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    Domestic airfare gets costlier; Centre hikes cost up to 30%

    This new hike would remain in force till March 31, or until further notice, the ministry said in its orders.

    Guwahati: Passengers now will have to shell out more for air travel as the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Thursday increased the lower and upper limits on domestic airfares by 10% to 30%.

    This new hike would remain in force till March 31, or until further notice, the ministry said in its orders.

    For instances, for flights which are of duration of less than 40 minutes the lower fare cap has been increased to Rs 2,200 from Rs 2,000.

    Whereas the cap on the highest chargeable fare under the same band has been increased to Rs 7,800 from Rs 6,000, informed the MoCA.

    Domestic passengers services resumed on May 25 last year after nearly two months of suspension to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

    Meanwhile, the cap on the number of domestic flights that Indian airlines were permitted to operate will remain at 80% of their pre-COVID levels till March 31 or till the summer schedule begins.

    India’s domestic air passenger traffic, which has been rising month on month, saw a 3.5% sequential growth in January with 7.6 million passengers travelling on domestic routes, reportedly.

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