Minimum airfare to be applicable to premium economy class
The minimum fare limit fixed for the economy class will also apply to the premium economy category. However, the maximum fare limit will not be applicable to the premium economy class.
New Delhi: The government has fixed the minimum airfare for the premium economy class like the economy category to prevent stiff competition in the aviation sector.
When regular passenger flights on domestic routes resumed on May 25, after being closed for 2 months during the complete lockdown, the civil aviation ministry divided all routes into seven classes according to the flight time and fixed the maximum fare. Business category was excluded from the fare limit. The order has now been amended due to some airlines having a middle class in the name of Premium Economy.
According to the reform letter released by the ministry on Monday, the minimum fare limit fixed for the economy class will also apply to the premium economy category. However, the maximum fare limit will not apply to the premium economy class.
The minimum fare for a flight of less than 40 minutes of duration is Rs. 2,000 and the maximum fare is Rs. 6,000. The fare for a flight of 40 minutes to an hour is Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 7,500. for a flight of one to one and a half hours, Rs. 3,000 to 9,000; for a flight of one and a half hours, Rs. 3,500 to 10,000; two to two and a half hours, the fare has been fixed at Rs 4,500 to 13,000. Rs 5,500 to 15,700 for two and a half to three hours flight and Rs 6,500 to 18,600 for a three to three and a half hour flight.