Average airfares stay 10-15% high, more on non-metro routes

Airfares on domestic routes, especially those connecting non-metro cities, remain high with suspension of Jet Airways flights. The average ticket prices have gone up in the range of 10-15 per cent across various sectors even as airlines like SpiceJet and IndiGo have mounted additional capacity.

“The average fare level is higher… in the range of 10-15 per cent,” an Air India executive said.

Ankur Bhatia, executive director at diversified travel and hospitality major Bird Group, said that the airfares had risen more in case of short-haul routes such as Delhi-Dehradun on long weekends. But with induction of capacity, the fare is returning to normal level, he said.