New Delhi, Mar 15: State-owned oil companies today hiked jet fuel price by 2 per cent, the second increase in rates this month.
The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, in Delhi was hiked by Rs 1,298.88 per kilolitre (kl), or 2 per cent, to Rs 65,949.34 per kl with effect from midnight tonight, Indian Oil Corp, the nation's largest retailer, said.
The increase in price comes on back of a 3.2 per cent jump in rates effected from March 1 on back of firming international oil prices.
In Mumbai, ATF will cost Rs 66,989.74 per kl from tomorrow, against the current rate of Rs 65,636.74 per kl.
Jet fuel constitutes over 40 per cent of an airline's operating cost and the hike in prices will add to the burden of the cash-strapped airlines.
No immediate comment was available from the airlines on the impact of the price increase on passenger fares.
The three fuel retailers revise jet fuel prices on the 1st and 16th of every month, based on the average international price in the preceding fortnight.