Ahead of the anticipated World Cup final between India and Australia on Sunday (November 19), the city of Ahmedabad is witnessing a significant increase in the number of people eager to watch the cricket extravaganza. This surge in demand has not only led to a rise in air ticket prices, reaching as high as Rs 40,000, but airlines have also expanded their flight services to meet the growing demand.
In response to the skyrocketing demand for flights, airline companies have increased both the frequency of flights and fares. It is expected that the final match will be attended by a large number of people, which will contribute to the increased demand for air travel.
Airlines are operating additional flights due to the festive celebrations and the Cricket World Cup final. According to ABP Asmita report, both IndiGo and Vistara are now offering more flights to Ahmedabad from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru.
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The flight fare from Delhi to Ahmedabad has reached Rs 14,000 to Rs 39,000. People coming from Mumbai will have to pay Rs 10,000 to Rs 32,000. The fare from Bengaluru has increased from Rs 27,000 to Rs 33,000. According to ABP Asmita, the cost of flight from Kolkata to Ahmedabad is reaching Rs 40,000.
Many airlines have reported a significant increase in bookings through various online platforms. For flights departing from Mumbai to Ahmedabad on November 18, 18 flights are scheduled, leading to a significant increase in ticket prices.
Not only Ahmedabad but Vadodara has also seen a significant increase in passenger demand. Vadodara, just two hours away from Ahmedabad, is emerging as an option for those who cannot secure tickets to Ahmedabad, reports ABP Asmita. With the increase in demand, airlines are exploring options by announcing new flights, which will make the skies busier during this cricket festival.