Airfares to Ahmedabad Soar Sixfold Ahead of India vs Pakistan Match

New Delhi: The airfares to Ahmedabad for the much-awaited India vs Pakistan match in October 2023 are skyrocketing. The flight tickets for October 14, one day before the match, have seen a significant surge in price, especially between the Delhi-Ahmedabad and Mumbai-Ahmedabad sectors. Currently, a one-way direct flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad and Mumbai to Ahmedabad costs between ₹15,000 to ₹22,000.

Nishant Pitti, CEO and co-founder of EaseMyTrip highlighted the immense popularity of the India vs Pakistan match, stating that hotel tariffs have increased by 5X and luxury hotels are charging as high as ₹50,000 per night. He also said that airfares are six times more expensive than usual. An economy class Delhi-Ahmedabad ticket in August and September would be around ₹3000, but the same ticket a day before the match would cost ₹20,000.

Aloke Bajpai, Group CEO and Co-Founder of ixigo emphasised the surge in travel queries to all host cities, including Ahmedabad. He said that the one-way average flight fare for Delhi-Ahmedabad last year was ₹4973, but this year it is as high as ₹12,000 for Indigo flights and ₹22,000 for Vistara flights. That’s more than a 100% increase.

A Krishna Mohan, MD of Southern Travels, said that prices will peak by the end of September, perhaps even ten times as much as normal fares for flights from Delhi to Ahmedabad. He attributed this to the highly anticipated cricket match between India and Pakistan, as well as the forthcoming Navratri holiday in Gujarat, which begins on the same day.

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