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May 01, 2008 at 11:52pm IST

Jet Airways ups tariffs by 10 pc from May 3

New Delhi: Flying is slowly becoming more expensive. Rising costs of aviation fuels have forced airlines to hike passenger fares.

Jet Airways will hike the cost of full-fare flights by 10 per cent from May 3. On discounted fares it has announced an increase in the fuel surcharge.

For travelling on routes upto 750 km would mean shelling out something extra, to the tune of Rs 150-1950; for routes beyond 750 km the hike will be between Rs 350-2350 rupees.

This means tickets a Delhi-Mumbai ticket on Jet would cost Rs 1,227 more than the present Rs 11,140.

On long flights, Jet will charge Rs 2,725 rupees just in taxes and fees. For short flights it will be Rs 2,325.

The CEO of Jet Airways also does not rule out further hikes.

“We cannot take the fuel bill hit for long,” said CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer.

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has also announced a similar hike.

With very high taxes on aviation fuel, the airline industry faces losses of more than a billion dollars a year.

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