Domestic airlines hike fuel surcharge by up to Rs. 425
The Airlines Operator Association of Nepal (AOAN) decided to hike the fuel surcharge on domestic routes by up to Rs. 425 effective from Wednesday following the price hike in the price of the aviation fuel by Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).
The sole oil-monopoly NOC had decided to hike the price of the aviation fuel for domestic purpose by Rs. 11 per litre to Rs 120 per liter on Sunday.
Similarly, it has also jacked up the price of petrol by Rs. 5 per litre, diesel, kerosene by Rs. 4 per litre each and LPG by Rs. 55 per cylinder.
The board meeting of AOAN on Monday decided to increase the fuel surcharge by Rs. 145 to Rs. 425 on all the domestic flights.
As per the existing regulation, the airlines are allowed to increase the fuel surcharge of aviation price increases by over Rs. 4 per litre.
With the revision of fuel surcharge, the longest Kathmandu-Dhangadhi route will cost Rs. 9,805, while shortest route Kathmandu-Simara will cost Rs 2,700.
Similarly, the fuel surcharge to Nepalgunj, Bhatrapur, Biratnagar, Bhairahawa, Pokhara, Tumlintar, Janakpur, and Bharatpur from Kathmandu has been hiked by Rs. 320, Rs. 300, Rs. 255, Rs. 225, Rs. 185, Rs. 180, Rs. 165 and Rs. 145, respectively.
Similarly, the mountain flights fare has also increase to Rs. 8, 990 for for domestic passengers. nepalnews.com