Deoghar, October 29: CEO of Indigo Airlines, while talking to lagatar24.com, confirmed that around 80 percent of the seats are booked for the first week of November. He says that after Diwali, the Delhi-bound 186-seater aircraft remains full while a Kolkata-bound 76-seater aircraft has the same fate.
Moreover, passengers will have to pay at least Rs 16,000 for Delhi and Rs 4,400 per head for Kolkata-bound flights.
With the increase in the number of passengers, Indigo is seizing the opportunity to make up for its early loss by charging a higher fare for Delhi and Kolkata flights.
However, Trade Federation like Santal Pargana opposes the price. Speaking to Lagatar24.com, Santal Pargana Chamber of Commerce regional president Alok Mallick criticized the fare hike policy.
He demanded the government to intervene and take control over the fare hike policy of privately owned air service providers. He recommends having a pragmatic policy.
Another senior officer requesting anonymity justifies the tariff hike as a market dynamism phenomenon. He also denies planning to increase the number of flights.