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Jet fuel price goes up by Tk 19 a litre

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 15 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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The government has hiked the price of jet fuel by Tk 19 to Tk 130 a litre with effect from July 9 on domestic flights.

Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) has announced the new price on its website.

The jet fuel price, from Tk 61, was hiked multiple times since April 2021 with a rise in August and another in December that year.

The price went up by Tk 7 in February and then in March this year to Tk 80 and Tk 87 a litre respectively. The price touched three digits in April at Tk 100 a litre.

The jet fuel got costlier by Tk 5 to Tk 111 a litre on June 10 after seeing a Tk 6 rise to Tk 106 a litre on May 17.

A big portion of flight operation costs depends on jet fuel price. The price of jet fuel doubled in last two years, thus increasing airfares on domestic routes.