CCI probes alleged cartelisation in airfares

Noting that concerns over sudden rise in airfares are "understandable", Competition Commission on Friday said it is again probing alleged carterlisation in air ticket prices even though earlier probes did not find any evidence in this regard.


Air India special offer 'Get Upfront'

National carrier Air India's economy class passengers can now enjoy the luxury and comfort of executive cabin while the executive class customers can get upgrade to the first class by paying a few extra bucks.

High airfares: Domestic carriers seek week's time for suggestions

Domestic carriers Tuesday sought a week's time from the government to come up with their proposals to address the issue of "high fares", especially during the festival time after failing to reach a consensus on the issue.

Now, fly AirAsia India for just Rs 890, all inclusive

AirAsia India is offering an all-inclusive fare of just Rs 890 for domestic travel and Rs 3,399 for international flights.

Domestic airlines to discuss high airfares issue on Sept 15

Domestic air carriers have been called for a meeting on September 15 by the government to discuss the issue of high airfares, especially during festival seasons and emergency travel, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed serious concern over the issue.

Aviation Ministry working on airfares after PM Modi's concerns

The Civil Aviation Ministry is working on options to address the issue of airlines charging high fares, especially during festive seasons, in the wake of serious concerns expressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue but ruled out regulating ticket prices.

PM voices concern over high airfares during festive seasons

There have been instances of airlines hiking price of air tickets during festival seasons when more people travel.

PM Modi's concern over predatory airfares, likely cess on tickets

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed serious concern over the predatory pricing by the domestic airlines, an issue that will be addressed shortly by the civil aviation ministry, which is also mulling a two per cent cess on tickets in its new aviation policy.

Jet Airways slashes fares on select international routes

In a fresh discounted ticket offer, private carrier Jet Airways Monday lowered its base fares for both business and economy class for travel on select international routes via its overseas hub Abu Dhabi for a limited period.

Capping of airfares violates competition norms: CCI

Capping of airfares will violate competition norms as it stifles the movement of market forces, fair trade watchdog CCI's chief Ashok Chawla has said amid rising calls to curb exorbitant pricing of air tickets.

Jet Airways announces special week-end airfares

After slashing its business class fares by upto 50 percent, Jet Airways Friday announced another discounted ticket scheme, offering special fares every week-end to its domestic and international travellers.

Govt mulls capping airfares to curb predatory pricing ways
Govt mulls capping airfares to curb predatory pricing ways

Government is looking at ways to curb predatory airfares, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma said Thursday only two days after he ruled out considering a mechanism to deal with such practices.

Mahesh Sharma says norms can be found to regulate airfares

After a flip-flop over new airport around the national capital, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma appears to have two minds over capping or regulating airfares - one view was communicated in parliament and the other at an event here on Thursday.

DGCA asked to analyse airfare movements in past 5 years
DGCA asked to analyse airfare movements in past 5 years

The government has asked aviation watchdog DGCA to conduct a detailed study of airfares charged by domestic airlines in high density routes during the past five years, amid allegations that carriers steeply hike ticket prices during peak travel seasons.

Civil Aviation Ministry hints at capping airfares

In a clear signal on capping airfares, the Civil Aviation Ministry Thursday said mechanisms would be put in place to curb predatory pricing ways of airlines.

Indian airlines doing better; need to get fares right: Boeing

Bullish on Indian aviation market, top aircraft maker Boeing has said that operating environment has improved for airlines in the country but there is a need to get the airfare metrics right to make profits.

Extortionary, predatory airfares not acceptable: Aviation Ministry

Amid rising concern over steep fluctuations in airfares, the Civil Aviation Ministry has said that neither "extortionary" nor "predatory" pricing of tickets is acceptable.

Jet Airways offers 25% discount on business class fares

Jet Airways Monday said it has lowered its business class fares by 25 percent for travel on its domestic network with a three day booking window period.

Average fare of carriers during peak seasons near minimum fare: DGCA

Aviation regulator DGCA has said that the average fare of domestic carriers during peak demand seasons was closer to the minimum fare.

Jet Airways, GoAir, AirAsia offer fares starting Rs 1,299

Heating up the airfare war, domestic budget cariers Jet Airways, GoAir and AirAsia are offering discounted fares starting from as low as Rs 1,299 only, inclusive of all taxes.