Thursday, February 3, 2022

Airfares get dearer

 Airlines operators jacked up the airfares by up to Rs 445 due to recent increase in fuel prices.

Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has hiked the price of air turbine fuel (ATF) for domestic flights by Rs 10 per liter forcing the airlines operators to jack up the surcharge in airfares.

Since the fuel prices have been increasing regularly every fortnight, this is the third time the airline operators have revised their surcharge charges upwards in the past two-and-a-half months.

According to the Airlines Operators Association Nepal (AOAN), Rs 5 change in ATF will force them revise the fuel surcharge.

On the basis of the new airfare, the one-way trip of Kathmandu-Dhangadhi will now cost Rs 5,125, an increase of Rs 445 as fuel surcharge, the AOAN said, adding that the airfares of Kathmandu-Bharatpur flights will be Rs 1,240, an increase of Rs 105.

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