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As countries close borders, airfares to US, UK up 3 times


  • MUMBAI: Even as countries have begun closing borders to India, the rush to fly out has airfares on flights out of metros like Mumbai and Delhi to New York, London and San Francisco jump to breathtaking heights.
  • On 22 April, the cheapest one-way fare from Mumbai or Delhi to New York for travel this weekend (April 23) started at just over Rs 1.4 lakh on an Air India flight. 
  • But with uncertainty over whether flights from India will be banned by the US by then, it’s not a viable option now.