Sunday, February 12, 2006

To London and back for less than Rs 13,000!

NEW DELHI: It's time for your dreams of feasting on the wonders of the British capital and its enchanting countryside to come true this summer, as fares to the UK from India hit an all-time low.
While British Airways (BA) last week announced its plan to offer return fare of Rs. 14,500 net (excluding tax) ex-India to London, the British Midlands Airways (BMI) has come up with a package offering net return fare at an unbelievably low Rs. 12,557 net. The rates have been amazing this season as till six months ago the net return fare on this route had been above Rs 30,000.
The tickets can be bought by Feb 28 while the first onward journey has to be undertaken before May 31, 2006. The second phase would be valid for a year beginning from the date of purchase.A week ago British Airways also launched a similar fare scheme in which the journey is required to commence before May 31. Similar schemes with fares around the BA scheme are also being offered by other airlines, including Lufthansa.
Though the BA fare is slightly on the higher side, it includes travel to London from three destinations - Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. Besides, the airline is also offering an extended visit to any location in the UK at an additional cost of Rs. 3,000.
12/02 IANS/DNA
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