In a move that will bring relief to travelers ‘’ IndiGo ‘’ a budget-friendly airline announced that it’s removing the additional fuel charge on its tickets. This decision, effective from January 4, comes about three months after the airline first introduced this charge. The reason behind this extra fee which started in early October 2023, was the rise in jet fuel costs at the time.
The airline has decided to withdraw this fuel charge due to a recent decrease in the prices of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF). IndiGo mentioned in a statement, ATF prices often change and we regularly update our ticket prices and other fees to match these changes in the market.
This move to drop the fuel charges means that the cost of flying with IndiGo will likely decrease. The airline had set this extra fuel charge based on how far the flight was going: it was Rs 300 for flights up to 500 km, and the charge increased for longer flights, going up to Rs 1,000 for flights over 3,500 km. This additional cost was added to tickets for both domestic and international flights.
However, now with the ATF prices going down, IndiGo has chosen to remove this extra charge. This decision is part of the airline’s commitment to keeping air travel affordable for its customers. It also shows how the airline industry often adjusts to changes in operational costs, aiming to keep ticket prices competitive.