The increase in domestic airfare’s lower and upper limits would remain in force at least until March 31, 2021.
In May 2020, the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had directed the airlines to sell at least 40 percent of its tickets on a flight at prices less than the lower and upper limits' midpoint. Back then, the airlines were asked to run at a maximum of 33 percent of their pre-COVID-19 domestic flights.
The airlines welcomed the move as the fuel prices have also hiked recently, but they want the government to remove the restriction altogether.
"There's enough demand in the market to let it decide the fares now. Earlier on, these restrictions were necessary, but now it does not make much sense," a senior official told The Indian Express.