IndiGo hikes airfares by up to Rs 1,000 ahead of festive season

New Delhi, (UNI) Ahead of festive season, the country’s largest domestic carrier IndiGo on Thursday announced to raise airfares in the range of Rs 300-1,000 per ticket blaming it on rising prices of aviation turbine fuel (ATF).

“The decision follows the significant increase in Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) prices, which have surged in the last three months with consecutive price hikes every month,” the airline said in a statement.

The hike in ticket prices would be effective from October 6.

As per the new pricing structure, passengers will incur a fuel charge based on the sector distance.

Accordingly, air travellers booking an IndiGo flight will have to shell out additional Rs 300 for a sector distance of upto 500 kilometres. For sector distance of 501-100 kms, Rs 400 fuel charge would be levied.

For sector distance of 1001-1500 kms, ticket prices will be expensive by Rs 550. For 1501-2500 kms sector distance, fuel charge of Rs 650 will be imposed and for 2501-3500 sector distance the fuel charge would be Rs 800.

The sector above 3500 kms will attract a fuel charge of Rs 1,000.

With its fleet of more than 320 aircraft, IndiGo operates over 1900 daily flights connecting 81 domestic destinations and 32 international destinations.

Considering that the airline commands considerable market share on domestic routes, other airlines may also go for similar hike in tariff.

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