Wednesday, July 18, 2018

MPs demand cap on air fares

Members in the Rajya Sabha today sought a cap on airfares and sought to know why charges were levied by airlines on booking preferential seats in a flight.

Raising the issue during Question Hour, Congress leader Chhaya Verma said that she had taken an Indigo flight on June 29 from Delhi to Raipur, and the staff did not upgrade her to the front rows, despite there being vacant seats.

Instead, the airline announced that the vacant seats in the front row are available for an additional charge of Rs 600, she said and asked why comfortable seats were kept vacant if there were no passengers.

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu termed it as a "serious issue" and asked the government to probe the matter.
18/07/18 PTI/Economic Times