To curb exorbitant charges, Parliamentary panel recommends fixing upper limit for economy class airfares

Raising concern over the exorbitant air fares during the peak seasons, a parliamentary panel on Friday recommended clearly fixing the upper limit for the economy class charges.

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2016, 19:11 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Raising concern over the exorbitant air fares during the peak seasons, a parliamentary panel on Friday recommended clearly fixing the upper limit for the economy class charges.

The panel also recommended that the airlines must pass the 50 percent reduction in jet fuel price to the consumers by way of slashing fares.

"The Committee also noticed that the airfares are exorbitant during the peak tourist seasons which are also causing hindrance to passenger flow in the country...

"The Committee also recommends that, in view of the predatory charges levied by the airlines during peak times, the Government should fix an upper limit especially in the economy class of airfares so that there should not be unhealthy practice of raising fares exorbitantly by the airliners," the Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture said in its 231st report, tabled in Parliament on Friday.

With PTI inputs