It is raining discounts for domestic air travellers. Over a month after SpiceJet dropped its fare to one rupee in a three day sale offer its rivals and the two largest airlines IndiGo and Jet Airways have slashed fares by upto 30-50% on domestic routes.
Both the airlines have introduced low fares despite caution from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation last month on dropping fares.
On Tuesday, Jet Airways announced it was selling 20 lakh seats across its 450 daily flights at discounted price varying from Rs 2250 - Rs 3,800 depending on the sector distance. The discount offer was available for bookings till February 24 and valid for travel till December end, the airline informed the agents. SpiceJet had a standard Rs 2,013 fare on all its routes irrespective of distance between destinations.
IndiGo did not release sale offer details to agents but the airline too is selling tickets on select flights at discounted price which is 30-40% cheaper than normal fare. The airline has not made announcement on validity of its offer.