Airfares across destinations in India have shot up ahead of Diwali. The Mumbai-Delhi route, the busiest route in India, reported a total sellout of non-stop flights. The airfares have jumped two to three times as compared to normal times on non-leisure destinations, as reported by Financial Express (FE).
The travel fares to holiday destinations, on the other hand, have jumped four to five times, the report added. As compared to Diwali last year, airfares are up at least two times.
"The long Diwali weekend is the most appealing time to travel. Back-to-back lockdowns in earlier years have increased the urge to travel this year, reflected in the booking rate which is up by 60-70 per cent over last year," Nishant