Airfare hiked after NOC increases Aviation Turbine Fuel prices

The airfare for domestic flights is set to be increased after Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) hiked the aviation turbine fuel (ATF) by Rs 5 per liter which now stands at Rs 100 per liter.

Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) has decided to increase the airfare that will be effective from Tuesday.

The government controls the price of a plane ticket while airlines are allowed to fix the surcharge if fuel prices fluctuate by at least Rs4 per litre. So, the AOAN will increase the fare due to the increase in fuel surcharge.

The new airfare will be effective only after approval from the aviation regulatory of the country, Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).

The airfare and passengers service charge remains unchanged however, the overall ticket price will be changed due to fluctuations in fuel surcharge.

With the new airfare, the flights to Dhangadhi from Kathmandu will now cost Rs12,870 which was 12,650 previously. Rs220 fuel surcharge has been increased in this route, AOAN informed.

Likewise, mountain flights will be increased by Rs170 which now makes Rs11,470 from the previous rate of Rs11,300.

The Nepalgunj-Kathmandu route will see an increase of Rs165 whereas Rs80 for Pokhara route and Rs100 for Bhairahawa.

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