Kathmandu. Nepal Oil Corporation has increased the price of aviation fuel and airlines have increased air fares. The airline operators’ umbrella organization, the Airline Operators Association, has stated that the fare has been increased according to the increased fuel price.
The association said in a statement on Friday that the airline affiliated to the association had increased fares with effect from Saturday. The corporation had decided to increase the price of aviation fuel by Rs 2 per liter with effect from 12 noon on March 15.
According to the decision, the price of aviation fuel has been increased according to the automatic system in proportion to the fluctuation of the price.
According to Yograj Kandel Sharma, spokesperson of the association, the maximum fare has been increased by Rs 90 at the airport and Rs 5 at the shortest distance. Fares have increased by Rs 90 for Kathmandu-Dhangadhi destinations, Rs 60 for Kathmandu-Bhadrapur and Rs 70 for mountain flights.
The government has made an arrangement to change the fare when the price of aviation fuel increases by Rs 2 per liter. Oil cooperation had recently increased the price of aviation fuel by Rs 2 per liter. According to the association, the fare has been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.
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