April 20: The Airline Operators' Association of Nepal (AAON) has increased the airfare of all domestic flights following the rise in price of aviation fuel. The new airfare has come into effect from April 20.
Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) had raised the price of aviation fuel by Rs 2. Earlier, the price of aviation was Rs 74 per liter. It has now been fixed at Rs 76 per liter.
The AAON has fixed the new price by adjusting the fuel surcharge for flights in various sectors across the country.
According to a press release issued by the association on April 19, the airfare of Kathmandu-Dhangadhi flight has grown by Rs 85 per ticket. Likewise, airfare of Doti-Sanfebgar has been raised by Rs 10 ticket.
The fare of the Kathmandu-Bhairahawa route has been raised by Rs 45, and the Kathmandu-Nepalgunj route by Rs 65. Likewise, the airfare of Kathmandu-Biratnagar flights has been increased by Rs 50 per ticket and Kathmandu-Simara flights by Rs 15.
Likewise, airline companies have also increased the airfare of mountain flights. Airfare of mountain flights from Kathmandu and Pokhara has grown by Rs. 65 per ticket each.
Earlier, the association had fixed the new fare on March 20.