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Aviation Fuel Prices Raised For June; Still Cheaper Than Petrol, Diesel

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On 1 June, in a monthly revision of rates, prices of LPG cylinders and ATF (Aviation Turbine Fuel) was raised by state-owned oil marketing companies as nationwide lockdown restrictions start to ease.

Prices of ATF, that is used to fly aeroplanes, is now increased to Rs 33,575.37 per kilolitre in Delhi, which is an over Rs 10,000 increase from the previous month. In May, ATF price in the national capital was cut by 23.2 percent or Rs 6,812.62 per kilolitre to Rs 22,544.75 per kl.

However, the prices of jet fuel are significantly less than the price of petrol or diesel in metro cities.

Aviation Fuel Prices Raised For June; Still Cheaper Than Petrol, Diesel
 

On 1 June, petrol in Delhi was priced at Rs 71.26 per litre and diesel at Rs 69.39, which in comparison is more than double of Rs 33.57 per litre of ATF.

With effect from 1 June, prices of ATF for domestic airlines flying domestically:

Cities Price (in Rs/KL)
Delhi 33,575.37
Kolkata 38,543.48
Mumbai 33,070.56
Chennai 34,569.30

With effect from 1 June, prices of ATF for domestic airlines on an international run:

Cities Prices (in USD/KL)
Delhi 331.22
Kolkata 374.33
Mumbai 335.81
Chennai 327.31

Domestic airlines have been permitted to fly commercially starting 29 May with strict onboarding rules amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All passenger flights operations were paused since 25 March due to the nationwide lockdown, to curb the spread of the virus. International flights have not yet been permitted to restart.

In the guidelines released for Lockdown 5.0, it has been stated that an informed call on resuming international flights will be taken in due course of time. Domestic flight operations across the country are likely to soon return to normalcy.

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Story first published: Monday, June 1, 2020, 9:49 [IST]
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