Aircraft fuel prices high?
It was inevitable, given the decline in value of the rupee. BT reports:
Jet fuel or aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices have been hiked by a steep 6.9 per cent, taking the rates to lifetime high of Rs 75,031 per kilolitre.
That would be Rs. 75 per litre, comparable with the price of petrol, as you can see from a report in TOI:
Petrol price in Delhi will go up by Rs 2.83 to Rs 74.10 per litre while it will cost Rs 81.57 per litre in Mumbai as against Rs 78.61 currently.
So, is it cheaper to burn fuel in an aircraft or a car? It turns out that a modern aircraft, such as the A 320, when travelling with all seats filled, costs as much in fuel as a modern car, when travelling with all seats filled. Since aircrafts travel more nearly full than cars, driving is more costly!