Airfares Rise 30-100% Of Pre-Pandamic Levels Amid Festive Season Demand Surge

by Tania Tarafdar
Airfares Rise 30-100% Of Pre-Pandamic Levels Amid Festive Season Demand Surge

Contrary to last year, flight fares during festive season 2021 increased exponentially due to demand surge. A research by Thomas Cook revealed that airfares have increased by around 30%-100% after the surge in domestic air travel demand amid the festive season. According to a Business Standard report, Indiver Rastogi, President & Group Head for global business travel at Thomas Cook (India) and SOTC, said, “Strong pent up demand is resulting in a strong uptick in domestic air travel, exacerbated by the limited reopening of international routes …Starting with the festive season, domestic airfares continue to witness a surge between 30% and 100% when compared with pre-pandemic levels.”

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Flight Fares To Goa Increased From Delhi, Mumbai And Kolkata

The research has added that Thomas Cook expects fares to level off after domestic flights start operating with 100% capacity, which is scheduled to come to effect from October 18, 2021. For now, flight ticket rates to Goa from Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai have hiked by 10%-30%. Flight fares from Ahmedabad to Goa and Andaman have increased by 50% and 100% respectively. 

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Last year, during festive season, the lower and the upper fare limits for the first band was capped at  2,000 and 6,000, respectively. The bands were for flights with durations of 40-60 minutes, 60-90 minutes, 90-120 minutes, 120-150 minutes, 150-180 minutes and 180-210 minutes, respectively. Just A Selfie Is All You Will Need To Check Into Dubai Airport In Future!

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There is no denying that after the prolonged lockdown and restrictions owing to the pandemic, the urge for travel has increased among the masses.