Private airlines increase fuel surcharge

Private airlines increase fuel surcharge

Mumbai: Beginning midnight Friday, at least three private carriers revised the aviation turbine fuel surcharge on domestic travel by Rs100 for routes of less than 1000 kilometres and by Rs200 for routes of at least 1000 km, beginning midnight.

Jet Airways (India) Ltd, Kingfisher Airlines Ltd, and GoAirlines India Pvt. Ltd announced the new charges on Friday, apparently in a bid to make the most of the peak tourism season that last November through mid-February.

“Due to rise in ATF prices we have increased fuel surcharge by Rs100 for sectors less than 1000 kms and Rs200 for sectors more than 1000 kms. This hike is applicable on all domestic Jet Airways, Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite flights," a Jet Airways spokeswomen said on Friday.

State run National Aviation Co of India Ltd or Nacil, that runs Air India, said it was still considering such a move. “We have taken a call as of now. We will look at it," Jitender Bhargava, executive director (corporate communications), told Mint

Beginning November, state-owned oil marketing firms – Indian Oil Corp Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd – hiked jet fuel prices by 9% to over Rs39,000 per kilolitre following an increase in international oil rates. Indian oil marketing companies revise jet fuel prices every 15 days.