Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Festive season brings cheer to aviation sector

The start of the festive season has brought some good tidings to the country's aviation sector. Though traffic in the first seven months has grown at its slowest pace in the last five years, travel companies are beginning to see demand coming back.

"In the upcoming festive season, we are confident that the industry will bounce back as travellers plan their holidays or visit family and friends at this time. At, we have already seen an uptick in demand in the first few days of September," its COO (B2C) Sharat Dhall said.

Interestingly, fares for the festival season - from now to December-end - are lower when compared year-on-year. While ticket prices have picked up for October, and in some routes for November, rates for December are still lower than 2018.

"Lower rates in December as compared to last year can be attributed to airline sales that were launched recently to induce travellers to book their tickets in advance,” Dhall added.
11/09/19 Prince Mathews Thomas/moneycontrol

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