DGCA Released Fare Structure For Domestic Flights


The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday in a circular released fare structure for Domestic Flights for different flight duration.

As per the circular the minimum fare for flights with a flight time of fewer than 40 minutes is ₹2000, whereas the maximum fare can be charged on the same duration sectors can be ₹6000.


For the flight duration between 180 and 210 minutes, the minimum fare will be ₹6500 and the maximum fare for the same duration can be ₹18600.

Here is what DGCA said in the Circular

Whereas the Central Government has decided to recommence the flights with effect from 25.05.2020, It has also been decided that the flights will be increased in a calibrated manner.

Whereas it is necessary to ensure that the airlines do not charge excessive fare on the one hand and also to ensure that journey is performed only for essential purposes; It is, therefore, necessary to fix a fare band within which the airlines should charge a fare.

Now, therefore, in the exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-Section (1) of Section 8B read with clause (ab) of Sub-Section (2) of Section 5 of the Aircraft Act, 1934 (22 of 1934), the Central Government hereby directs for the domestic civil flight operations permitted vide Order No. 01/2020 dated 21st May 2020 issued by Ministry of Civil Aviation. The airlines shall charge fares as specified below:


With respect to the amount of fares to be charged by the Airlines from the passenger for the journey on a particular sector, the sectors have been classified on the basis of approximate duration of the flight and for such classes, the minimum and maximum fares chargeable are as under:

Class of SectorsMinimum Fare in ₹Maximum Fare in ₹
Fare Structure For Domestic Flights

The sectors falling under various classes are enclosed in Annexure I to VII in the below circular.

  • The fares indicated in para (i) are exclusive of applicable UDF, PSF, and GST;
  • The fares indicated in para (i) are not applicable for Business Class;
  • At least forty percent of the tickets of a particular flight shall be sold for the fare less than the mid fare between the minimum and maximum fares are given in para (i) above (excluding UDE, PSF, and GST);
  • The airlines shall make the RBDs so as to fit in the specified fare range for each class;
  • This order shall remain in force till 2359 hrs. IST on 24th August 2020;

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