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Government of India
Ministry of Civil Aviation
28-August-2012 18:22 IST
IT Infrastructure for Determining Domestic Airfares
Air fares applicable for domestic passengers are determined by market forces and are not fixed by Government. The Tariff Monitoring Unit of DGCA monitors the airfares manually on regular basis on certain sectors. It has been observed that the airfare remains well within the fare buckets and there is no steep hike in air fares.

With a view to maintain transparency in tariff publication, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has taken following steps:

• Scheduled domestic airlines have been directed to display established tariff route-wise and fare category-wise in their websites, on monthly basis and also to notify any significant and noticeable changes to DGCA within 24 hrs of effecting such a change.

• A Tariff Analysis Unit has been set up in DGCA to monitor tariff on regular basis at periodic intervals.

At present, Tariff Monitoring Unit has been set up in DGCA which monitors the airfares manually on regular basis on certain sectors. However, there is no such plan to set up information technology infrastructure to collate airlines ticketing data to determine the cost etc. per passenger as of now.

This information was given by the Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Ajit Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.



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