Domestic Flight Ticket Rates in India is set to go higher in the domestic flights as the government announced a revised, (raised ) the price cap on domestic airfares from 9 to 12 per cent now.
In an order dated Thursday, about the possible new Flight Ticket Rates India – the lower limit for flights under 40 minutes of duration was raised from ₹ 2,600 to ₹ 2,900 – an increase of 11.53 per cent, by the Civil Aviation Ministry.
New Flight Tickets Rates in India (2021)
The upper cap for flights under 40 minutes of duration was also increased by 12.82 per cent to ₹ 8,800.
Flights with a duration between 40-60 minutes will now have a lower limit of ₹ 3,700, up from ₹ 3,300 while the upper cap on these flights has gone up by 12.24 per cent to ₹ 11,000 from Friday.
Flights between 60-90 minutes will have a lower limit of ₹ 4,500 – an increase of 12.5 per cent. The upper cap on these flights was increased by 12.82 per cent to ₹ 13,200.
Similar hikes have been imposed on journeys between 90-120, 120-150, 150-180 and 180-210 minutes.
Domestic Flight Fares in India to become expensive
Actual ticket prices, however, are likely to be higher than the caps since these do not include the passenger security fee, user development fee for the airports and the Goods and Services Tax.
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This is the fourth hike in airfare caps this year. Ticket prices were revised in February, May and June earlier.
The government had introduced the caps in May last year after domestic flights resumed following the two-month nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.
According to the government, the lower caps were imposed to help the airlines that have been struggling financially after the coronavirus crisis.