Govt sets fare range for flights, 40% tickets to be sold below mid-point

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Govt sets fare range for flights, 40% tickets to be sold below mid-point


NEW DELHI: The government has fixed minimum and maximum fares, effective till 11.59pm on August 24, for

domestic flights

that will resume from Monday. Airlines will need to sell 40% seats below midpoint of the fare band on each flight.

Based on flying time, there are seven categories: starting at flights below 40 minutes having a range of Rs 2,000-6,000 and going upto those with flying time of 3-3.5 hours with a range of Rs 6,500-18,600 (see graphic). With air services set to resume from May 25, most airlines have started taking bookings.

Aviation minister H S Puri said there may not be any requirement to quarantine domestic passengers. “The rules of different states will need to be followed. It does not seem domestic flyers will need to be quarantined,” Puri said.

The new protocol for flying has also been finalised that, among other things, prohibits eating on board (except on health ground), advises pregnant women, aged and people with health issues not to fly for now and check-in bag tags that passengers used to get being replaced by SMSs.

People staying in containment zones and those who have been detected corona positive in the last two months can’t fly. And if they do so, penal action will be taken against them.

Meanwhile, the economy one-way fares fixed by the government, that do not i

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