DGCA asks airlines to reduce airfares on 10 routes

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked airlines to reduce fares on 10 domestic routes to “reasonable levels” as ticket prices on these routes have soared to 30 per cent in last one month, according to a senior official. Speaking about various steps being taken to address capacity and other issues, Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola said the DGCA reviewed airfare movement in 40 high density sectors. It was found that airfares rose 10-30 per cent on 10 routes and on those routes, airlines have been asked to reduce the ticket prices to “reasonable levels”, Kharola said.

(Source: PTI)