Jet Airways continues to battle for survival
Jet Airways continues to battle for survival

Airlines promise to keep air fares in check as Jet imbroglio continues

ANI | Updated: Apr 16, 2019 17:32 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 16 (ANI): The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday held a meeting with representatives of all domestic airlines, who said they have removed higher fare buckets for sale and are offering air tickets to passengers from lower buckets.
The development came as Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu directed Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola to review air ticket prices following cancellation of flights by Jet Airways.
“Directed Secretary @MoCA_GoI to review issues related to Jet Airways, especially increasing fares, flight cancellations etc. Asked him to take necessary steps to protect passenger rights and safety; to work with all stakeholders for their well being,” Prabhu tweeted.
The aviation regulator has been monitoring domestic air fares on a daily basis, particularly on high density routes and connecting remote regions where alternate mode of transport is not available.
The airlines were advised to keep the fares in check and provide information to the DGCA on regular basis.
Jet Airways is battling for survival and has yet to receive a loan of about Rs 1,500 crore as part of a rescue deal with government-owned lenders.
“The interim funding has not been forthcoming thus far, and as a result of this, we have extended cancellation of international operations through Thursday, April 18,” Jet Airways Chairman Vinay Dubey said in a statement on Monday.
A consortium of lenders led by State Bank of India took over the debt-ridden airline after Founder Chairman Naresh Goyal stepped down on March 25. (ANI)