Domestic airlines hike fuel surcharge

Published On: June 3, 2018 07:15 PM NPT By: Susheel Bhattarai  | @sushbhattarai

KATHMANDU, Jun 3: Domestic private sector airlines have decided to hike airfare. The hiked airfare will be effective from coming Tuesday. 

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal decided to hike the airfare after the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) increased the air turbine fuel by Rs 5 per liter  on Saturday night. Earlier it was Rs 95 per liter.

 A meeting of the Airlines Operators Association Nepal, an umbrella organization of private airlines, held on Sunday decided to hike airfare which will range from Rs 45 to Rs 220.

The hiked airfare will be effect from June 5.

Talking to Republica Online today, Prajwal Thapa, marketing manager of Simrik Airlines, said, “We have decided to hike airfare after the NOC increased the fuel price.” We will not take any profits from it. We will charge only the fuel cost.”

As per the hiked airfare rate, the air ticket from Kathmandu to Simara, being the shortest air route (15 minutes), will cost Rs 3,170 while the longest route Kathmandu to Dhangadhi (80 minutes) will cost Rs 12,870.

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