Now that the domestic flight passenger services are set to recommence from May 25, Monday, air fliers can expect to pay anything between INR 2000 to 18600 for a seat. The prices have been fixed in seven bands on the basis of flight duration for the forthcoming three months starting May 25 to August 24. The announcement was recently made by the government of India.

The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued the lower and upper limit and specified seven broad price bands under which the flight fare for domestic airlines will be fixed.

According to the latest reports, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the measure to allot the price bands has been taken in the wake of the unusual situation ushered by the Coronavirus pandemic.

DGCA fixes domestic flight fare in seven bands; this is how much your flight ticket would cost

Reportedly, the seven price bands have been fixed considering the duration of the journey starting from the lowest duration of the flight to the longest. These price bands are as under:

Sector A – Routes will have travel duration of less than 40 minutes
Routes: Jammu-Srinagar, Delhi-Chandigarh Patna-Ranchi, etc.

Minimum fare: INR 2000
Maximum fare: INR 6000

Sector B – Routes will have travel duration of up to 60 minutes
Routes: Delhi-Bhopal, Delhi-Lucknow
Minimum fare: INR 2500
Maximum fare: INR 7500.

Sector C – Flight duration will be between 60 and 90 minutes
Minimum fare: INR 3000
Maximum fare: INR 9000

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Sector D – Flight durations will be between 90 and 120 minutes

Routes: Delhi-Mumbai etc.
Minimum fare: INR 3500
Maximum fare: INR 10000

Sector E – Flight duration will be between 120 and 150 minutes
Routes: Delhi-Bengaluru
Minimum fare: INR 4500
Maximum fare: INR 13000

Sector F – Flight duration will be between 150 and 180 minutes
Routes: Delhi-Imphal
Minimum fare: INR 5500
Maximum fare: INR 15700

Sector G – This is the longest route, and travel duration in it will be between 180 and 210 minutes.

Route: Delhi-Port Blair
Minimum fare: INR 6500
Maximum fare: INR 18600

According to media reports, Indian Airlines is set to run about 8428 flights every week for the coming three months from May 25 to August 25.

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