New Delhi, 20/3: Because of the Coronavirus pandemic and economic slowdown, the Petrol and LPG prices are touching sky-high. Amidst all this, the central government has given another blow to the public. The fares of domestic flights in the country were increased by 5 percent.
The information was shared by Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri through his Twitter handle.
“There has been a continuous rise in the price of ATF so it has been decided to increase the lower fare band by 5% keeping the upper fare band unchanged. We may open the sector for 100% operations when daily passenger traffic crosses 3.5 lakhs on 3 occasions in a month,” he tweeted.
“Last few days have seen a decline in the number of air passengers largely due to restrictions & imposition of compulsory RT-PCR test by various states. Due to this, we have decided to retain the permissible limit to 80% of schedule,” he added.