Domestic Fare Cap Extended by the Indian Aviation Minister

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Price capping on domestic flights extended by India’s Civil Aviation Ministry for another 3 Months.

India’s Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, informed that domestic fare caps will remain in place until February 2021. The government also mentioned that the fare caps could be removed if passenger levels reach pre-COVID levels before February.

The ministry has had a price floor and ceiling on all routes since flights restarted on May 21. Later, it was extended till November 24.

“We are extending the price bands for another three months,” he said at a press conference.

“Even though we are extending it by three months, if by the time we reach the end of the year, and if we find that there is a very appreciable movement in the situation and we are reaching pre-COVID levels, I would absolutely have no hesitation if my colleagues (aviation ministry officials) want us to not utilise the price band for the full three months period,” Mr Puri added.