Air ticket price can't escalate beyond what is justifiable: Scindia

New Delhi, Jun 7 (IANS): Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday emphasised the importance of maintaining reasonable airline ticket prices following the resumption of domestic air travel after the Covid-induced lockdowns.

Earlier at a meeting with the Airlines Advisory Group on Monday, the minister had expressed the need for maximum ticket prices to be within an acceptable range and had conveyed this message clearly to the airlines.

Presenting a report card of the aviation sector's performance in the nine years of Narendra Modi government on Wednesday, Scindia highlighted that it is crucial to avoid exorbitant prices, especially considering the recent incidents such as the Go First situation, as well as other unforeseen events or emergencies.

He emphasisd that the government cannot permit prices to escalate beyond what is justifiable, while saying that it is monitoring the fares on a daily basis.

Earlier, in an effort to regulate fares, the airlines were urged to self-monitor prices, particularly on routes previously served by the grounded Go First airline.

"The objective is to ensure that air travel remains affordable and accessible for the passengers, while also taking into account the various challenges faced by the aviation industry," Scinida said.

The minister also said that on June 5, the fare to travel from Delhi to Srinagar on June 6 was from Rs 11,913 to Rs 18,592. On June 6, the price to travel on the same route on June 7 came down to Rs 10,626 to Rs 16,506.

"Similarly, for Delhi-Leh, it was Rs 8,658 to Rs 24,644, which came down to Rs 9,707 to Rs 16,034," he said.



Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: Air ticket price can't escalate beyond what is justifiable: Scindia

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.