The cap on the upper and lower limits on domestic airfare will remain in place till November 24 or until further orders, the Aviation Ministry was quoted by PTI as saying on Friday.
“As per the prevailing situation of COVID-19, the central government…directs that the order shall remain in force till 2359 hrs on 24th November, 2020, or until further orders,” the Aviation Ministry said.
Earlier, Aviation Secretary P S Kharola had informed regarding the extension on the government-imposed upper and lower limits on airfares till August 24 and the conditions would depend on how the COVID-19 situation fared in the country.
Domestic passenger flight operations had resumed on May 25 after nearly two months of suspension during the coronavirus lockdown in the country. But the government had imposed a lower and upper limit cap on the airfares based on the duration of the flight.
On May 21, the officials had stated that these limits were to be enforced for a period of three months.
Along with the limits on airfares, the aviation ministry had asked the airlines to operate not more than 33 per cent of their pre-COVID domestic flights. On June 26, the cap was increased to 45 per cent.
In another order, the Aviation on Friday Ministry said the 45 per cent cap would be in place till November 24 or “until further orders”.