A last-minute journey to Mumbai might burn a big hole in your pocket as one-way flight tickets to the city from Delhi skyrocketed to over Rs 22,000 Wednesday (November 6).
The cheapest same day flight from Delhi to Mumbai on Air India as of now is Rs 22,361 (exclusive of taxes) on flight aggregator MakeMyTrip with a 10-hour layover at Nagpur. The most expensive same day flight is a whopping Rs 59,899 (exclusive of taxes) on the same airline, but it takes a total of 6 hours 35 minutes for the journey.
Non-stop flights, which take around two hours to reach Mumbai from Delhi, cost between Rs 23,000-25,000 (exclusive of taxes) on budget carriers, including SpiceJet and IndiGo.
Airfares are decided on the basis of a number of factors, including availability and demand, time of booking, and public holidays.
In April this year, the DGCA asked airlines to stabilise airfares as prices shot up following the curtailment of schedule of the now redundant Jet Airways. A significant capacity reduction in the Indian aviation market had led to a 19-36 per cent increase in fares on average.
About 40 IndiGo flights out of Mumbai were delayed on Monday after the low-cost carrier’s servers were down for about an hour in the morning leading to chaos at the airport that spilled over till the evening.