Monday, July 09, 2018

Mumbai: Airlines slash ticket prices to boost monsoon bookings

Mumbai: To boost bookings during the monsoon, airlines have slashed fares on routes connecting Mumbai by up to 30 per cent, a study conducted by travel website ixigo revealed. The survey indicated that between June 22 and July 5, airfares dropped by 31 per cent on Mumbai-Delhi routes, 28 per cent on Mumbai-Chennai route and 22 per cent between Mumbai and Bengaluru. The biggest drop, of 48 per cent, was witnessed on the Chennai to Mumbai route in the corresponding period.

This meant that an air ticket for an economy class travel between Mumbai and Bengaluru on July 2 was as low as Rs 900. Many travel websites are offering discounts and cashback offers as well to encourage sales, the study found. Airlines, including Go Air, Vistara, SpiceJet and Jet Airways, had announced ‘Mega Monsoon sale’ to encourage flight booking.
09/07/18 Indian Express