If you are flying In and Out of Mumbai, you might end up paying more than what you should pay.
Last year in July, the Jet blast shield of the main runway was damaged. Since than, it is yet to be repaired. The cost of repairing is just Rs 10 lakhs. Due to this damage, airlines are not suppose to use initial 1000 feet of the runway, due to this airlines are forced to carry less passengers due maximum permissible take off weight. Since they cannot more full passengers, they tend to recover the cost by hiking the ticket prices. Hence you are ending up paying more for the empty seats.