Quick Edit | Paying more to fly

Quick Edit | Paying more to fly

People seeking to travel during the Christmas holidays have noticed that airfares have risen more than they usually do around this time of the year. This is partly because state-run Air India has decided to abandon its practice of undercutting the competition to rebuild its market share after strike action saw flights being disrupted and passengers moving to rivals.

Still, what may be regarded as a sound business proposition could meet with resistance if fares rise to astronomical levels, as happened during Diwali last year. And, given the current political climate, it won’t be too surprising to see protests against the Air India move.

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