New Delhi:The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has made a big announcement in terms of domestic air fares and extending the price capping.Also Read - AirAsia India Offers 50% Discount On Excess Baggage Fee For Passengers Taking Connecting International Flights

The aviation authority has announced that it has extended fare capping on domestic flights. Besides, DGCA has also limited flight capacity of domestic flights at 80% of pre -Covid levels till May 31, until further orders. Also Read - Jet Airways Prepares to Return to Skies: Airline Now Awaits Final Flying Permit After Completing Key Tests

The latest statement from the aviation authority said that this new move has been done in view of the prevailing situation of Covid 19 in the country. Also Read - Jabalpur Runway Excursion: DGCA Suspends Licenses Of Pilots Operating Alliance Air Flight For A Year

Earlier, the aviation regulator had approved 18,843 flights per week from 108 airports for the summer schedule, which begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October.

Also last month, Director General of Civil Aviation in a circular said that suspension of international flights has been further extended till April 30. However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis.

“In partial modification of circular dated 26-6-2020, the competent authority has further extended the validity of circular issued on the above subject regarding Scheduled International commercial passenger services to/from India till 2359 hrs IST of April 30. This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA” a circular stated.

The civil aviation ministry had set the 80 per cent limit on December 3, 2020, without specifying till what date it would remain in place.

Fare caps were put in place after domestic air operations were allowed to resume by the government in May last year following two months of grounding of flight operations to contain the covid-19 pandemic.