Sky high: Flying during Diwali likely to cost 20-30% more this year

While ATF price has jumped 83% in Sept on a YoY basis, capacity deployed by airlines has also increased. Airlines flew 37% more flights and carried 50% more passengers last month compared to Aug '21

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On the Delhi-Hyderabad route, airfare is up 3% compared to last year

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
You may have to shell out 20-30 per cent more compared to last year if you plan to take a flight during this Diwali. The hike in prices comes on the back of strong demand and increase in aviation turbine fuel (ATF) price.

“Flight searches have risen by 25-30 per cent for leisure travel for the Dussehra and Diwali week as compared to last year. With international travel fully open for tourists this year and fewer entry requirements for vaccinated travellers, we can expect festive travel demand surges similar to pre-pandemic levels,” said Rajnish Kumar, co-founder, ixigo.

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First Published: Sep 18 2022 | 10:24 PM IST

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