to 45% from 33%. Also, the government will further open up domestic routes in future to increase the connectivity and make the aviation sector the same as before.
DGCA has Issued Government Decided Fares for Domestic Flights
DGCA has issued government decided fares for domestic flights to ensure airline get enough financial support at challenging times and passengers get affordable flight tickets. Domestic flights with less than 40 min durations have a lower limit of Rs 2,000 and an upper limit of Rs 6,000. The flights between 40 to 60 minutes have a lower limit of Rs 2,500 and an upper limit of Rs 7,500. There are various other caps set by the government as per the flight duration. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri earlier stated that the price cap would mean that lowest fare between Delhi and Mumbai, the busiest route in India will be capped at Rs 3,5000 and Rs 10,000 at the higher end.