Air tickets will be capped between ₹2,000 and ₹18,600 in seven bands depending on flight duration for the next three months, from May 25 to August 24, the government said. Under the new fare structure, air routes have divided into seven sections based on travel time. Each such section has its minimum and maximum fare.
Details about Ticket Fares Listed:
1- Flights under 40 minutes will have a lower limit of Rs 2,000 and an upper limit of Rs 6,000, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said. This sector includes routes such as Delhi-Chandigarh, Jammu-Srinagar, and Patna-Ranchi, among others.
2- If the duration of the flight is between 40 to 60 minutes, the lower limit would be Rs 2,500 and the upper limit would be 7,500. Flights under this sector include Delhi-Bhopal and Delhi-Lucknow, among others.
3- If the duration is between 60 and 90 minutes, it will be priced between Rs 3,000 and 9,000
4- For flights with a duration between 90 and 120 minutes, the price will be between 3,500 and 10,000. Flights under this sector include routes like Delhi-Mumbai, among others.
5- Tickets on flights between 120 and 150 minutes the lower limit would be Rs 4,500 and the upper limit would be 13,000. Flights under this sector include routes like Delhi-Bengaluru.
6- If the duration of the flight is between 150 and 180 minutes, the lower fare will be Rs 5,500 and the upper fare will be Rs 15,700. Flights under this sector include routes like Delhi-Imphal.
7- Flight between 180 and 210 minutes, will have a lower limit of Rs 6,500 and an upper limit of 18,600. This sector includes routes like Delhi-Port Blair, Delhi- Coimbatore route.
Apart from the pricing restrictions, other rules have also been brought into place. Some of these include, using protective suits and goggles for flight attendants and stopping food services onboard planes as per the Civil Aviation Ministry’s announcements on Thursday. Passenger air services were suspended for both scheduled domestic and international flights since March 25, due to the imposition of the nationwide lockdown in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Temperature checks, face masks, shields, protective gear for the crew are some of the regulations they highlighted.