India’s aviation sector is seeing a competition of a whole new level- ruthless slashing of prices. Days after SpiceJet offered domestic as well as international flight tickets for Rs 12 (only base fare, excluding taxes and fees), other airlines like IndiGo and Jet Airways also offered discounts on airfare.
The sale period for the Spicejet offer is from 23rd – 28th May, 2017, while the travel period is from 26th June, 2017 – 24th March, 2018.
Starting May 23, IndiGo is offering a six-day sale till May 28 on select routes for a base rate of Rs 11 and an all-inclusive rate on select routes starting at Rs 899. This rate is applicable on one-way, non-stop flights that are booked at least 20 days before the trip. The time for travel should be between 26 June 2017 and 24 March 2018.
The special fares are available on first come-first serve basis and are not refundable. The offer is applicable from select locations such as Agartala, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Srinagar, Varanasi, Vadodara and Visakhapatnam.
The details of this offer can be viewed on official website of IndiGo and other travel portals like ClearTrip and Yatra. Also, these special fares are not applicable on mass-bookings. Passengers can change the itinerary but after paying a stipulated change fees and fare difference.
With all the major airlines competing with each other, Jet Airways also announced special fares for select routes. The booking period is between May 24 to May 26 for travel between June 15, 2017 to September 20, 2017. The fare for the same is Rs 1,079 inclusive of all taxes.