Domestic airfares have increased by up to 200 percent in response to holiday demand.

North-bound destinations are becoming a hit among summer vacationers . Airfares to north-bound destinations as well as other popular holiday destinations have increased sharply .

Ahmedabad: Last week, Nikhil Amin, a Vejalpur resident, was compelled to fly from Ahmedabad to Delhi for an emergency work trip.When ordered two days ahead, a round trip flight to Delhi cost him Rs 15,000.With high demand for holidays and people escaping the heatwave this summer, north-bound destinations are becoming a hit among summer vacationers.As a result, airfares to north-bound destinations as well as other popular holiday destinations have increased sharply, reaching as high as 200% over normal fare.

Other destinations in Gujarat have seen similar rises, such as Goa (115%), Delhi (143%), Chandigarh (190%), Bagdogra (150%), and Dehradun (140%), among others.With Covid-19 cases receding, and the pandemic being addressed, the travel market is rather optimistic, says Anuj Pathak, president of the Tour Operators and Travel Agents Association of Gujarat (TAG).Because of this, airfares have soared dramatically to destinations, particularly those that connect hill stations.People are choosing hill station locations with colder climates this summer due to the merciless heat.

The runway resurfacing operations at the city airport recently ended, reducing the number of flights.As a result, airfares to various destinations increased dramatically.Even after the runway resumed fully a month ago, 15 new flights to domestic as well as international destinations were announced, airfares continue to rise in the face of intense demand.