International air travel set to get ‘extremely’ expensive – UKMALAYALEE

International air travel set to get ‘extremely’ expensive

Friday 1 April 2022 6:59 AM UTC

NEW DELHI April 1: Jet gasoline costs on Friday have been hiked by 2 per cent – the seventh straight improve this 12 months – to an all-time excessive, reflecting a surge in international vitality costs, PTI reported.

Aviation turbine gasoline (ATF) – the gasoline that helps aeroplanes fly – was hiked by Rs 2,258.54 per kilolitre, or 2 per cent, to Rs 1,12,924.83 per kl within the nationwide capital, in keeping with a value notification by state-owned gasoline retailers.

There was, nonetheless, no change within the value of petrol and diesel on Friday. Prior to the second pause in 11 days, auto gasoline charges had gone up by Rs 6.40 per litre.

The improve in ATF value comes on again of the steepest ever hike 18.3 per cent (Rs 17,135.63 per kl) effected on March 16.

Jet gasoline costs are revised on the first and sixteenth of each month based mostly on the common worldwide value of benchmark gasoline within the previous fortnight.

Jet gasoline, which makes up for nearly 40 per cent of the operating price of an airline, has this 12 months surged to new highs.

ATF costs have elevated each fortnight for the reason that begin of 2022. In seven hikes starting January 1, ATF costs have been elevated by Rs 38,902.92 kl or nearly 50 per cent.

The surge follows the US and UK banning oil from Russia – the world’s biggest exporter of crude and oil products combined. For most airlines, fuel makes up 30% to 40% of operating costs. It also noted that volatility in jet fuel prices “will add further pressure to airlines’ costs amid the pandemic”.

“You don’t have to be a maths expert to know that fuel costs going up by 20% to 30% will hurt a lot,” Prof Rico Merkert, chair of transport and supply chain management at the University of Sydney’s Business School, told Guardian Australia.

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