Once domestic tourism was allowed in the country home to the Taj Mahal, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the government announced the price cap that freezed fares up to March 31, 2021. Now the entire sector looks for the continuation of the programme.
According to the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, this “was an ‘extraordinary measure’ which was needed by the extraordinary situation. It was designed to ensure that airlines, in a situation of limited availability, did not charge an exorbitant price”.
Due to the country’s Summer Schedule domestic air travel has been opened up to 80%, giving the entire sector a relief after the pandemic hit.
Even though international tourism is the country’s first source of income, the Union Civil Aviation Ministry announced that international flights are expected to resume near May 2021 and not in February as announced last year.