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Govt Hikes Domestic Airfare Costs; Passenger Capacity Raised to 72.5%

Flights under 40 minutes will now cost 11.53 per cent more, and the upper limit has been raised by 12.82 per cent.

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Govt Hikes Domestic Airfare Costs; Passenger Capacity Raised to 72.5%
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The Ministry of Civil Aviation has announced a price hike in domestic airfaire, with flights under 40 minutes of duration now costing 11.53 percent more, and the upper limit being increased by 12.82 percent.

This means that under 40 minute-flights will now cost ₹2,900, which is Rs 300 more than the previous fare.

Meanwhile, 40-60 minute-long flights will now cost a minimum of ₹3,700 instead of ₹3,300 and a maximum of ₹11,000 instead of ₹9,800, Hindustan Times reported.

However, the actual prices will go beyond the stated figures as government order excludes the inclusion of passenger security fee, user development fee for the airports and the GST, Hindustan Times reported.

In view of this hike, the minimum cost of one way Delhi-Mumbai flights had increased by at least Rs 575, and at most by Rs 1,625.

Further, domestic airlines can now have upto 72.5 percent of their pre-covid occupancy. Till now, this was only 65 percent.

As per the ministry, this has been done in tandem with the present COVID-19 situation in the country as domestic airfaire has picked up pace.

This revision is the 4th time the ministry has announced a change in ticket costs. They were earlier revised in February, May and June.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times)

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