Aviation

Air India found selling tickets below market rates

DELHI

State-run Air India has been found selling a large number of seats much below market rates on its flights.

An inquiry by the vigilance department of Air India has found that the national carrier was selling over 85% seats on a flight to Agartala from Delhi at cheapest fares, which are less than half the normal fares, reports Economic Times.

This comes at a time when the government is struggling to regulate airfares after complaints of high fares.

“The vigilance department audited fares on this route for a period of six months and then submitted a report in April this year. The department found that about 120 of the 140 seats in the aircraft being operated to Agartala were being sold in the cheapest fare bracket,” said a senior Air India official.

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