IndiGo introduces fuel charge, raising airfares up to Rs 1000
Budget airline IndiGo has implemented a fuel charge for both domestic and international routes. This change, effective from midnight on October 6, 2023, is expected to impact travelers planning journeys during the upcoming festive season and year-end holidays.
IndiGo’s decision to introduce a fuel charge, resulting in increased ticket prices, is in response to the substantial rise in Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) prices. Over the past three months, ATF prices have experienced consistent monthly increases.
The airline has clarified that ATF constitutes a significant portion of its operational expenses. The surge in fuel costs has made it necessary for IndiGo to adjust its fares accordingly.
Under the revised pricing structure, passengers booking IndiGo flights will now face a fuel charge, which varies based on the distance of their journey. The breakdown of this fuel charge is as follows:
- For journeys spanning up to 500 km, IndiGo will impose a fuel charge of Rs 300.
- For flights covering distances between 501 km and 1000 km, an additional fuel charge of Rs 400 will apply.
- Travelers flying between 1001 km and 1500 km on IndiGo flights will incur a fuel charge of Rs 550.
- For journeys ranging from 1501 km to 2500 km, a fuel charge of Rs 650 will be added to the fare.
- Passengers traveling between 2510 km and 3500 km will be subject to an extra fuel charge of Rs 800.
- The highest fuel charge, amounting to Rs 1000, will be applicable to those flying more than 3501 km on Indigo Airlines.
IndiGo’s decision to introduce these fuel charges reflects the airline’s need to offset the rising fuel costs and maintain its operations. Travelers are advised to take these adjustments into account when planning their future trips with the airline.
InterGlobe Aviation Limited, trading under the brand name IndiGo, is an Indian budget airline based in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. As of July 2023, it holds the distinction of being India’s most extensive airline in terms of both passengers served and fleet size, commanding a robust 63.4% share of the domestic aviation market. Furthermore, IndiGo proudly stands as the premier Asian low-cost carrier, boasting the largest fleet of jets and the highest number of passengers transported among individual carriers on the continent.
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