Saturday , 27 November 2021

Jet Airways and JetLite reduce fuel surcharge

I was just reading an article on Business Standard about no fare cuts by Jet and JetLite, and in the background, I get this news from Jet and JetLite.

From tomorrow, December 6, 2008, JetLite has announced a reduction in applicable passenger fuel surcharges on all domestic routes.

  • For routes under 750 kms, the fuel surcharge is reduced by Rs. 300, from Rs. 2,250 to Rs. 1,950.
  • For routes over 750 kms, the fuel surcharge is reduced by Rs. 200, from Rs. 2,900 to Rs. 2,700.

Similarly Jet Airways has also reduced the fuel surcharge.

  • For routes under 750 kms, the fuel surcharge is reduced by Rs. 400, from Rs. 2,350 to Rs. 1,950.
  • For routes over 750 kms, the fuel surcharge is reduced by Rs. 400, from Rs. 3,100 to Rs. 2,700.

While these reductions are welcome, I am wondering why is the reduction not greater on the longer distance routes. With massive reduction in aviation turbine fuel prices, wouldn’t the savings to airlines be greater ?

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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