India: DGCA advises airlines to adhere to fare band

Monday, July 16, 2012
New Delhi: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has advised all Indian airlines to ensure that the airfares remain within the fare band.

In view of the media reports about increase in airfares over the last few days, the DGCA had done study of airfares and concluded that the airfare offered by various scheduled domestic airlines on different sectors remained within the fare bands available on their respective websites.

Notably, in the last 15 to 20 days airfares of flights to and from New Delhi have gone up on account of increased User Development Fee (UDF) and Service Tax. However, as per DGCA officials, fares for 14 days in advance of the journey are still available in the lowest fare buckets.

Random monitoring of airfares by DGCA has not revealed an alarming trend.
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