Friday, January 15, 2021

Discounts on domestic flights make a comeback as airfare cap ends in March

Mumbai: With the government cap on domestic airfares ending on March 31, airlines ticket sales are back with discounts on summer flights.

On Thursday, return airfares on routes like Mumbai-Cochin for travel in April-May were available for Rs 4,500, while a Mumbai-Delhi return was priced at Rs 5,000. Return tickets on low supply-high demand flights like non-stops from Mumbai to Dehradun began at Rs 9,000. Among the cheapest return fares were those on Mumbai-Goa flights priced at Rs 3,750 on IndiGo.

“With major airlines like IndiGo, SpiceJet and Vistara running heavy sales, this is a good time for travellers to avail the best prices for their upcoming trips,” said Aloke Bajpai, CEO of ixigo. “Vaccine rollout and cheap fares will lead to a substantial rise in demand to travel by summer this year, making this the ideal time to plan trips in advance.”

Last week, Vistara had lau-nched a sale, with the cheapest fare on offer priced at Rs 1,300. On Wednesday, IndiGo began a five-day special domestic sale which will end on January 17. “It will offer all-inclusive fares on domestic flights starting at Rs 877. The sale is valid on trav-el from April 1 to September 30. Change or cancellation fee of Rs 500 will be applicable on bookings made during the sale,” said an IndiGo spokesperson.

15/01/21 Times of India

To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment