In recent days, airline firms have raised the prices of air travel tickets, claiming the rising cost of aviation turbine fuel as the reason.
It has been reported that the ticket for a one-way flight between Kathmandu and Dhangadhi has been increased by as much as Rs 440, according to the Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN). In a similar vein, the mountain flight has increased in price by Rs 345 per journey.
The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) increased the price of aviation fuel for both domestic and international airlines by Rs 10 per liter on Friday, effective immediately. According to the increased tariffs, domestic airlines would now pay Rs 96 per liter for aviation fuel, while international carriers will pay USD 853 per kiloliter for the same fuel.
According to the revised airfare charges, customers traveling from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur will have to pay an average of Rs 300 more than they did previously. Similarly, the flight to Biratnagar has increased in price by Rs 240, the flight to Janakpur has increased in price by Rs 130, the flight to Pokhara has increased in price by Rs 155, the flight to Bhairahawa has increased in price by Rs 205, the flight to Nepalgunj has increased in price by Rs 330, the flight to Surkhet has increased in price by Rs 345, the flight to Tumlingtar has increased in price by Rs 185,
According to the AOAN, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has approved the new prices, which will take effect on Tuesday, effective immediately. The last time this happened was in March, when airline firms raised their tickets.