Kingfisher, Deccan hike minimum base fares

June 21st, 2008 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, June 20 (IANS) Leading private airline Kingfisher Airlines and low-cost airline Deccan Air late Friday evening announced an increase in their minimum base fares across categories with effect from Saturday to check losses arising out of soaring aviation turbine fuel price. Passengers of Kingfisher will have to pay a minimum base fare of Rs.1,000 for up to 750 km, Rs.2,250 for 751-1,000 km, and Rs.3,000 for distances above 1001 km, a joint company statement said here.

Similarly, Deccan passengers will have to shell out Rs.500 for 750 km, Rs.1,500 for 751-1,000 km and Rs.2000 for distances above 1001 km.

“The base fares are being revised upwards, but they are not indicative of the quantum of increase in the final fare,” the statement added.

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