This Article is From Nov 30, 2021

Airfares Sky High Amid Omicron, 100% Rise In Some Routes: 5 Points

COVID-19: Air travel is becoming increasingly expensive amid the pandemic; the Omicron threat is adding to worries

Airfares Sky High Amid Omicron, 100% Rise In Some Routes: 5 Points

COVID-19: India's international travel rules amid Omicron threat will kick in tonight

New Delhi: International air travel is likely to cost more this winter, at least two to three times what used to cost before the COVID-19 pandemic, depending on from where a person intends to fly from Delhi.

Here are latest details on airfares amid Omicron worries:

  1. Due to limited 'bubble' arrangements and depending on what kind of arrangements nations have and now with the threat of the new coronavirus variant of concern Omicron, airfares from India to countries like the UAE, the US, Britain and Canada are sky high.

  2. The lowest airfare from Delhi to Toronto in Canada now costs approximately Rs 2.37 lakh; it used to cost roughly Rs 80,000.

  3. Ever since India was taken off Britain's 'red list' just around the admissions season, airfares started rising. Minimum flights and maximum rush have led to a return ticket, for example, from Delhi to London costing approximately nearly Rs 1.2 lakh, from Rs 60,000 earlier.

  4. Return flights from India (Delhi airport) to the UAE cost nearly double at upwards of Rs 33,000. Earlier, a round trip used to cost approximately Rs 20,000.

  5. On an average, India-US return tickets that used to roughly cost between Rs 90,000 and Rs 1.2 lakh now cost upwards of approximately Rs 1.7 lakh (from Delhi). Airfares to Chicago, Washington DC and New York City have seen a 100 per cent rise. Business class ticket prices have doubled to nearly Rs 6 lakh.

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