ATF price fall not to impact airline fares

As the aviation turbine fuel prices are set to decline for the third month in a row, no relief seems likely for the passengers as the air carriers are in no mood for immediate reduction in the fuel surcharge.

The ticket prices are set to rise for the second time in a month (in view of the December-January peak travel season the prices were raised on November 16) as from tomorrow the passengers will have to shell out Rs 150 more as congestion surcharge.

The ATF prices have fallen for the fourth time in 2006. The first decline was seen in March, when the prices went down from Rs 35,228 per kilo litre in February to Rs 34,995 per kilo litre in March.

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