Air fares jack up after Kingfisher's flight cancellations


Kingfisher Airlines
Mumbai, Feb 21: Air fares went up by 10-25 percent after cash strapped Kingfisher airlines cancelled its flights.

On the Delhi-Mumbai route, the normal airfare tickets cost about 4,500-5,000, but after the crisis, the ticket prices of other airlines varied between Rs 6,555 and Rs 7,305.

In a similar manner, on the Delhi-Bangalore sector, one-way air fare went up from an average of Rs 6,000-7,500 to about Rs 12,000-14,000. Similarly, the Delhi-Kolkata route saw an increase from Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,500.

According to a travel agent, passengers who were booked with the Kingfisher airlines had to shell out an additional Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000 and were forced to rebook their tickets at the last moment.

Travellers said that low cost tickets were no longer available ever since Kingfisher started cancelling their flights.

The Kingfisher crisis has left passengers in a lurch since it started cancelling its scheduled flights without informing passengers in advance. It is being looked upon as a matter of violation of moral code by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

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