Airfare

  • SpiceJet introduces another low fare offer 17-04-2014 07:59 AM

    Mumbai: The fare war started by budget carrier SpiceJet in January that led to cuts by other domestic players remains unabated with the Kalanithi Maran promoted-airline now coming up with another low fare offer from select cities. The low fares offered by SpiceJet, which vary from city to city, are...
  • Getting up from seat before plane stops annoys most: Survey 02-12-2013 02:51 PM

    New Delhi: The habit of getting up before a plane comes to a halt after landing at an airport, though the seat belt sign is on, annoys a majority of the flyers. Men and women flyers also found it annoying when the passenger sitting in front rudely reclined the seat...
  • IndiGo joins other airlines, hikes airfares by 25 per cent 07-09-2013 08:25 AM

    New Delhi: Domestic carrier IndiGo on Friday followed its rivals and raised airfares by 25 per cent. IndiGo joins airlines such as SpiceJet, Jet Airways and Air India who recently hiked the fares by 25 per cent citing rise in input costs. "IndiGo has revised upwards its fares, which are...
  • SpiceJet says airfares will be hiked by 30 per cent 03-09-2013 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Air travellers will have to shell out much more for flight tickets in the coming days. Amidst the ongoing economic crisis, low-cost carrier SpiceJet has said that fares will be increased by around 30 per cent. The airline has further said that increasing airfare is of utmost importance...
  • Jet fuel prices hiked by 7 pc; airfares to zoom this festive season 03-09-2013 07:56 AM

    Mumbai: Right ahead of the festive season this year, the aviation sector has seen a steep hike in traffic, which means people will have to shell out more for tickets. Jet fuel prices have been hiked by a steep 7 per cent taking the rates to a high of over...
  • British Airways announces 4-day discount offer for business class 13-08-2013 09:12 PM

    British Airways on Tuesday announced a four-day special offer of 15 per cent discount on its business class tickets to London and North America from across its destinations from the country to celebrate the 67th Independence Day. The offer available only on the first and club world cabins, starts from...
  • DGCA puts a cap on the number of preferential seats to 25 pc 30-06-2013 09:58 AM

    New Delhi: The Director General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) has put a cap on the number of preferential seats in an aircraft. The aviation regulator has capped the number of preferential seats through pre booking to 25 per cent. The aviation regulator has also asked the airlines to inform passengers...
  • Airlines may be able to charge extra for only 20 pc seats 30-05-2013 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: Indian carriers may have to limit the seats for which they can charge extra to about 15-20 per cent of the total seats on each flight, with the government planning to soon issue a directive in this regard. The total seats on a two-class single-aisle Airbus A-320 or...
  • Govt mulls putting cap on preferred seats on airlines 19-05-2013 12:48 PM

    New Delhi: The recent 'unbundling' of some services such as seat preferences or meals on board might be helping airlines to earn a lot of ancillary revenue, but the government is considering whether it could limit the number of 'preferred seats' on sale on each flight. The government has been...
  • Rahul meets Congress leaders from Union Territories 18-05-2013 01:18 AM

    New Delhi: A meeting of Congress leaders from Union Territories convened by Rahul Gandhi on Friday saw strong pleas to make the Union Home Ministry pro-active to resolve the problems faced by the areas ahead of Lok Sabha polls. The leaders from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Andaman and Nicobar islands,...
  • Jet to charge Rs 250 for additional baggage over 15 kg 09-05-2013 06:57 PM

    Mumbai: Jet Airways group on Thursday said it has revised, with effective from May 15, the free baggage allowance to 15 kg in the economy class on all domestic routes, but has retained the cabin baggage limit at the previous level of 7 kg. The airline, in a statement, said...
  • War over airfare intensifies; will DGCA step in? 20-02-2013 11:03 PM

    The DGCA had earlier in the year warned the airlines to not cut fares after SpiceJet offered 10 lakh tickets for Rs 2013 on January 11. ...
  • Budget: tax down; airfare, lab tests costly 28-02-2011 09:12 PM

