Average Air Ticket Prices Drop on Multiple Routes, Including Delhi-Mumbai

The overall average price of air tickets on multiple routes, such as Delhi-Mumbai, has shown a decline, according to a recent analysis by DGCA. While certain routes witnessed a significant drop in fares, others experienced an increase. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has called for self-regulation by airlines to ensure reasonable pricing.
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In a recent analysis conducted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), it has been observed that the overall average prices of air tickets on various routes, including the Delhi-Mumbai route, have witnessed a decline.

Notably, over the past few weeks, there has been a significant surge in airfares on specific routes, particularly following the suspension of operations by Go First.

Delhi-Mumbai Route Sees a 74% Drop in Average Airfares

Among the ten routes analyzed, the Delhi-Mumbai route witnessed a substantial decline of 74% in average airfares on June 29 compared to June 6. This data was compiled by the DGCA’s Tariff Monitoring Unit.

During the same period, the Delhi-Pune route experienced a 70% decline, the Delhi-Ahmedabad route saw a 72% drop, and the Delhi-Srinagar route observed a 36% decrease in average airfares.

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Ticket Prices Rise on Certain Routes

However, it should be noted that ticket prices on certain routes saw an increase during the comparative period. The Mumbai-Delhi and Pune-Delhi routes witnessed a rise of 23% and 17% in average fares, respectively.

Earlier this month, there was a surge in airfares across various routes, prompting Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to urge airline representatives to self-regulate ticket prices. He also emphasized the need for a mechanism to ensure reasonable pricing.

It is important to note that airfares in the country are not regulated and are largely influenced by the supply-demand situation.

The expectation of Further Decline in Fares on Select Routes

On June 12, Minister Scindia announced that fares had already been reduced by up to 60% and were expected to decline further on specific routes that had witnessed an increase in prices.

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The DGCA is closely monitoring the situation and taking necessary measures to address any fluctuations in airfares.


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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Travelobiz.com, he's passionate about writing.

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