Air travellers will have to shell out more for their tickets from today with Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and their no-frill subsidiaries hiking fuel surcharge by Rs 400 each on all domestic sectors and Air India indicating it will soon follow suit.
The rise in fuel surcharge came in the wake of a 33 per cent increase in the prices of air turbine fuel (ATF) over the past three months, the airlines said.
For Jet Airways, the hike would take the total fuel surcharge on a ticket below a distance of 750 kms to Rs 2,450 and beyond that to Rs 3,400. For its no-frill subsidiaries Jet Airways Konnect and JetLite, it would be Rs 2,150 and Rs 3,100 respectively.
A Kingfisher Airlines spokesperson said the hike would apply uniformly for flights across all distances and all classes of travel, including subsidiary Kingfisher Red.
The increase has been made effective by all these carriers for bookings from today.
An Air India spokesperson said "We are also seriously contemplating an upward revision in fuel surcharge in view of the continuous increase in ATF prices" and a decision was expected in a couple of days.