    New Delhi: A play-safe budget on Monday raised the income tax exemption limit from Rs 1.60 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh, leaving at least an extra Rs 2,000 in the hands of tax paying men across the board and made air travel, hotel accommodation and drinking in AC restaurants costlier....
  • Gujjar agitation: Airfares up on high demand 25-12-2010 05:29 PM

    Jaipur With Gujjar agitation intensifying in Rajasthan, airlines have hiked fares on Jaipur-Delhi and Jaipur-Mumbai routes while the bookings are almost full for the next two days. Travellers have no option but to pay twice or thrice the actual fare as the demand has raised after cancellation of numerous trains...
  • Airlines sell 1.84 lakh tickets in 15 hours 24-12-2010 10:43 PM

    New Delhi: Airfares have soared this December but that has not stopped holiday travel. Domestic Airlines clocked a new record this Christmas, selling 1.84 lakh tickets on Friday. This is a 20 per cent rise over last year. Jet Airways sold the maximum, with over 36,000 tickets. Kingfisher followed with...
  • DGCA unhappy with fares on airlines websites 13-12-2010 06:23 PM

    New Delhi: Aviation Minister Praful Patel, while addressing the media after the Civil Aviation Economic Advisory Council meet, on Friday, said that the Aviation Ministry and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) were unhappy with fares on airline websites. He said that though spot fares will be higher than...
  • Airlines pay only lip service to DGCA order 09-12-2010 05:44 PM

    New Delhi: Domestic airlines have only techincally complied with DGCA's directive to declare route wise fares. The data available on the airlines' websites can only be deciphered by experts. Airlines have complied with the word of the DGCA order but not with the spirit of the directive. All domestic carriers...
  • Domestic airlines begin displaying route fare 07-12-2010 10:06 PM

    New Delhi: Complying with the directives of DGCA, domestic airlines on Tuesday said they have started publishing different fare levels for each route from Tuesday. DGCA had on Monday directed all Indian carriers to show route-wise and date-wise airfares on their websites by Wednesday evening and ensure transparency so that...
  • Vijay Mallya against Govt regulating airfares 06-12-2010 04:08 PM

    New Delhi: Kingfisher Airlines owner Vijay Mallya on Monday protested against Government's attempt to regulate airfares. Mallya said that there should be no regulation on airfares, whether it is in upper or lower band. "If government is concerned about airfares, it should be concerned about high airfares and equally be...
  • Airfares to come down by 20-25 per cent 05-12-2010 11:46 AM

    New Delhi: Your flight tickets won't cost a bomb after all private airlines have buckled to pressure and brought down airfares by 20 per cent to 25 per cent. After the Directorate General of Civil Aviation's (DGCA) intervention, the airlines have slashed fares A Delhi-Mumbai ticket is now available for...
  • DGCA asks airlines to have lower fares 04-12-2010 04:36 PM

    New Delh: A day after Civil Aviation Ministry warned the airlines against predatory pricing, aviation regulator the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) made it clear to the private airlines in a meeting in New Delhi on Saturday that steep airfares have to come down. A meeting between DGCA officials,...
  • Exorbitant fare hikes not justified: Praful Patel 04-12-2010 07:02 AM

    New Delhi: The Government on Friday took on the airlines over the issue of exorbitant airfares. Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Friday warned the airlines that they cannot charge fares at will. The Civil Aviation Ministry had demanded an explanation from airlines on proposed airfares submitted by them. The...
  • Govt warns airlines against exorbitant fares 03-12-2010 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: The Government on Friday took on the airlines over the issue of exorbitant airfares. Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Friday warned the airlines that they cannot charge fares at will. "Exorbitant hike has caused inconvenience to the travellers. We feel that corrective action must be taken. Aviation...
  • Airlines asked to justify fare-hike proposal 02-12-2010 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry demanded an explanation from airlines on proposed airfares submitted by them. Acting on a government directive, domestic airlines on Wednesday submitted their proposals for making public a range of fares for every month. Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said there would be no exorbitant...