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DGCA asks SpiceJet to withdraw sale offer for discounted tickets

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DGCA asks SpiceJet to withdraw sale offer

new Delhi. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has instructed private airline SpiceJet to stop its five-day ticket sale starting on Monday. The reason for this is due to the government setting a limit on air travel fares since domestic flights were resumed after May 25. SpiceJet announced a five-day 'one-on-one ticket free' sale in a press release on Monday morning. Under this, the company has offered a ticket for a one-way domestic journey at a minimum base fare of Rs 899. Tax is payable separately on this ticket. According to the release, customers buying tickets during the sale will get an incentive coupon worth a maximum of Rs 2,000. They will be able to use it in future trips.

On Monday afternoon, the DGCA directed SpiceJet to stop its sale, noting the government's order to fix the fare limit. The government, in its order, has fixed a minimum fare of Rs 2,000 for the shortest distance flights. A SpiceJet spokesperson said, "We are already following the DGCA guidelines." The domestic aviation for airlines on May 21 before the Ministry of Civil Aviation started air travel in the country from May 25. An order to fix the rental limit was issued. Seven categories were created for this. The deadline for restricting rent was first fixed till 24 August which was later extended to 24 November. Under this, flights of 40 minutes or less were placed in the first category. The minimum fare for this was fixed at Rs 2,000 and maximum Rs 6,000. Similarly, Rs. 2,500-7,500 for 40 to 60 minutes, Rs. 3,000-9,000 for 60-90 minutes, Rs. 3,500 for 90-120 minutes, Rs. 4,500-13,000 for 120-150 minutes, 150. A limit of Rs 5,500-15,700 for 180 minutes and Rs 6,500 to 18,600 for 180-210 minutes flight.

This post was published on August 3, 2020 9:47 pm

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