Airlines are not 'demons': Civil Aviation Minister

Airlines are not 'demons': Civil Aviation Minister

Airlines might not be "angels but definitely they are not demons", Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday said amid concerns over arbitrary hike in airfares and emphasised that carriers have been responsive during crises.

SpiceJet, IndiGo, Jet Airways announce ‘Monsoon Sale’ offers; fares start Rs 444

SpiceJet, IndiGo, Jet Airways announce ‘Monsoon Sale’ offers; fares start Rs 444

As monsoon kicks in slowly in India, it's raining discounts and offers in airfares, with a one-way domestic ticket costing as low as Rs 444 only.

SpiceJet Monsoon Bonanza Sale: One-way fare starting at Rs 444

SpiceJet Monsoon Bonanza Sale: One-way fare starting at Rs 444

SpiceJet on Wednesday announced a 'Monsoon Bonanza Sale' starting from Rs 444 for its non-stop and via flights on its domestic routes

Air travellers to pay less for extra baggage from today

Air travellers to pay less for extra baggage from today

Now, airlines would charge Rs 100 per extra kg till 20 kg from the current rate of Rs 300.

Now, pay Rs 1000 to advance your journey on Jet Airways

Now, pay Rs 1000 to advance your journey on Jet Airways

Passengers of Jet Airways can now take a flight earlier than their scheduled one by paying Rs 1000 more, a facility which comes after the government proposed a cap on ticket cancellation charges and increased compensation for denied boarding, and cancelled and delayed flights.

Bad news for air passengers! Govt rules out capping of airline fares

Bad news for air passengers! Govt rules out capping of airline fares

Civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said restricting the air fares will not make good business sense as it could also jeopardise the government's regional connectivity plan as such a move may discourage airlines to fly on non-profitable routes.
 

Airlines may increase price of tickets with hike in ATF

Airlines may increase price of tickets with hike in ATF

With the Government affecting a steep over nine percent hike in aviation turbine fuel (ATF), airlines may increase the price of tickets.

Happy flying! Air tickets of 1-hour flights could cost just Rs 2,500

Happy flying! Air tickets of 1-hour flights could cost just Rs 2,500

In a move that could take thousands of air travellers on a 'happy journey', air tickets for journeys up to 1 hour flight could be charged just Rs 2,500 only.

Vistara slashes business class fares by up to 30%

Vistara slashes business class fares by up to 30%

Vistara, which started operations in January 2015, is the only domestic carrier which offers three cabin classes on its aircraft -- business, premium economy and economy.

Govt may drop plan to impose 2% levy on air tickets

Govt may drop plan to impose 2% levy on air tickets

A government proposal to levy a 2 percent cess on domestic and international tickets to fund increased regional connectivity that would have led to a hike in air fares is likely to be dropped.

Budget 2016: Air travel to become expensive

Budget 2016: Air travel to become expensive

Fliers will have to shell out more with the government proposing a hike of 6 percent in excise duty on jet fuel but it would not be applicable to the proposed Scheduled Commuter Airlines (SCAs) under the regional connectivity scheme.

Flying abroad? Book Jet Airways international flights at 30% discount

Flying abroad? Book Jet Airways international flights at 30% discount

According to the company, the ongoing seven-day sale will end on February 29. The scheme offers discounted fares on economy and premiere classes for passengers travelling on the airline`s international network.

Jat stir effect: Domestic airfares soar over 300%, hits a high of Rs 23,000

Jat stir effect: Domestic airfares soar over 300%, hits a high of Rs 23,000

While the fares for a SpiceJet flight to Amritsar from Mumbai for Tuesday stood at whopping 23,610, IndiGo, GoAir and SpiceJet's fares for a Delhi-Amritsar flight have been quoted as Rs 18,562.

GoAir announces limited period 'zero cancellation fee' offer

GoAir announces limited period 'zero cancellation fee' offer

The offer is valid across all GoAir flights booked between February 13-16 for travel between June 1 and December 15, 2016, the airline said in a statement.

Airfares to be cheaper? Govt to ask airlines to pass on benefits of low fuel prices to passengers

Airfares to be cheaper? Govt to ask airlines to pass on benefits of low fuel prices to passengers

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju, however, said the government will not dictate on air ticket rates.

Republic Day sale: After SpiceJet, Air Costa, GoAir offer discounted fares

Republic Day sale: After SpiceJet, Air Costa, GoAir offer discounted fares

Regional carrier Air Costa has lowered its fares by Rs 555 for four days across nine domestic destinations as part of Republic Day celebrations.

Jet Airways Christmas, New Year offer! slashes airfares by 10%

Jet Airways Christmas, New Year offer! slashes airfares by 10%

As part of its Christmas and New Year offer to air travellers, Jet Airways has cut airfares by 10 percent across cabin class.

Chennai floods: Domestic airlines jack up one-way airfares over Rs 50,000

Chennai floods: Domestic airlines jack up one-way airfares over Rs 50,000

Air India was charging fares as high as Rs 51,750 for a business class ticket for its flight to the city from Bangalore, while private Jet Airways fares stood at Rs 47,000.

Chennai floods: Airfares slashed to flat Rs 1,000 for South-bound flights

Chennai floods: Airfares slashed to flat Rs 1,000 for South-bound flights

The ministry has also slashed the price of airfares of North-bound flights from Arakkonam air base to just Rs 2,000.

Parliamentary panel pitches for capping maximum airfares

Parliamentary panel pitches for capping maximum airfares

Amid concerns over steep fluctuations in air ticket prices, a Parliamentary panel has suggested capping maximum airfares on domestic routes.