Airline operators increase airfare after NOC raised fuel price

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

Kathmandu: After the government raised price of air turbine fuel, airline companies have also increased air fares. The airline has increased the fuel tariff to a maximum of Rs 440. The government had increased the price of fuel by Rs 10 per liter.

Airlines have also increased fuel tariffs at the same rate. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has also approved the increased tariff. The price of aviation fuel has gone up from Rs 86 per liter to Rs 96 per liter.
According to the Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN), mountain flights from Kathmandu now will cost Rs 345 more than before. Similarly, the fuel charge will be Rs 300 in Bhadrapur, Rs 240 in Biratnagar, Rs 130 in Janakpur, Rs 105 in Bharatpur, Rs 155 in Pokhara and Rs 205 in Bhairahawa.

Likewise, fuel surcharge reach Rs 330 in Nepalgunj, Rs 185 in Tumlingtar, Rs 345 in Surkhet and Rs 205 in Rajbiraj. Rs 110 for Pokhara-Bharatpur, Rs 130 for Pokhara-Bhairahawa, Rs 220 for Pokhara-Simara, Rs 235 for Pokhara-Nepalgunj, Rs 355 for Pokhara-Biratnagar and Rs 315 for mountain flights from Pokhara.