Just days after Indigo opened ticket bookings for as less as Rs 899 on select routes, low-cost airline AirAsia offered promotional base fare offer from Rs 99 upwards to the selected 7 cities and Rs 1,499 offer from Indian cities to 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC).
Just days after Indigo opened ticket bookings for as less as Rs 899 on select routes, low-cost airline AirAsia on Sunday offered promotional base fare offer from Rs 99 upwards to the seven selected cities. “The promotional fares start from Rs 99 under the dynamic pricing to cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune, and Ranchi,” it said in a statement. In the $30 million joint venture, Tata Sons Ltd has 51 percent equity stake and Air Asia Investment Ltd of Malaysia holds the balance 49 percent. The over three-year airline flies to 16 Indian cities including Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Panaji, Imphal, Jaipur, Kochi, and Visakhapatnam.
- The budget carrier’s parent firm AirAsia will also fly its passengers at Rs 1,499 base fare from Indian cities to 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), including Auckland, Bali, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Singapore, and Sydney.
- Passengers can book from Monday up to January 21 and avail the offer to travel from January 15 to July 31.
- The low-cost fare offer is on all flights of the group network, including AirAsia India, AirAsia Berhad, Thai AirAsia, AirAsia X and Indonesia AirAsia X.
- The discount applies to bookings made through airasia.com and AirAsia mobile app,” added the statement.
Notably, IndiGo tickets on flights between Delhi and Chandigarh were available for a fare of Rs 899. Other economical routes include Delhi to Jaipur, where the all-inclusive price was seen to be Rs 999. Notably, the fares were seen at Rs 1,099 from Delhi to Amritsar; Rs 1,299 from Delhi to Dehradun, and Rs.1,399 on those hailing out of Delhi to Nagpur, according to the airline’s website.
Many airlines operating in the domestic market offer discounts around the New Year holiday season to attract passengers during a period marked by high demand. Low airfares have sparked a strong growth in air travel in the country. The government’s regional air-connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) aimed to provide an opportunity to the masses to fly with fiscal incentives saw heavy demand as airlines rush to grab a pie of the skies.