Jet, Kingfisher hike fuel surcharge, SpiceJet may follow

Last Updated: Friday, November 6, 2009 - 13:21

Mumbai: Domestic private air-carriers, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines, on Friday raised their fuel surcharges by up to Rs 200 on domestic flights.

The hike comes into force with immediate effect, both
said.

"Effective today, the fuel surcharge levied by Kingfisher
Airlines for travel on domestic sector stands revised upward,"
a Kingfisher Airlines statement said.

The fuel surcharge on flights below 1,000 kilometres has
been hiked by Rs 100 while for flights above 1,000 kilometres
it would be Rs 200, the statement said.

A Jet Airways spokesperson said, "We have increased the
fuel surcharge by up to Rs 200 on all our domestic flights
across Jet Airways, JetLite and Jet Konnect with immediate
effect."

Budget carrier SpiceJet said that it was mulling a
similar hike to partially offset increasing operating costs.

"We are contemplating a nominal Rs 100-200 increase to
partially offset the recent nine per cent increase in fuel
price," SpiceJet`s Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Aggarwal
said.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, November 6, 2009 - 13:21

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