Saturday, January 12, 2019

Desi, foreign airlines drop fares to attract Indian flyers

New Delhi: Firm up your travel plans quickly as both India and foreign carriers have a sale on to lure passengers with lower fares. While Indian carriers are offering domestic and international fares staring at Rs 899 and Rs 3,399, respectively, foreign airlines have also reduced fares for travel from India for some time. The airlines do it with the twin objective of filling up seats in lean travel periods this year as also to generate cash through advance sales.

Qatar Airways, for instance, is offering upto 35% and 25% discount on economy and business fares on all its flights booked upto January 16 for travel up to December 31, 2019. Qatar Airways chief commercial officer Ehab Amin said: “We are delighted to invite all our passengers to start planning their next trip with this exciting global promotion offering extensive discounts across all cabin classes on all flights… With this new promotion, passengers… are truly spoilt for choice with Qatar Airways’ ever-expanding global network of more than 160 destinations.”

British Airways’ has started its “January sale” for over 100 destinations across its economy, premium economy and business cabins. Return fares to London start from Rs 43,779 and the sale runs until January 31. The travel period varies by destination and cabin. BA’s acting Head of sales Asia Pacific and Middle East Moran Birger said: “We have offers to suit a range of budgets and requirements with prices starting from INR 43,779 and more than 100 destinations on offer across our network. Customers should log on to to take advantage of this exciting offer.”
12/01/19 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India