Mumbai: Following competitors, Air India and no-frill carrier SpiceJet on Thursday announced an increase in fuel surcharge per air ticket by Rs400, with the national carrier making it effective from Friday.
While SpiceJet increased the surcharge by Rs400 with immediate effect, Air India announced that a similar hike would be effective for travel on all its domestic routes from Friday.
Private carriers Jet Airways, Kingfisher and their low-fare subsidiaries had hiked fuel surcharge by Rs400 on Wednesday.
The increase in fuel surcharge comes following an over 33% rise in ATF rates by oil firms since March this year.
Air India currently levies fuel surcharge of Rs1,950 and Rs2,700 on air tickets up to and beyond 750 km respectively, which will go up to Rs2,350 and Rs3,100. The surcharge for SpiceJet would go up to Rs2,400.
For Jet Airways, hike would take fuel surcharge on a ticket below a distance of 750 km to Rs2,450 and beyond that to Rs3,400. For its no-frill subsidiaries Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite, it would be Rs2,150 and Rs3,100 respectively. There would be a similar increase for Kingfisher Airlines.
Officials of no-frill carriers IndiGo and GoAir are mulling their options saying they were yet to take a decision. These carriers currently charge Rs2,000 as surcharge.