Saturday, December 17, 2016

New Year set back; Kingfisher, Jet to hike price

Flying within India will become costlier from the New Year with two major airlines, Kingfisher and Jet Airways, hiking fuel surcharge by up to Rs 200 per ticket with immediate effect.
As global crude prices touched $90 a barrel, state-owned oil firms hiked jet fuel prices from midnight tonight by almost 2 percent, the sixth straight increase in rates since Oct 2010.
The two airlines on Jan 1 increased their fuel surcharge by Rs 100 for travel up to 750 km and Rs 200 for flights covering a distance of over 750 km.
Kingfisher spokesperson informed that the increase in fuel surcharge was necessitated due to the recent hikes in the jet fuel prices.
17/12/16 PTI/oneindia