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DGCA asks airline to keep fares at last week's levels

delhi Updated: Sep 10, 2009 23:01 IST

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Thursday night asked all airlines to keep fares at last week's level, following reports that airlines were charging more in the wake of strike by Jet pilots.

In a letter to all airlines, the DGCA quoting media reports said airlines were making money by charging high fares from stranded passengers of Jet Airways, which is on an average cancelling 200 flights every day for the past three days due to strike by its pilots.

It asked the airlines not to charge "very" high fares but keep the fares at the last week's level.

Media reports said that following strike by Jet pilots, other airlines are charging an average of Rs 9,000-10,000 for Mumbai-Delhi route, while some are even charging up to Rs 15,000.

Protesting sacking of their colleagues, Jet pilots continued to be on mass sick leave for the third day today.

As the impasse over the Jet Airways pilots stir continued, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inquired about the crisis at the Cabinet meeting and hopes for a solution were pinned on tomorrow's conciliation talks convened by the Chief Labour Commissioner.