Air travel became costlier today with major Indian carriers hiking fuel surcharge on tickets, ranging from 150 to 250 rupees for domestic travel and 15 US Dollars for a one-way international ticket. This follows an almost eight per cent increase in jet fuel prices. Officials said, Air India introduced the increased fuel surcharge today itself, while Jet Airways and its subsidiary JetKonnect would raise it from tomorrow.
Under the new regime, an increase of Rs 150 in the surcharge would be applicable on all sectors less than 1,000 kms and 250 rupees for those beyond that distance. A blanket hike of USD 15 would be effected on all one-way international tickets. The domestic fuel surcharge for a distance of over 1000 kms so far was 3250 rupees, which would now go up to Rs 3500. The surcharge so far was 1600 Rs on a ticket for less than 1000 km distance.