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Major airlines hike fuel surcharge

Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Air Deccan will start charging Rs 100 more as per ticket from different dates in September.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2006 18:54 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Premier airlines Indian Airlines and Jet Airways and low cost Air Deccan on Saturday announced a hike of Rs 100 in the fuel surcharge per ticket, raising it to Rs 750.

While the hike by Jet and Indian Airlines would be effective from September 5, Air Deccan said it would raise the surcharge from September 22 on all sectors operated by its Airbus and turboprop ATR aircraft fleet, spokespersons of these airlines said.

This will be the third hike in three months and fourth this year. The fuel surcharge has soared from Rs 300 in the past three months to Rs 500 and then to Rs 650, which is again being hiked to Rs 750.

The hike in fuel surcharge comes in the wake of continued increase in Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) prices, which were further raised by four per cent on Thursday.

Air Sahara, Kingfisher, SpiceJet and other carriers are yet to decide on the increase.

The revised fuel surcharge would be effective on all classes of travel, but would not be applicable to tickets sold on or before September 4. However, the increased surcharge would be applicable if tickets are presented for any voluntary change on or after September 5, the airlines said.

First Published: Sep 02, 2006 20:01 IST