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Modi...looking to tackle the airfare hikes

India aims to curb airfare hikes during festivals

NEW DELHI, September 3, 2015

A steep rise in airfares during festive seasons in India has attracted the concern of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said a report.

Observing the trend of airlines hiking prices during festival seasons, India’s civil aviation ministry is now looking for ways to curb such instances, said a report in Times of India.

"High airfares (during festivals) is a cause for concern. We will try to address the problem... both in international and domestic routes," the report cited an official as saying.

Mahesh Sharma, minister of state for civil aviation, also highlighted that the issue of predatory pricing was a concern of a majority of Parliamentarians and as well as the Prime minister, it said.

Among the many options visited, the use of unutilised bilateral rights with other countries seemed promising, as it would result in increased availability of seats, which in turn could help reduce the airfares.

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