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Jet raises discount fares

New Delhi, Nov. 25: Private carrier Jet Airways will up air fares under its discounted ticket scheme — “Everyone can Fly Scheme” — by 10 per cent effective from December 1, a company official said.

Earlier, state-run Indian Airlines had increased its discounted air fares by the same percentage. The only other domestic airline, Sahara Airways, has also decided to revise its fare structure. “We will soon increase our fares in line with the others,” U.K. Bose, chief of Sahara Airlines, told The Telegraph.

The discount scheme is valid till March 31, 2003 and is provided by all three domestic carriers. The lower fares are applicable on 48 specific designated routes spread across the country.

Airlines officials said the fares have been raised to offset rise in Aviation Turbine Fuel prices in September. They, however, added that “we have not increased the Calcutta-Guwahati fare”.

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