Mumbai rains: Last-minute flight prices soar by whopping 35-40 pct
Heavy Mumbai rains have caused a disruption in flight schedules and this has impacted close to 400 flights in the last 2 days alone.
Heavy and incessant Mumbai rains have affected the life routine of Mumbaikars as all transport services i.e. rail, road and aviation have been disrupted for almost two days now. The rainwater flooded roads, railway tracks and the runway of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. Once these services resumed after the rains eased, passengers thronged to these transport services. However, for those, who wanted to pick aviation routes are having to pay around 35-40 per cent higher charges as the last-minute prices of the flights from Mumbai have registered a jump in the last two days. In fact, the price rise is triggered by the passengers rescheduling their Mumbai bound flights as well.
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Speaking on the matter Aloke Bajpai, CEO & Co-founder, ixigo, "Heavy rainfall in Mumbai has impacted close to 400 flights in the last 2 days due to disruption in flight schedules. Cancellation of flights has also triggered a rise in last-minute average fares by 35-40 per cent on key routes to and from Mumbai. With disruptions expected to continue in the coming days, we have seen a 22 per cent increase in passengers rescheduling their Mumbai bound flights to next week."
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Heavy and incessant rains have paralysed the normal life of Mumbai and left around 19 dead in the financial capital of India and its surroundings. Since June 2, Mumbai has faced heaviest rain of this decade. The weather office has warned of more rain in Mumbai, Palghar, Thane and Raigad in the next few hours.
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