IndiGo introduces fuel charge of INR 1,000 amid rising ATF prices
IndiGo has introduced a fuel charge of INR 1,000 on domestic and international routes, in order to check rising ATF (Aviation Turbine Fuel) prices.
The decision follows the significant increase in ATF prices, which have surged in the last three months with consecutive price hikes every month, the carrier said in a statement.
ATF accounts for a substantial portion of an airline’s operating expenses, necessitating fare adjustment to address such a cost surge. Under this pricing structure, passengers booking IndiGo flights will incur a fuel charge, per sector, based on the sector distance, it added.
On October 1, the government jet fuel or ATF price by 5 per cent — the fourth straight monthly increase since July.
Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) price was increased INR Rs 5,779.84 per kilolitre, or 5.1 per cent, in the national capital to INR 118,199.17 per kl from INR 112,419.33, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.