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Rising airfares: DGCA meets airlines; to engage with them for appropriate action

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Aviation regulator will continue to monitor airfare movements on a daily basis and also engage with for appropriate action, a said Tuesday amid concerns over rising ticket prices.

With crisis-hit drastically curtailing its operations, there has been an adverse impact on the number of flights being operated on various routes.

As concerns persist on higher air ticket prices, the of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Tuesday held a meeting with representatives of airlines, the said.

Airlines were advised to continue to monitor at their level and provide information to the to keep fares low as far as possible, he noted.

"also intimated that they have removed the few higher buckets from sale and offering tickets to passengers in lower fare buckets.

"DGCA will continue to monitor fare movement on daily basis and engage with for appropriate action," the added.

According to him, the regulator monitors domestic airfares on a daily basis, particularly on high density routes and routes where alternate mode of transport is not available or is difficult.

Based on the monitoring process, the DGCA engages with airlines when the spurt in airfares is observed in any sector for appropriate action, he added.

Earlier in the day, had called for a review of issues related to struggling Jet Airways, including rising fares and flight cancellations.

"@MoCA_GoI to review issues related to Jet Airways, especially increasing fares, flight cancellations etc," Prabhu said in a tweet.

Besides asking to take necessary steps to protect passenger rights and safety, Prabhu also called for working with all stakeholders for their well being.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 17:20 IST