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Major airlines including Kingfisher, Jet Airways, Air India and Indigo have reduced fuel surcharge.

By: Agencies | New Delhi |
December 6, 2008 1:47:39 pm

Bringing good news for air travellers just ahead of Christmas and New Year, major airlines including Kingfisher, Jet Airways, Air India and Indigo have reduced fuel surcharge on all domestic flights, which will result in airfares dropping by up to Rs 400.

The reduction follows successive cuts in aviation turbine fuel prices by oil marketing companies.

Travel by Kingfisher Red (formerly Air Deccan) will cost Rs 1,950 for distances up to 750 km, Rs 300 less than the Rs Rs 2,250 earlier. Distances over 750 km will cost Rs 2,700, Rs 200 less than the Rs 2,900 earlier.

For the full-service carrier, Kingfisher, flights up to 750 km will cost Rs 1,950, Rs 400 less than the Rs 2,350 earlier. Fares for travelling more than 750 km will be down to Rs 2,700 from Rs 3,100.

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The move followed an announcement by Jet Airways yesterday, which cut fuel surcharge by Rs 400 on all domestic sectors, together with a similar reduction on its low-cost entity JetLite. The applicable fuel surcharge henceforth is Rs 1,950 for flights on distances less than 750 km and Rs 2,700 beyond that.

State-owned carrier Air India had in the beginning of the month said it would cut fuel surcharge by Rs 400 on all domestic flights.

Low-cost carrier IndiGo also announced a cut of Rs 400 in fuel surcharge on all domestic routes effective today.

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First published on: 06-12-2008 at 01:47:39 pm

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