The last few days had seen a decline in the number of passengers due to restrictions and imposition of compulsory RT-PCR test by various states.
In the subsequent tweet, the civil aviation minister referred to the continuous rise in the prices of ATF, following which the government had decided to increase the minimum fare by 5 percent but the upper fare shall remain the same, he said.
Last few days have seen a decline in the number of air passengers largely due to restrictions & imposition of compulsory RT-PCR test by various states. Due to this we have decided to retain the permissible limit to 80% of schedule. @MoCA_GoI @PIB_India @AAI_Official— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) March 19, 2021
There has been a continuous rise in price of ATF so it has been decided to increase the lower fare band by 5% keeping the upper fare band unchanged. We may open the sector for 100% operations when daily passenger traffic crosses 3.5 lakhs on 3 occasions in a month.— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) March 19, 2021