Airline operators hike airfare after fuel price hike

Aircraft of Yeti Airlines parked at Pokhara airport. Photo: Vishwanews

Kathmandu: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased the price of petroleum products including air turbine fuel (ATF) thus the airline operators have also increased the fuel surcharge price on air fares.

According to the Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN), it has been decided to increase the price according to the automated system. The decision of the airline operators has also been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. According to the association’s spokesperson Yograj Kandel, the increased fare will be implemented from Friday.

Nepal Oil Corporation had decided to increase the price of aviation fuel for domestic flights by five rupees per liter. According to the new surcharge, mountain flights will cost Rs 170 more than before.

The surcharge for the longest distance from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi has been increased by Rs 220. The fuel price has been increased by Rs 45 for the nearest destination Simara from Kathmandu. The fare from Biratnagar to Pokhara will be increased by Rs 165.