After the covid restrictions have been removed in the country, families are planning for quick holiday gateways during Diwali. But flight tickets are not cheap and they may create a hole in your budget.
Diwali is almost here and holiday plans are being made by many. After two years of covid restrictions, people finally get to go for holidays since 2019. The scale is very large since most of the countries and domestic places are reopening. This Diwali is also very special cause it starts on Monday so people will get the weekend and then the Diwali so almost 5 days long holiday, this is why people are rushing to get their fight tickets booked but there’s a catch.
Flight tickets are not cheap as it was last year. Airlines are also backing to the business since the pandemic hit them. Flight tickets price have been increased not only because people are traveling more but fuel prices are also at all-time highs and inflation has raised most of the prices
The ticket prices of flights from 21st to 24th October, the time of Diwali. During this time, the country has been seeing high prices for air travel. Last August, The ministry of civil aviation lifted the limits imposed on domestic airfares after a time span of long 27 months. Adding to this, airlines were able to free to charge whatever they want with their passengers post-31st august. The price of ATF in Kolkata was 1.28 Lakhs per kilo-liter, which almost was 15 per lower than last month.
The Govt. of India had regulated airfares by imposing a maximum and a minimum price band based on the duration of the lights to prevent tickets get rocket high due to high demand coming from the country’s people since the restrictions have been lifted.
Not a long ago, as per the reports, Kayak, an online travel organization, released its data which was based on an analysis of flight searches for the festive and holiday season in 2022.
It has revealed that flight searches have been up by 120 percent from Indian airports as compared to pre covid level. Apart from this, the data also revealed that searches are also up by a striking 150 percent of international flights whiles domestic flight searches have been increased by 90 percent.
This data is indicating a strong demand for air travel, domestic air traffic crossed its pre-covid level on October 9th with airports handling 2812 flights and 412,765 passengers departing. Analysts expect the momentum of demand will be remained strong on the shoulders of festival season and holidays from October to December though it needs to be seen whether the air traffics are able to able handle over 4 lakhs passengers on a daily basis.
The average of daily air traffic during October has been so far around 3.8 lakh passengers as it compared to September which was 3.3 lakh passengers.
Here are the rates of flights:
Kochi- Mumbai flights:
In the month of September, the Minister of Kerala Tourism Mr. P A Mohamed Riyas said, “the tourism sector in the state did see a significant growth in the first half of 2022 as it had attracted around 38 lakh domestic tourists during this period”. “The state has seen a growth of 72.48 percent in the tourism sector due to the record number of domestic tourists arriving in the first half of 2022”, he also added
Speaking of the Mumbai-Kochi route, the non-stop IndiGo flight costs at around ₹26,310 for a round trip for a 1hr 45min journey. ₹14, 044 is the cheapest flight.
These flights are with one stopover, however, it covers the distance in 7 hours and 15 min. The one-stop IndiGo and Air Asia ranges between ₹14,000- ₹20,000. The costs of non-stop Go First costs ₹32,750 while the price of Air India costs ₹45,193.
The 3 hr 15 min journey costs around ₹18,092 on Air-Asia. The non-stop flight on an IndiGo flight costs around ₹18,417. The Air India flight costs around ₹20,602 while a Vistara flight costs around ₹19,950.
The 1hr 45 min journey on an Air Asia flight costs ₹23,561. The price of an IndiGo flight costs ₹22,535 while that of a Vistara flight costs ₹26,360. The cheapest is a non-stop flight which covers the distance from Mumbai to Jaipur in 10 hr 15 min and costs around ₹18,000. Other non-stop flights costs between ₹22,000- ₹30,000. As per Google flights, the cheapest flights for the same trips to Jaipur usually cost between ₹9,500– ₹14,000.
A Delhi to Goa non-stop flight takes 2 hours 20 min and ranges between ₹16,000- ₹17,000. The IndiGo round trip non-stop flight costs as much as 16,329, while AirAsia costs around ₹16,309. The price of an Indigo flight costs around ₹17,294.
The prices of Mumbai-Goa flights ranges between ₹9,667-18,604 for a round trip.
An IndiGo non-stop flight for a round trip costs around ₹17,031. Air Asia flight rates are starting at ₹25,141 while SpiceJet flight costs around ₹25,217. As per Google flights, the least expensive flights for the same trips to Jaipur usually cost between ₹6,500– ₹8,000.
For the Mumbai-Kolkata route, the flights on this route are higher than usual. A Vistara flight costs around ₹26,214 while an Air India flight costs around ₹21,837 for a round-trip journey. The price of an IndiGo flight costs ₹22,632 while that of GoFirst costs around ₹19,797. Meanwhile, as per Google flights, the least expensive flights for similar trips to Patna usually cost between ₹16,000-18,000.
For the Delhi-Kolkata route, the price for a non-stop Air India flight costs around ₹16,855 while that of Vistara costs around ₹38,638. The price of SpiceJet flight costs around ₹16,767 while the price of an IndiGo flight is ₹16,771. The least expensive flights on this route for usually cost between ₹9,200– ₹14,500.