Spike in air travel charges from 1st June
The Government of India has made changes in the fares of Air Travel in the country. The country will witness a hike in the prices of air tickets, with effect from 1st June. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has decided to increase the lower limit of the fares to 16% from 13%. The government took this step in response to the reduction of travelers due to the second wave of COVID-19 in the country. The government has taken this step to help the Airlines overcome the loss it has witnessed due to the second wave of the deadly disease COVID-19.
Government last revised the charges of Air Travel in February 2021 from 10% to 13%. This time the changes have been made only in the lower limits of the travel tickets.
Current change in the charges of the domestic travel are as follows;
Flights less than 40 minutes will cost Rs.2600
Flights of duration 40 minutes to 60 minutes will cost Rs.3,300.
Flights of duration 60 minutes to 90 minutes will cost Rs. 4,000.
Flights of duration 90 minutes to 120 minutes will cost Rs.4,700
Flights of duration 150 minutes to 180 minutes will charge Rs.6,100
The flights of duration 180 minutes to 210 minutes will cost Rs.7,400
The hike in the price of domestic flights is the result of the reduction of passengers in the airlines, which witnessed an increase in the COVID-19 cases in the whole country. The ticket charges will not include taxes and ADF. The recent increase in the fares of the air tickets is done by considering the capacity of the passengers.