Airline cartels 'fix' prices

'There is also need for more transparency in pricing of air tickets. The Rs 500 throwaway price displayed by airlines on their websites is only about one-fifth of the final price a traveller has to pay, because of a plethora of levies and taxes — fuel surcharge, congestion surcharge and taxes. Why can’t the entire amount be displayed upfront? The pricing gives the impression that air fares have not gone up. In fact, they have more than doubled on many sectors over the last two years.'

Read the ET editorial titled, 'Need more transparency in air fare pricing' here.


Sandy said…
Is there no way that taxes can be brought down to a more reasonable level? Landing charges in India are amongst the highest in the world.

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