Flying gets dearer as airliners announces fare hike


New Delhi: The budget conscious flyers will have to cough up more as all aisle and window seats on budget carrier IndiGo flights will cost more, if pre-booked.

Booking a seat in the front or emergency rows will cost Rs 600 and booking the window and aisle seats in rows 2 to 11 will cost Rs 300. IndiGo now offers window and aisle seats of rows 14 to 29 (12 and 13 are emergency exit rows that have extra legroom) for Rs 200.

Jet Airways and IndiGo have also announced a steep hike in ticket cancellation charges. While IndiGo earlier had a flat fee of Rs 1,500 for cancellations made up to two hours prior to departure time, it now has four slabs. People cancelling two to 48 hours before departure will have to pay Rs 2,250.

The fee will be Rs 2,000; 1,500 and 1,250 for cancellations made 48 hours, seven to 30 days and more than 30 days before departure time, respectively.