Thursday, March 03, 2016

Rajya Sabha members team up against airlines' predatory pricing

Complaining that airlines were "looting" passengers, Rajya Sabha members on Thursday have asked the government to set up a regulatory mechanism so the carriers could not charge exorbitant prices.

Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, K N Balagopal (CPI-M) said airlines were charging exorbitant prices, especially from travellers to Middle Eastern countries and cited an example of high fares between Calicut and the Gulf.
Observing that foreign airlines were ruling the aviation market, he said, the airlines are "looting actually".
When Deputy Chairman P J Kurien asked for the government's response on the matter, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had said he would convey it to the minister concerned.

As some time was still left in the Zero Hour, after all, the mentions were taken up, the issue was raised again.
03/03/16 PTI/Daily News & Analysis
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