Sunday, October 17, 2021

Flight fares skyrocket ahead of Deepavali

Chennai: Those looking to fly out of the Chennai ahead Deepavali are forced to spend extra as flight fares have shot up for the next few weeks.

A one-way trip to New Delhi costs anywhere between ₹7,700 and ₹11,000, depending on the time of the flight.

Travel agents say there is maximum demand for travel from Chennai to Delhi and Mumbai among metro cities. Fares to Mumbai range between ₹6,000 and ₹9,000. The fares, which were around ₹1,500 to Bengaluru, have more than doubled at ₹3,300.

Tushar Jain of says the demand in this festive season is akin to pre-COVID levels and comes as a much-needed boost for the airlines and travel industry. Most passengers taking the flights are those who work and get back home to spend a few days with their families.

“Since many offices have opened, working professionals are returning home for Deepavali. Fully vaccinated people are confident of flying now, be it for leisure or business. They are inclined to take a flight instead of train because travel time is far less, even if it means spending more,” he says.

17/10/21 The Hindu

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