Most direct flights for coming weeks are already booked and the indirect flights offered by foreign carriers such as Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Turkish are costing a fortune.
"The rise of over 36 per cent on the UK route can be attributed to the start of Cricket World Cup from June," he added.
"The withdrawal of Jet Airways has had a short-term impact on this route as fares had already gone up 25-30 per cent for bookings made for the next 10 to 15 days," said John Nair, Head - Business Travel, Cox & Kings Ltd. "However, for the second week of May, the fares are reasonable," he added.
The cheapest one-way ticket on this sector for travel on the same date is being offered by Ethiopian Airlines. The one-stop flight could be booked for Rs 35,126. A seat on Qatar Airways flight via Doha would cost Rs 44,888.
"Direct flights to London are very expensive this summer. While Jet Airways has suspended operations on the route, there has not been any major capacity addition on this sector in the last four years. Unless new flights are added, fare levels would remain high," said Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director of diversified Bird Group.
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