Air fares soar as IndiGo cancels flights


Air fares to most domestic destinations from Chennai remain high as Indi-Go is cancelling flights daily. Though the number of flights cancelled is fewer in Chennai, some of the cancelled schedules include red eye flights and peak hour services to small towns. The airline is expected to cancel flights daily at least till the end of next month.

Travel and tour operators say that air fares have increased by as much as 30% on most of the routes, especially on morning peak hour flights to small towns. The airline had cancelled its flights from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram and Coimbatore last week.

Seats for Chennai-Mumbai flights for the upcoming week is selling at Rs 7,900 on Tuesday while the tickets are priced between Rs 4,200 to Rs 5,900. The last-minute fare on Chennai–Thiruvananthapuram route was between Rs 5,300 and Rs Rs6,500. Read More

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