Sunday, August 27, 2017

Delhi flights: Airlines have a field day

Amritsar: Following the cancellation of trains and buses from the city for Delhi, the fare of domestic flights has gone up four times the normal fare. There are almost 12 domestic flights to Delhi from the city airport.
A flight to Delhi, which normally varies between Rs 2,500 and Rs 4,000, now costs from Rs 12,000 to Rs 27,000.
Abhishek, a trip adviser from Holiday Dreamer, said, “Generally, a Delhi flight costs Rs 2,500 to Rs 4,000. Now, with low availability of seats, the fare being charged by various airlines is about Rs 25,000. Such a situation had arose last year during Jat agitation.”
Due to high fare, a large number of tourists are stuck in the city. They are waiting for the restoration of rail and road traffic. “As the CBI court had announced the date of verdict a week before, traders had scheduled their meetings accordingly. But most of the tourists were unaware. Now, they have only one option to get expensive air tickets to reach Delhi,” said Ravi, another tour planner.
26/08/17 Charanjit Singh Teja/Tribune