Patel to set up panel for fare revision

Patel to set up panel for fare revision

New Delhi: For the second time in a fortnight, aviation minister Praful Patel warned airlines against charging steep last-minute fares, but stopped short of taking any penal action.

Patel said he is setting up an economic advisory council, which will meet on 10 December to discuss what are reasonable fares. Replying to a government notice this week, airlines had sought flexibility to charge a maximum of Rs40,000 for a one-way domestic airfare. That proposal has been rejected, Patel said. “We expect total cooperation from the airlines, as we are here to help the sector to grow while keeping in mind interest of the passenger," he said.

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