Airfares down by up to 61 per cent: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has said that airfares on certain routes from Delhi have been considerably reduced by 14 to 61 per cent following the airlines’ advisory group meeting held on June 6.

Emphasizing the monitoring efforts of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Ministry,  Scindia expressed satisfaction with the reduction in maximum fares for flights connecting Delhi to destinations such as Srinagar, Leh, Pune, and Mumbai.

“I am happy to say that the maximum fares on flights connecting Delhi to Srinagar, Leh, Pune and Mumbai were reduced by 14-61 per cent on June 6. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Ministry are monitoring the daily fares,” Scindia said while addressing the press conference.

The Union Minister was addressing media persons in the national capital while highlighting the work done by the aviation sector in the last nine years under Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

The Aviation Minister further said that for the rates, the sector follows an algorithm.

Scindia explained that airlines have the authority to determine airfares and various factors are taken into account including market dynamics and season. The aviation industry employs an algorithm for pricing decisions.