NEW DELHI: SpiceJet Diwali sale has been announced offering discounted air fares for travel in 2016. In the wake of competitive air fares across the sector, SpiceJet has slashed base air fare for domestic flights to just Rs 749, and base fare for international trips to Rs 3,999.
The sale has gone on steam on Tuesday, and will go on till October 29 midnight. Tickets on sale can be booked October 27 and October 29, 2015, for travel between February 1, 2016, and October 29, 2016.
Discount offerings by SpiceJet that was followed by IndiGo led to about 200% increase in bookings for these airlines, say travel portals.
“The attractive pricing across routes is being very well received by travellers and we are already seeing bookings for these airlines increase by over 178%,” said Sharat Dhall, President, Yatra.com, an online portal.
Earlier today, SpiceJet announced discount sale offering fares starting as low as Rs 749/- base fare (excluding taxes) for the domestic sector and Rs 3,999/- all in for the international sectors respectively. More than 300,000 seats are available on this sale.
The Rs 749 base fare is applicable for one-way travel tickets on routes like New Delhi to Amritsar, Ahmedabad to Mumbai. The airliner has listed Chennai to Colombo at Rs 3,999 “all-in among others”. Travel industry sources say that IndiGo followed the discount offerings by SpiceJet.
Travel industry insider expect other carriers also to follow the discount offers.
“The Diwali sale by Spicejet and IndiGo announced today has brought cheer to travellers. This plays out very well as people can plan their summer vacations and the long weekends next year taking advantage of the super fares. We anticipate a further increase over the next two days as the promotion gathers momentum,” said Dhall.
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