GoAir announces differential fuel surcharge

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New Delhi, Apr 8 (UNI) GoAir, India's smart fare airline, has revised its pricing by introducing a differential fuel surcharge module.

Pursuant to the hike in ATF prices by 12-14 per cent, the resultant increase in fuel surcharge is Rs 150 for short haul flights and Rs 350 for long haul flights.

Consequently, the applicable surcharge is revised from Rs 1,650 to Rs 1,800 on flights for distances less than 750 km Rs 2,000 on flights for distances beyond 750 km, GoAir CEO Edgardo Badiali said in a statement today.

The differential fuel surcharge is effective from yesterday.

There is, however, no change in Congestion Surcharge at Rs 150 and PSF at Rs 225.

''Despite the steep increase in ATF prices, we have decided not to increase our fares uniformly. Thus, we are ensuring only a marginal increase in fuel surcharge for our short haul passengers,'' he said.

Some of the key short haul sectors of GoAir include Srinagar-Jammu-Srinagar, Delhi-Jammu-Delhi, Mumbai-Hyderabad-Mumbai, Hyderabad-Chennai-Hyderabad, Mumbai-Ahmedabad- Mumbai, Mumbai-Goa-Mumbai, Delhi-Jaipur-Delhi, and Hyderabad-Bangalore-Hyderabad.

GoAir's move follows one of the steepest increases in aviation fuel prices.

Early this month, oil companies hiked the price of aviation turbine fuel by almost 12 to 14 per cent with Indian crude oil breaching the 0/bbl mark.

GoAir has been appealing to the government for a cut in sales taxes on ATF, as cost of aviation fuel in India is more than 70 per cent higher than in Singapore or Dubai or Europe.

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