Ministry plans unit to monitor domestic air fares

A new unit may be set up in the Ministry of Civil Aviation to monitor domestic air fares. The proposal is aimed at ensuring greater transparency in the pricing of domestic air tickets. “Airlines Web sites show the basic fare. But a passenger does not know how much the fare is being increased when price of aviation turbine fuel goes up or if there is any decrease in fares if the price comes down. The proposed unit will try and ensure that a passenger gets some understanding on how much of the fare is for the seat, how much towards the increase or decrease in fuel prices and other charges,” a senior Government official said.


Source: Hindu Business Line

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