Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Air fares to go up as ATF prices soar

New Delhi: Domestic air fares would go up once again across the board from tonight (Aug 07) with major carriers raising fuel surcharge on tickets from Rs 500 to Rs 650 on account of increase in jet fuel prices.
Low-cost carriers Air Deccan and SpiceJet became the latest airlines to announce an increase in air surcharge with an increase of Rs 150 over the existing amount of Rs 500. The carriers attributed the increase, to be effective tonight, to the rising aviation turbine fuel (ATF) costs.
Earlier last week, public sector Indian and private carriers Jet Airways and Air Sahara have announced a hike of Rs 150 on all types of fares in all classes and on all domestic routes.
The surcharge would not be applicable on sale of tickets made on or before August 7, but would be applicable if tickets are presented for any voluntary change on or after August 8, they said.
For tickets purchased outside India, a surcharge of USD 14 would be applicable on domestic travel in India.
07/08/06 PTI/The Hindu
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