Jet, Air India join fare war started by SpiceJet & IndiGo

Written by fe Bureau | Mumbai | Updated: Mar 13 2014, 09:36am hrs
State-owned Air India and Jet Airways, on Wednesday, joined the fare wars initiated by low-cost carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo a day earlier.

While Air India is offering a flash sale during March 12 and 13 under the 30-day and 60-day advance booking category for travel between March 12 and June 30, Jet Airways is offering discounts on 30-90 days advance booking schemes.

The discounts (by Air India and Jet Airways) continue to be in the range of 15-30%, and this will benefit travelers who have not planned their summer

holidays yet. We envisage that there will be a significant increase in bookings in the coming few days due to the reduced fares, said Sharable Dhall, president,

SpiceJet and IndiGo had on Tuesday offered sales in the range of 15-30% for advance bookings between March 12 and 16 for travel between April and September.

... Jet Airways has also announced discounted tickets, marginally more expensive (R250-300) than LCCs. Discounts are being offered on the 30-90 day advance purchase window, said MakeMyTrip co-founder & CEO Rajesh Magow.