High airfares under probe for fifth time

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Sep 30 2013, 07:07am hrs
With airfares soaring again, fair trade watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) is gearing up for a fresh probe into possible cartelisation among airlines to raise prices, and it wants to gather more details this time around.

The CCI has already probed four times the alleged cartelisation among air carriers to jack up the fares, but could not find any clear evidence of cartel activities, CCI chairman Ashok Chawla said.

CCI has received a fresh complaint earlier this month from the Air Passengers Association of India alleging that airlines were acting as cartels to push the ticket prices.