New Delhi: Average economy-class fares on international flights operating on key routes connecting India have risen significantly during the last one month due to high demand, according to data from EaseMyTrip.com.
The travel website’s data shows that average economy class fare on a flight heading from Delhi in India to Newark in the US increased from Rs69,034 in July to Rs87,542 in August.
An average economy class ticket on Mumbai-Moscow flight and Mumbai-Doha flight was priced Rs43,132 and Rs11,719, respectively, in July this year, according to the data. This increased to Rs85,024 and Rs18,384, respectively, by August.
In a statement, Nishant Pitti, CEO and Co-founder of EaseMyTrip.com, said there has been an increase in the average economy fares of international routes in August compared to July.
Recently, a large number of countries have eased their travel restrictions for Indian citizens, which has steadily increased demand for travel as there is a huge pent-up travel demand
Rising fuel costs and shortfalls in seat availability are also some of the other reasons for the increase in airfares at each of these routes, he pointed out. Passengers have been complaining on social media about the rise in fares of India-UK flights during the last couple of weeks.
Sanjeev Gupta, Secretary, Inter-State Council Secretariat, Union Home Ministry, said on Twitter on Saturday that an economy-class ticket on British Airways’s Delhi-London flight for August 26 was priced Rs395,000.
Gupta added that economy-class ticket on Delhi-London flights of Vistara and Air India for August 26 was also priced between Rs120,000 and Rs230,000 amid the college admission time in the UK.