December 2015 \ Business & Investment \ Business and Governance
Fine on Airlines

  • Dr Mahesh Sharma

 The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed penalties of Rs. 151.69 crores on Jet Airways, Rs. 63.74 crores on Indigo and Rs. 42.48 crores on SpiceJet for concerted action in fixing and revising Fuel Surcharge (FSC) for transporting cargo.

In order to protect the interest of passenger and bring transparency on charges for the facilities offered by airlines, DGCA has issued the following Civil Aviation Requirements (CARs) & Air Transport Circulars on Passenger Facilitation:

I. CAR, Section -3, Series-M, Part-I on "Carriage by Air of Persons with Disability and/ or Persons with Reduced Mobility".

II. CAR, Section -3, Series-M, Part-II on "Refund of Airline tickets to passengers of public transport undertakings".

III. CAR, Section -3, Series-M, Part-IV on "Facilities to be provided to passengers by airlines due to denied boarding, cancellation of flights and delays in flights".

IV. CAR, Section -3, Series-M, Part-V on "Facilitation in case of diversion".

V. Air Transport Circular ATC Circular ATC 03 of 2015 on Unbundle of services and fees by scheduled airlines.

VI. Air Transport Circular 02 of 2010 Publishing of Tariff - Rule 35 of Aircraft Rules, 1937.

The above regulations have been issued in consultation with the stakeholders, thereby ensuring the protection of their interests.

This information was given by Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

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