Prices of petrol-diesel and domestic gas as well as ATF for airplanes have increased. Oil companies have raised the price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) by Rs 1,942.5 per kl or 3.6 per cent to Rs 55,737.91 per kl in the national capital. Aircraft fuel prices have increased threefold since May. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Monday that the price of aviation turbine fuel has increased three-fold since the resumption of domestic flights on May 25. He said this while giving information about the central government’s decision to increase the lower and upper limit of domestic air fares by 10 to 30 percent.
Announcing the resumption of domestic flights in May last year, the aviation ministry set air fares through seven bands classified based on flight duration. The first band consists of flights that are less than 40 minutes. On Thursday, the lower limit for this band was increased from Rs 2000 to Rs 2200 and the upper limit was increased from Rs 6000 to Rs 7800.
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Puri said on Twitter on Monday, “When domestic flights were resumed after lockdown, these fare bands were implemented only on economy travel to increase public confidence and ensure no inconvenience to the public.” They went.’ He said, “Since then the price of crude oil has increased from $ 30 to $ 60 per barrel. Aviation turbine fuel prices have increased from Rs 17,000 per kiloliter to Rs 51,000 per kiloliter. However, the rent level has been increased by 10 percent on the lower band and by 30 percent on the upper band. Most trips occur in the lower band due to over-supply.