Aviation ministry clarifies Delhi-London travel fares
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.
Some media claim that one-way economy class fares between India and UK have reached Rs. 4 lakhs. These reports have … https://t.co/Ow4bhD0y3Q
– MoCA_GoI (@MoCA_GoI) 1628442927000
“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.
Fare ₹ 3.95 lakh one way from Delhi to London on August 26th. No, it’s not 1st class. It’s the economy on @ British_Airways.… Https://t.co/IHxyWvLosP
– Sanjeev Gupta (@ sanjg2k1) 1628325238000
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.