IndiGo Adjusts Seat Pricing: Front-Window Seats Cost an Extra 2,000, Ceases Fuel Charges from Last Week

IndiGo Introduces Seat Selection Fees for Front Rows

Starting today, January 9th, IndiGo, a major Indian airline, has implemented seat selection fees. Passengers opting for window or aisle seats in the front rows of the 222-seater A321 aircraft will incur an additional charge of INR 2,000. For middle seats, an extra charge of INR 1,500 will apply.

Other rows, i.e., second and third, will have all seats available at a flat rate of INR 400. This charge is applicable for both the 232-seater A321 and the 180-seater A320 aircraft. IndiGo had previously announced the removal of the fuel surcharge on January 4th. However, the airline has now significantly increased seat selection fees, potentially compensating for the removal of the fuel surcharge.

Due to the continuous increase in Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) prices since October 2023, IndiGo has been facing rising operational costs. In response, the airline has introduced these revised seat selection fees to offset the impact of higher fuel prices.

IndiGo Announces New Seat Selection Fees

IndiGo has introduced a new seat selection fee structure for its passengers. Travelers can now reserve specific seats based on their preferences, including window seats, aisle seats, or seats with extra legroom. If passengers choose not to purchase seat selection, they will be assigned available free seats. Alternatively, complimentary seats may be assigned during airport check-in.

For example:

  • If a passenger is traveling from Bhopal to Bengaluru and desires a window or front seat, they will incur an additional charge of INR 2,000, making the total fee INR 7,000.
  • Opting for a middle seat will result in an extra charge of INR 1,500, bringing the total fee to INR 6,500.

It’s important to note that choosing free seats or receiving complimentary seat assignments during airport check-in may not incur additional charges.

IndiGo operates more than 1,900 flights daily, utilizing a fleet of over 320 aircraft. The airline serves 81 domestic and 32 international destinations, making it the largest airline in India in terms of market share.

In Q2FY24, IndiGo reported a net profit of INR 188.9 crores, marking the first time an Indian aviation company recorded a profit in the second quarter of a financial year in the last five years.

  • Please check with IndiGo for the most up-to-date information regarding charges.

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