Airline transaction fee on passengers banned by Supreme Court

Airline passenger

The apex court, however, turned down the plea saying, "We cannot shut our eyes that circular is being violated and DGCA is not able to enforce it."

"We are with you except on transaction fee. It has been decided by the regulator and violation of circular cannot be permitted," the bench said.

The court rapped the DGCA for not being able to enforce its rules, saying the regulator was not concerned about the passengers.

"Don't take it casually. Why do you create embarrassment for yourself. Don't issue any circular which you cannot enforce," the bench told DGCA.

"There is lack of transparency as far as passengers are concerned and poor passengers do not know what is happening," the bench remarked over the transaction fee being levied by the airlines.

Stocks More on SpiceJet

Company INFO More on Jet Airways

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.