Aviation ministry clarifies Delhi-London travel fares

Recently, the media reported that ticket prices from Delhi to London had reached an all time high. However, the Aviation Ministry has released a clarification on this matter.

An economy class ticket for a flight from Delhi to London was available between 1.03 lakh and 1.47 lakh in August, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Sunday.

“There are media reports claiming that one-way economy class fares between India and the UK have reached ₹ 4 lakh. These reports have no proven basis. The veracity of Shri’s claim Sanjeev Gupta has been carefully vetted by the DGCA, ”the ministry said on Twitter.

“The proposed tariffs on the Delhi-London sector (economy class) range from 1.03 to 1.21 lakh for Indian carriers and from 1.28 to 1.47 lakh for British carriers for travel in August 2021”, he added.

This clarification came after a complaint was lodged by the secretary of the secretariat of the Interstate Council at the Union’s Interior Ministry, Sanjeev Gupta. He posted a tweet saying that an economy class ticket on British Airways’ Delhi-London flight for August 26 was priced at 3.95 lakh.

He said an economy class ticket on a Delhi-London flight from Vistara and Air India for the same date also cost between 1.2 and 2.3 lakh in the middle of the university admission hour at the UK.

The secretary added that he had “alerted” PS Kharola, secretary of the Civil Aviation Union on this subject.

Even though there have been caps on domestic air fares in India since May of last year, this has not been the case for international air fares.



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