Airline companies of Nepal have hiked their airfares by up to Rs 445 per travel, to be effective from Wednesday, citing the recent hike in petroleum prices.
According to the Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN), the airline companies are compelled to increase their flight charges to compensate for the increased fuel price. On Sunday, Nepal Oil Corporation increased the aviation fuel (domestic) price by Rs 10 per liter.
As per the revised rate, the cost of mountain flight has increased by Rs 340 to Rs 13,765 per flight. Similarly, the airfare of Kathmandu-Bhadrapur flight will increase by Rs 300 to Rs 11,935, according to AOAN.
A Kathmandu-Biratnagar flight ticket now costs Rs 9,325 per travel while those of Kathmandu-Janakpur and Kathmandu-Pokhara have been increased to Rs 5,250 and Rs 6,305, respectively. The new rate for Kathmandu-Bhairahawa flight has been fixed at Rs 7,880, Kathmandu-Nepalgunj at Rs 12,895 and Kathmandu-Dhangadhi fixed at Rs 15,665.