SpiceJet, Jet Airways, Air India hike fares ahead of festival season

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Jet Airways and Air India have increased airfares for certain sectors only while SpiceJet has increased its fares by over 25% for most sectors. Jet Airways and Air India have increased airfares for certain sectors only while SpiceJet has increased its fares by over 25% for most sectors.
SummaryA one way ticket from Mumbai to Delhi to cost Rs 9,270 now, if booked a week in advance, Rs 6,111.

cash in on the peak season starting from September 15 that will usher in more corporate travelers and foreign tourists across sectors. We also expect a dramatic increase in air travel from rural areas and towns as we have had good monsoons this year,” Kakkar said, adding, “Passengers should be ready to pay higher for airtickets till March 15, 2014, as we don’t expect the prices to come down till then.”

An Air India official confirmed the state-owned airline’s plan to increase the ticket prices on the back drop of the ATF price rise.

“We are currently discussing air fare hikes and should come out with specifics soon,” the official said.

SpiceJet didn’t respond to queries on the issue, while Go Air spokesperson was not available for comment.

Meanwhile, an IndiGo official said that the airline didn’t have any immediate plans to increase its fares.

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