Air fares go up; here’s how much tickets will cost you

New Delhi: From now onwards, passengers travelling by air will have to shell out extra as the Civil Aviation Ministry hiked the lower and upper limits on domestic air fares by 10-30%.

As per an order issued by the Ministry, the new air fare will remain in force up to March 31, 2021, or until further orders.

For flights less than 40 minutes duration, the lower limit was increased to Rs 2,200 from Rs 2,000. The upper limit was hiked to Rs 7,800, which was Rs 6,000 earlier.

The Ministry further said for flight durations of 40-60 minutes, 60-90 minutes, 90-120 minutes, 120-150 minutes, 150-180 minutes and 180-210 minutes, the fresh lower and upper limits has been set at: Rs 2,800 – Rs 9,800; Rs 3,300 – Rs 11,700; Rs 3,900 – Rs 13,000; Rs 5,000 – Rs 16,900; Rs 6,100 – Rs 20,400; Rs 7,200 – Rs 24,200, respectively.

Earlier, the lower and upper limits for these bands were: Rs 2,500 – Rs 7,500; Rs 3,000 – Rs 9,000; Rs 3,500 – Rs 10,000; Rs 4,500 – Rs 13,000; Rs 5,500 – Rs 15,700 and Rs 6,500 – Rs 18,600, respectively.

Worth mentioning, the Ministry had classified airfares on the basis of flight duration while announcing resumption of the scheduled domestic flights on May 21 last year.

After nearly two months of suspension of passenger flight services to combat the coronavirus outbreak, domestic services resumed on May 25.

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