Friday, January 15, 2021

Airlines wooing flyers back with deep discounts & kids fly free offers

New Delhi: Airlines are now going all out to woo flyers back. While almost all Indian carriers have started deep discount advance booking schemes, UAE’s Etihad has come out with a fly children for free with parents offer.

“Adults who book their next flight to Abu Dhabi or Dubai with Etihad can take their children for free. With every adult ticket booked before January 28, 2021, for travel until September 30, 2021, up to two children will travel free. So two adults can bring four children, free… The sale ends on January 28, 2021 at Offer valid for children up to 11 years old,” Etihad said in a statement.

Etihad all-inclusive return fare from Delhi and Mumbai to Abu Dhabi/Dubai are Rs 16,477 and Rs 13,155 respectively, the airline said.

Almost all Indian carriers have started sale to attract flyers. For instance, IndiGo has a five-day sale till Sunday (Jan 17) with all-inclusive fares on domestic flights starting at Rs 877. The sale is valid on travel from April 1 to September 30, 2021.

IndiGo chief strategy and revenue officer Sanjay Kumar said: “We are hopeful to see customers booking the seats on offer, with fares starting at Rs 877. Customer confidence in air travel has strengthened over the last few months, as it is the safest mode of transport. The advent of the vaccination has further improved the sentiment, with people looking at travelling within the country this year. This sale will help them plan domestic travel in advance and at affordable fares.”

15/01/21 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

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