SpiceJet, IndiGo add fuel surcharge to base fare

Written by fe Bureau | Chennai | Updated: Apr 16 2014, 10:52am hrs
SpiceJet and IndiGo on Tuesday merged fuel surcharge with the base fares, saying it would simplify the prevailing fare structure. The website of IndiGo also showed the carrier combining the base fare with fuel surcharge, besides service tax, development fees, passenger service fees and user development fees.

The standard way of displaying fares practiced by airlines in India is often confusing and we hope with our simplification initiative, customers will be better informed, said Kaneswaran Avili, the chief commercial officer at SpiceJet.

GoAir and Air India were still showing fuel surcharge as separate components of the ticket price.