Airlines operators cut fuel surcharge

Kathmandu, February 17

Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) has revised the fuel surcharge of the domestic airlines today, following the decision of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) to slash price of aviation turbine fuel by around 34 per cent.

The new fuel surcharge will come into effect from tomorrow.

On Tuesday, NOC decided to cut the price of aviation fuel by Rs 55.88 per litre to Rs 109 per litre, effective from today.

“Based on the revised fuel price, AOAN has reduced the fuel surcharge for all sectors,” said Kamlesh Kumar Verma, executive director of AOAN.

AOAN has reduced highest amount of fuel surcharge in the Kathmandu-Simara section  Rs 2,154.

The lowest reduction in the fuel surcharge is for the Kathmandu-Bharatpur sector at Rs 719.

Domestic airlines also adjust the airfare as per the revised fuel surcharge, which will come into effect from tomorrow.

Airfares are determined by the fuel surcharge, minimum charge fixed by airlines and airport tax.