Cracking the whip on domestic airlines in the wake of reports of high air fares being charged by them during the peak demand period, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has directed all scheduled domestic airlines to furnish to it a copy of the route-wise fares across their networks in various fare categories on the first day of every month.

The regulatory body asked the airlines to maintain all records pertaining to established tariff in their offices and publish airfares on their Websites or in daily newspapers.

“Any significant and noticeable change in the established tariff filed with the DGCA shall be reported to DGCA within 24 hours of effecting such changes,” the circular issued by DGCA said.

The step was taken by the regulator in view of insufficient and inadequate information available in the public domain on airfares and reports of scheduled domestic airlines charging excessively high fares for various flights across their network during the high demand period, causing inconvenience to the travelling public.

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