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Predatory airfares need to be regulated, says junior aviation minister
Business

Predatory airfares need to be regulated, says junior aviation minister

The minister's comments come against the backdrop of many carriers resorting to steep discount on tickets to stimulate demand in the face of stiff competition.

Show how many seats booked on lowest, highest fares: DGCA to carriers
Business

Show how many seats booked on lowest, highest fares: DGCA to carriers

This move by DGCA comes after much back and forth over air fare regulation.

ATF prices down 40% since October, but air tickets still cost a bomb
Economy

ATF prices down 40% since October, but air tickets still cost a bomb

Sharma said his ministry has conducted no analysis to find out if airlines actually passed on this reduction in ATF prices to consumers because the government does not regulate airfares.

Valentine's Day offer: After SpiceJet sale, Jet Airways offers discounts too
Business

Valentine's Day offer: After SpiceJet sale, Jet Airways offers discounts too

Jet Airways has announced discounted fares on international routes starting Rs8,773 (all inclusive) and customised travel packages for domestic destinations for immediate travel on the occasion of Valentine’s Day.

After Air India and Jet slash fares, budget carrier GoAir offers tickets at Rs 1,468
Business

After Air India and Jet slash fares, budget carrier GoAir offers tickets at Rs 1,468

A week after Jet Airways and Air India decided to slash airfares in a bid to take on new competitor Vistara, low-cost carrier GoAir too has launched a promotional scheme, offering fares as low as Rs 1,468.

Where's discipline? Aviation minister orders probe into fare discounts, predatory pricing
Corporate

Where's discipline? Aviation minister orders probe into fare discounts, predatory pricing

The minister now wants a probe into the entire business of frequent fare discounts. A senior ministry official told Firstbiz that the present system of discounting fares by airlines reeked of "predatory pricing" and needs to be checked. He said the minister will not be asking aviation regulator DGCA to conduct a probe but task officials of the ministry to do this.

Low fares 'non-existent': Passengers' body says airlines fooling public, seeks DGCA action
Corporate

Low fares 'non-existent': Passengers' body says airlines fooling public, seeks DGCA action

We strongly believe that the DGCA must put an end to this practice of offering ridiculously low fares, the body said

Airlines rule out lower fares but agree to more flights from smaller airports
Business

Airlines rule out lower fares but agree to more flights from smaller airports

Also, the second issue of some states seeking lower fares on flights to their airports in return for waiving sales tax on jet fuel has also been partially resolved. Airlines will not offer lower fares but will mount more flights to these states to increase connectivity.<br /><br />

Why airfares can't be more transparent
Business

Why airfares can't be more transparent

Airlines have said displaying the number of seats available at each level will further unhealthy competition in the sector.

For airlines and passengers, flying from Mumbai to get costlier
Business

For airlines and passengers, flying from Mumbai to get costlier

Flying from Mumbai is going to get costlier from next month as the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (Aera) has approved a 154 percent hike in landing and parking charges at Mumbai's airport and, introduced a steep user development fee (UDF) on passengers departing from the city.

Ministry plans new unit to check air fares
Business

Ministry plans new unit to check air fares

<br /><br /> At the moment the tariff unit in DGCA monitors fares.

SITA's 'Horizon' Ushers In Fares Revolution
Biztech

SITA&#039;s &#039;Horizon&#039; Ushers In Fares Revolution

SITA&#039;s Total Fares Management provides electronic distribution to industry pricing engines at the touch of a button.