Cyclone Michaung / Cyclone in Chennai gave rise to inflation, air fare increased by 171 percent

Zoom News : Dec 05, 2023, 01:38 PM
Due to the strong winds and torrential rains caused by Cyclone Michong in Chennai, the biggest impact has been seen on air travel. After which there has been a huge increase in the fares on routes going from Chennai to other cities of the country. According to media reports, this increase is seen up to 171 percent. Let us also tell you how expensive has air travel from Chennai to another city become?

How much has the rent increased?

Ixigo data has been cited in the Business Standard report. According to which, on December 5, one-way airfares from Chennai to cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kolkata increased by 52 percent to 171 percent compared to the prices three to seven days earlier. Airfares on the Chennai-Mumbai route, the busiest flight route from Chennai airport, increased by 68.6 per cent during the above period from Rs 3,728 to Rs 6,286. During the same period, air fare on Chennai-Delhi route increased by 52.3 percent from Rs 10,724 to Rs 16,334. The highest increase of 171.5 percent was seen in airfares on the Chennai-Hyderabad route. The airfare for this route increased from Rs 5,925 to Rs 16,089.

flights were canceled

In view of the cyclone, Chennai Airport announced cancellation of arrivals and departures till 9 am on December 5 due to bad weather. Earlier, flight operations were suspended till 11 pm on Monday night. Which was later extended till December 5 the next day due to bad weather in the city.

Meanwhile, data from the flight tracking website showed that more than 30 Chennai-bound flights were diverted to the airports of Bengaluru, Trichy and Hyderabad on Monday. According to data, around 90 arrivals and departures were canceled at Chennai airport due to continuous heavy rains and strong winds in the city and surrounding areas.

announcement of discount

Airlines have advised passengers to check the status of their flights. Domestic carriers have announced waiver of charges for their passengers on flight cancellation or rescheduling of affected flights. IndiGo is offering discounts on cancellation/rescheduling of flights for passengers on the affected flights, the airline said in a statement on X (formerly Twitter).

What information did IMD give?

On Monday, Cyclone Michuang (dubbed 'Migjaum') intensified into a severe cyclonic storm about 90 km east-northeast of Chennai. According to the IMD, it is very likely to gradually intensify and move almost parallel to the north and close to the south Andhra Pradesh coast and close to Bapatla, between Nellore and Machilipatnam, as a severe cyclonic storm during the forenoon of 5 December. Will cross South Andhra Pradesh coast. India Meteorological Department said, wind speed may increase from 90-100 kilometers per hour (kmph) to 110 kmph. Almost eight years ago, in December 2015, Chennai airport operations were suspended for four days after the city experienced torrential rains and floods.