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Airfares to be dearer from today

Air travel is going to become costlier, with public sector oil firms increasing Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) sale prices by 18.5 per cent. Major air-carriers have raised fuel surcharge with effect from Tuesday.
While national air-carrier Air India announced its decision to hike fuel surcharge on Saturday, other carriers announced their hikes on Monday. Jet Airways, Kingfisher and Deccan, along with Air India are amongst the major air-carriers who have already effected a hike in fuel surcharge.
With the increase, a passenger will be charged Rs 2,250 as fuel surcharge for a distance up to 750 kms, and Rs 2,900 for beyond 750 Kms for Jet Airways. Kingfisher and Deccan too followed suit by hiking their fuel surcharge by Rs 300 for short-haul and Rs 550 for long hauls.

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