New Delhi: Ministry of Civil Aviation initiated to introduce flight fares beginning from Rs 1,770, for 30 minute flight duration from August 2016. The RCS, which was mooted in the new civil aviation policy as part of government’s plan to serve smaller cities, has been put up for stakeholders’ consultations including state governments, airlines and airport operators.
Civil Aviation Minister Gajapati Raju said “fare for a one-hour flight of about 500 km on a fixed-wing aircraft or on a 30-minute helicopter ride has been fixed at Rs 2,500 and fares for other route lengths or durations will be priced proportionately. The states are interested in connectivity … Their feedback will also be taken into account. The central government cannot bypass the states. We will take them into confidence and work along with them to make this (RCS) happen. Besides, for the shortest route operated under the RCS, which stand between 200-225 km or less than an hour of flying, fare has been fixed at Rs 1,770 while the same for the longest route will be Rs 4,070.”