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IndiGo effects cut in fuel surcharge from today

Following the footsteps of Air India and Jet Airways, no-frill carrier IndiGo on Saturday announced a cut of Rs 400 in its fuel surcharge across all domestic routes.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2008 10:35 IST

Following the footsteps of Air India and Jet Airways, no-frill carrier IndiGo on Saturday announced a cut of Rs 400 in its fuel surcharge across all domestic routes.

"Effective December six, IndiGo has reduced its fuel surcharge to match that of Air India, Jet Airways and JetLite," IndiGo President Aditya Ghosh told PTI here.

He said this was aimed at keeping the promise of affordable fares and passing on the benefits of the recent reduction in aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices to the air travellers.

IndiGo operates 125 flights across 17 destinations with a fleet of 19 brand new Airbus A-320 aircraft.

Both Jet Airways and its wholly-owned subsidiary JetLite dropped fuel surcharge by Rs 400 across all domestic sectors from today. Air India was the first to announce a drop in the surcharge by a similar amount from December one.

The fuel surcharge effective from tomorrow would be Rs 1,950 for flights on sectors less than 750 km and Rs 2,700 beyond that distance for Jet and JetLite.

Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel had sometime ago appealed to all major airlines to make air travel affordable as fuel prices had come down substantially.

Fuel cost constitutes between 40 and 50 per cent of the total operational cost of an airline in India.