Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday (July 24) said that the fare cap on domestic flights will continue until November 24, 2020, or until further orders. The decision comes after Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri during a press briefing had said that the price cap on domestic routes will be applicable well beyond August 24.
On May 21, the aviation regulator DGCA issued the government-decided fare limits for these bands — domestic flights with less than 40-minute duration to have lower and upper limits of Rs 2,000 and Rs 6,000, for 40-60 minutes Rs 2,500 and Rs 7,500, for 60-90 minutes Rs 3,000 and Rs 9,000, for 90-120 minutes Rs 3,500 and Rs 10,000, for 120-150 minutes Rs 4,500 and Rs 13,000, and for 150-180 minutes Rs 5,500 and Rs 15,700.
In addition, DGCA has also extended domestic flight restrictions until November 24, 2020. It is worth mentioning that the government had decided to enhance domestic flying to 45 per cent in June from the initial 33 per cent level which had been in place since domestic flying restarted on May 25. All domestic, as well as international flights, were suspended due to the nationwide lockdown which was imposed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.