Air travel, Peak and off Peak Move!

Beginning March 25, the civil aviation ministry is considering hiking the airport charges for airlines which operate flights during peak hours [7 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 10 p.m.] and slashing them by half during non-peak timings. Bangalore airport being the buy airport this would be applicable here too…

Great effort, till we expand terminals and build more capacities this move will make some positive change for those who need to travel peak hours ( mostly the business travelers) and those who will have their personal travel. We will continue to see more personal travel with families moving towards non peak timings with smiles of ‘saving’s with this opportunity. With such innovations our flooded airports too will have some breather…isn’t it?

4 Comments so far

  1. M O H A N (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 11:32 am

    Most of the air travellers – near 75% are travelling on business like IT etc. So the companies dont mind paying extra as its going to be charged to the customer finally.

    Its the non business traveller who needs to moderate his plans.

  2. Rajesh (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

    yes, and he would get rewarded too!!

  3. Dev (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 8:50 am

    I think it is a regressive step. For over 60 years, the government with socialist fixation had made air travel a luxury. Even 15 years after liberalising the economy, the government had been sleeping over a basic activity as developing airports. All of a sudden some fossils in the bureaucracy wake up and decide to cover their inefficiencies by increasing taxes/ making airlines pay extra

    Taking a line from the India poised campaign. There are 2 Indias, one is a eagle poised to soar high and the other is a fossil pulling the eagle down

    How long should India suffer under such incompetent governance

  4. Rajesh (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 10:32 am

    Dev, good point and apt visualization. Perhaps we would continue to see this imbalance through few more generations, till the literacy go up, and common man becomes sensitive to the ‘voting’. major mishaps is caused via political parties that have hijacked the true spirit of democracy by lobbing the tickets for the ‘surelt’ to win candidates who have nothing to do wioth social/public welfare…

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