SpiceJet, IndiGo cut fare in lean season, fuel price war
A Mumbai-Delhi one-way fare on IndiGo is available for R2,010 as part of the low cost carrier’s discounts. Jet Airways has also come out with a winter sale where it is offering an 8% discount on tickets booked on its website. However, despite the discount, Jet Airways has not underpriced its tickets and the fares still remain higher than its low-cost competitors.
Low-cost carrier GoAir and national carrier Air India are yet to announce discounts, however, industry experts say the two airlines are likely to follow suit soon given the competition that will emerge after the ‘sale season’ for air tickets.
“February to April is the most lean season for all airlines and soon you will see all airlines offering discounts,” said a travel agent. “February-end onwards, there will be a number of seats available on discounted fares and all airlines will be offering lower fares.”
While SpiceJet’s discounted fares are specifically targeting the the lean season of February 1 to April 30, the other airlines haven’t elaborated on the travel period for their discounts.
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