The airlines operators have raised the airfare of all domestic routes.

Issuing a notice today, Airline Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) announced that the airfare has been hiked after the Nepal Oil Corporation increased the price of air turbine fuel at the rate of two rupees per litre.

According to Yograj Kandel, spokesperson for AOAN, the new

airfare has been determined as per the policy of revising the fuel surcharges based on the price of aviation fuel. The revised fares will be effective from Saturday.

Kandel informed that the airline operators had hiked the fuel surcharges after taking due approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). The airline operators have increased the fuel surcharges in the range of Rs 10 to Rs 90, depending on the distance.

The fuel surcharge has been surcharge has been raised by maximum Rs 90 for the longest route, Kathmandu-Dhangadhi.

The minimum hike of Rs 10 is applicable for flight destinations near Kathmandu, while fuel surcharge for the mountain flights from Kathmandu has been hiked by Rs 70.

As per the revised airfare, fuel surcharge of mountain flight has reached Rs 2,300 from Rs 2,230. Similarly fuel surcharge in Kathmandu-Dhangadhi route has reached Rs 2,960 from Rs 2,870.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 20, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.