Airline fares on short-haul routes go up by 10-15%; 62% hike on Mumbai-Hyderabad route


There has been a spike in airfares, mainly after grounding of scores of planes by ailing Jet Airways the subsequent shutting down of operations on 17 April 2019.

Though the Ministry of Civil Aviation last Thursday directed airlines to keep fares at affordable levels and not indulge in predatory pricing, amid rise in ticket prices, airfares on short-haul routes such as Delhi-Dehradun have risen sharply, say media reports.

Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola said the movement of airfares is being closely monitored. The average ticket prices have gone up in the range of 10-15 percent across various sectors even as airlines like SpiceJet and IndiGo have mounted additional capacity.

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