The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India on Tuesday issued an advisory for air travellers asking them to check airfares from the airline's website before booking tickets.

The advisory comes after the aviation regular received several complaints about hike in economy class fares, especially in the India-UK sector.

Sanjeev Gupta, secretary of the Union Home Ministry's Inter-State Council Secretariat, tweeted on Saturday that the economy-class ticket on a British Airways Delhi-London flight for August 26 was priced at INR 3.95 lakh.

Economy-class tickets on Vistara and Air India's Delhi-London flights for August 26 also cost between INR 1.2 lakh and INR 2.3 lakh.

Vistara, which currently operates flights on the Delhi-London as well as the Mumbai-London route, said on Sunday, "Pricing is always a function of supply and demand. There are only 15 flights a week allowed currently on India – UK route for Indian carriers and when there is relaxation and more capacity allowed, it will automatically bring down prices." 

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