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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.

'Full-time aviation watchdog chief by July-end'

A day after appointing an interim chief of the aviation regulator, the government was Wednesday considering the appointment by July-end of an official who will head the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in a full-time capacity for at least one year.