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Air ticket rates hurting wallet? Centre not to intervene in price mechanism

The aviation ministry will reportedly not intervene in the issue of airlines charging prices for particular seats on a flight

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The Centre is unlikely to intervene in the pricing mechanism of the aviation sector despite a rise in the number of consumer complaints. According to a report in Mint, the aviation ministry may not intervene in the issue of airlines charging prices for particular seats on a flight. 

"Like any deregulated market, the government does not intervene in the pricing mechanism for services. The airline market is highly competitive and price-elastic. Consumers are free to choose from a variety of airlines. Prices are transparently declared in advance," an official told Mint

The report added that if any airline charges Rs 150-400

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First Published: Nov 22 2022 | 1:35 PM IST

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