Airfare increased after fuel price hike

NL Today

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Kathmandu: Domestic carriers have increased airfare with the increase in fuel price. The umbrella organization of air service providers issued a press release on Wednesday and informed that the airfare has been increased up to Rs 440 in a one-way flight.

Now, the passengers should pay Rs 440 more on the longest route while those to fly on the shortest route should pay Rs 95 more than the usual fare. The longest air route in the country is from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi while Kathmandu to Simara is the shortest one.

Nepal Oil Corporation had increased the price of air fuel by 11.6 percent (Rs 10 per liter). The increase in airfare was in line with the NOC decision on the price hike, said the Association of Aviation Service Company.

The Association further said the decision on price hike was taken after taking permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.

Now, the air fuel price has reached Rs 96 per liter – Rs 10 up from the earlier price.