Multiple National and International Airlines have jacked up fares for passengers traveling abroad with flights to Europe. Britain, Turkey, and other countries witnessing up to a 40 percent hike.
According to sources privy to the matter, Britain and Germany-bound flights from Karachi are receiving Rs300000 for a round-trip ticket. They further said that a sudden jump in the fares for domestic flights has also been witnessed. “Up to Rs300000 is being received for Lahore and Islamabad-bound flights from Karachi airport,” they said.
Likewise air operations, Pakistan Railway also plans to increase the fares in wake of the recent hike in fuel prices. Sources privy to the development said. The Pakistan Railway (PR) is bearing the loss of Rs20 million daily due to a rise in the prices of diesel. The authorities have forwarded recommendations for the increase in fares by 15 to 20 percent.
The final approval will be given by the ministry of railways, which is currently being headed by PML-N Khawaja Saad Rafique. The federal government recently surrendered before the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and announced. A massive hike in petrol and diesel prices by 60 per liter in a week.