Mumbai: An idea to take air route to get to home this Diwali can prove to be a costly affair thanks to sudden rise in the booking requests recently. As the Diwali getting closer, air ticket bookings are increasing exponentially. Booking requests are also coming for a destination where no direct link is available.

If you need to travel in the coming festive season from November 10 to 18, air fares can burn holes in your pockets. However, according to tour operators, demand for air tickets this year is less than in comparison to that of last year.

A travel portal says that a return journey from Delhi to any destination is going to cost somewhere around Rs 16,000 to 19,000. Delhi is almost connected to the rest of India. Delhi being a national capital, demand for air tickets from Delhi in festive season is always on the rise. A return ticket from Kolkata is going to cost between Rs 20,000 to Rs 23,000. Along with the direct flights to Kolkata, there are flights enroute Vishakhapatnam and Bangalore.

However, with no significant demand in the route of Mumbai to Chennai, there are fewer chances of surge in the airfares.

People make advance booking on the eve of Diwali which results in shooting up of air fares. The Managing Director of Kush Travel, Rajesh Raitiriya said that air fares have gone up a little as compared to the last year. However, the hike in oil prices and airport charges has increased the air fares.

JPN/Bureau

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