IPL Grips Gujarat, Air Prices And Hotel Occupancy Faces Hike

|Ahmedabad | Updated: May 29, 2022 8:38 am

IPL enthusiasm is at an all-time high now that Gujarat Titans have secured a position in the finals. Cricket crazed fans are expected to have descended on the city with heightened zeal to see the final match this Sunday at Motera in Ahmedabad, the world’s largest cricket stadium, forcing airfares to Ahmedabad to spike.

About 220 flights come and go from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport of Ahmedabad. The usual traffic at the Airport surfaces around 19,000 to 20,000 passengers, according to airport authorities. However, this usual number has jumped over 20,000 in the last three days, all thanks to the IPl fanatics. The airport is facing the maximum traffic from Delhi. On June 28, 2022, the Airfare is estimated For one way flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad is to be Rs 6,059, on July 28,202 the fae is Rs 4,796. fare for the similar route for May 28, 29 and 30 is nowhere below Rs 11,599.

Similarly, Airfare for one way travel from Jaipur to Ahmedabad on June 28, 2022, is Rs 2,051 and a journey on the same route on May 28, 29 and 30 will cost you Rs 12,000. For passengers travelling on their way from Kolkata To Ahmedabad, the journey on June 28, 2022, will cost Rs 6,612 in comparison to Rs 23,255 on May 28, 29 and 30.  

June 28, 2022, the price of Chennai to Ahmedabad one way journey is slated at Rs 6,148, passengers travelling on May 28,29 and 30 will have to pay Rs 17,964 for the same route.  

Additionally, it seems like IPL fever has gripped not just the domestic fans built the international lovers of the tournament are as enthusiastic to come and witness the grand final as well. One way Business class airfare from Dubai to Ahmedabad for May 28, 29 and 30 begins from 

Rs 98,001 .

Just like Airlines, during this weekend, hoteliers are expected to make a killing, with occupancy levels reaching as high as 90% across the city’s market and average daily rates (ADR) reaching Rs 10,000 per room per night. This means that ADR has increased by 30 to 50%

According to Deep Preet Singh Bhindra, General Manager of Marriot Ahmedabad, “Normally the hotels range from around Rs 5,500 to 5,800. That’s the average ADR (average daily rate) of the city, so, during this period, the ADR almost doubled”.

Further, he added that most of the hotels have been sold out in the city, even with double the rates as usual. “Most hotels are kind of inching towards a sell-out, because of the IPL rush. the rates are almost touching beyond Rs 10,000 that’s the average ADR which is commanded by the Hotels in the city. Even at Marriot, we are approaching a Sell out around with an ADR of Rs. 10,000”.

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