New Delhi: The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today asked airlines to fix minimum and maximum fares during their domestic operations.
After the Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced domestic flight operations in the country will begin from May 25 in a calibrated manner, the DGCA divided domestic routes into seven classes of sectors and fixed minimum and maximum airfares.
Kolkata-Bhubaneswar route which was categorized under Class A sector will have a minimum fare of Rs 2,000 and maximum fare of Rs 6,000.
Bhubaneswar-Ranchi route categorized under Class B sector will have Rs 2,500 minimum fare and Rs 7,500 as maximum fare.
Chennai-Bhubaneswar, Guwahati-Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad-Bhubaneswar routes were categorized under Class C sector and will have minimum fare of Rs 3,000 and maximum fare of Rs 9,000.
Ahmedabad-Bhubaneswar, Bangalore-Bhubaneswar, Delhi-Bhubaneswar and Mumbai-Bhubaneswar routes, kept under Class D sectors and will have minimum fare of Rs 3,500 and maximum fare of Rs 10,000.
For Bhubaneswar- Guwahati route, which was categorised under Class E sector, will have minimum fare of Rs 4,500 and maximum fare of Rs 13,000.
The fares indicated are exclusive of applicable UDF, PSF and GST. The DGCA further said the fares are not applicable for business class.
At least forty percent of the tickets of a particular flight shall be sold for the fare less than the mid fare between minimum and maximum fares given above.
The order shall remain in force till 11:59 PM on August 24, 2020, the DGCA said.
These regulations on fare are not applicable in case of RCS-Udaan flights.