Kathmandu. The Airline Operators Association of Nepal, an umbrella organization of airlines, has increased airfares along with the rise in the price of aviation fuel. The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has decided to increase the price of aviation fuel by Rs 2 per liter with effect from March 16.
As per the decision, the airlines affiliated with the association will implement the new fuel price from March 22. The association has stated that the price of aviation fuel has been adjusted as the approval has been received from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. According to the new price, the price has been increased from Rs 65 per liter to Rs 67 per liter.
According to Yograj Kandel Sharma, spokesperson of the association, the airfares for all destinations have been slightly increased due to the increase in the price of aviation fuel. Sharma said the price of aviation fuel has gone up by Rs 90 for the longest destination, Kathmandu-Dhangadhi. The minimum fare from Kathmandu to the nearest destination has been increased by Rs 10, while mountain flights from Kathmandu have been increased by Rs 70.
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