A total of 21,678 passengers availed the last minute ticket sale scheme, which was launched by the national carrier Air India in early July this year under which it offered fares equivalent to AC second class of Rajdhani Express, Parliament was informed.
The Government-run airline had on July 9 launched the offer for a limited period, saying that the move was aimed at not only making last-minute bookings more affordable but also to fill up vacant seats.
“The scheme being short term was effective from July 9, 2016 to September 30, 2016 (Both days inclusive). (A total of) 21,678 passengers availed the above scheme during this period,” Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.
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Air India introduced a short-term promotional scheme ‘Spot Fares’ offering fares commensurate to Rajdhani Express (IIA) on 11 select domestic sectors in economy class, he said.
The routes covered under the under the scheme included Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi, Delhi-Kolkata-Delhi, Delhi-Bengaluru-Delhi Delhi-Chennai-Delhi, Delhi-Ranchi-Delhi,Delhi-Ahmedabad-Delhi, Delhi-Hyderabad-Delhi,Delhi-Bhubaneshwar-Delhi Delhi-Goa-Delhi Delhi-Patna -Delhi and Delhi-Raipur-Delhi, the minister said.