Jet Airways and SpiceJet on Tuesday kicked off their pre-summer season discount sale. Jet, which is a full-service carrier, is offering special discounts upto 30% on economy and premium class fares for travel on the airline’s international flights to the Gulf countries, Europe, United States, Australia and Argentina.
The seven-day sale, effective from February 23 to February 29, is valid for travel from March 10 onwards. The offer is extended to the international flights operated in conjunction with its partner Etihad Airways, over its Abu Dhabi gateway.
Similarly, SpiceJet as part of its ‘pre summer sales’ has decided to reduce base fares to as low as Rs 599 for a one way journey. The three day sale launched on Tuesday will be open till midnight of February 25 and the travel period covered in this sale is from March 1 to April 13.
The company in a statement said that there is a limited inventory under the offer and seats will be available on first-come-first-served basis.
Shilpa Bhatia, senior vice-president, commercial, SpiceJet, said, “Pre-summer sale is best suited for travellers who prefer off-season travel to save costs and avoid tourist rush. March – April being a spring season is also good for those travellers who want to avoid extreme weather conditions.”
Usually, airlines offer competitive fares to increase the passenger load factor during the spring and summer period after a lull period in January and February.
In order to bring on board as many tourists as possible, Jet Airways has decided to increase the daily flights to Bangkok from its hubs in Delhi and Mumbai. Jet Airways will launch a third daily frequency from Mumbai to Bangkok and a second daily service from Delhi to Bangkok from March 27. With the introduction of these new frequencies, Jet Airways becomes the largest Indian airline flying between India and Bangkok.
This move may help the airline to increase its load factor as Thailand has been a very important tourist destination.