Airfares on India-US flights have elevated considerably because the American authorities’s advisory to its residents to keep away from travelling to India attributable to a current surge in COVID-19 instances, aviation business sources mentioned on Sunday.
Common fare for an economic system class ticket on a India-US flight is round ₹50,000, however the fares for this week’s flights are hovering round ₹1.5 lakh, the sources talked about.
Excessive demand for tickets on India-US flights after the advisory on Thursday has led to the spike in fares, they mentioned.
“Many passengers wish to go to US instantly as they do not wish to get caught right here if additional restrictions are put in place on India-US flights,” mentioned one of many sources.
Another international locations, together with Germany, the UK and the UAE, have additionally restricted air journey from India. The UAE has banned journey from India for 10 days from Sunday because of the worsening COVID-19 scenario within the nation.
The US authorities on Thursday had put India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and the Maldives on its Degree 4 journey advisory, which suggests asking Individuals to not journey to those international locations.
In the meantime, non-public chartered flights inside the nation are additionally in excessive demand as of late, primarily for taking COVID-19 sufferers from smaller cities to greater cities for higher medical remedy.
An official of a Mumbai-based constitution flight operator mentioned his planes have been busy for the final couple of days as they’ve been performed steady air ambulance flights for top net-worth people.
The worth of personal chartered flights have elevated by as much as two instances, mentioned a Delhi-based common aviation firm official.
India logged a document 3,49,691 new coronavirus infections in a day taking its whole tally of COVID-19 instances to 1,69,60,172, whereas lively instances crossed the 26-lakh mark, in accordance with the Union Well being Ministry information up to date on Sunday.
The demise toll elevated to 1,92,311 with a document 2,767 each day new fatalities, the info up to date at 8 am confirmed. PTI DSP SMN SMN