Market, not the government, to set air ticket prices
The Civil Aviation Administration of China has pledged to gradually let the market, rather than the government, play a decisive role over air carriers’ ticket prices and administrative charges.
Beginning next year, airlines will be allowed to determine ticket prices for routes that the government defines as having competition among carriers. Starting in 2020, they will be allowed to decide the prices for all routes.
Currently, carriers can only determine the lowest price for their domestic flights. The highest price for such flights and prices for international services are controlled by the government.