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Jaipur airport: Flyers brace for steep hike in air fare during Holi

If you are coming home to Jaipur from any other city by air than you may have to pay double or triple the amount of usual ticket prices.

March 13, 2019, 11:59 am

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Jaipur: Almost all the airlines have increased their air-fare keeping in view the expected increase in the number of passengers flying to Jaipur from other cities for the upcoming Holi festival. The festival will be celebrated on March 20 and March 21. If you are coming home to Jaipur from any other city by air than you may have to pay double or triple the amount of usual ticket prices. The passengers coming to Jaipur from other cities such as Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, and Lucknow are facing a big hike in air fare. The airlines have increased the air fare as they are expecting an increase in the passengers load. The airlines have almost doubled, even tripled air fares from other cities to Jaipur for the upcoming Holi festival, said airport authorities. According to commuters, airline companies take advantage of festival rush every year and increase ticket prices. Passengers are left with no option other than to book the ticket. People visit their city during the festivals. They usually get a couple of days holidays due to which they can’t travel by road or train. They have to book the tickets at hiked prices.

Variations in air-fare due to Holi on March 20:

 
  1. Mumbai- Jaipur, Usual fare Rs 3200 to Rs 3500
 
  • Indigo: hiked price Rs 7961 to Rs 13211
  • GoAir: hiked price Rs 8456
  • Air India: hiked price Rs 11132
 
  1. Dehradun SpiceJet flight, usual fare Rs 3116, hiked price Rs 5530
 
  1. Chennai- Jaipur Indigo flight, usual fare Rs 3500, hiked price Rs 6297 – Rs 6927
 
  1. Ahmedabad- Jaipur, usual fare Rs 2251
 
  • Indigo: hiked price Rs 4589
  • GoAir: hiked price Rs 4116
  • SpiceJet: hiked price Rs 4022 – Rs 10123

First published: March 13, 2019
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