As IndiGo on Tuesday launched an all inclusive one-way fare of Rs 1,999 on select routes, budget carrier SpiceJet also extended its special monsoon fare promotion, offering tickets at same price, with a starting ticket price at Rs 1,999.
The SpiceJet offer is applicable to all domestic destinations of the airline, including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai, said a company official. The official added that bookings under the extended offer could be made from June 17 to June 19 with a travel period validity starting from July 19 and lasting up to September 30, 2014.
SpiceJet had earlier last week announced a monsoon scheme starting from Rs 1,999 for its flight from eight South Indian cities ? Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mysore and Visakhapatnam.
AirAsia India, which entered the budget segment space with its first flight to Goa from Bangalore on June 12, is now all set to launch its flight services on the second route, Bangalore-Chennai-Bangalore from coming Thursday. Besides, it has already announced the addition of Kochi to its network from July.
Following the entry of the Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia in the domestic market through its subsidiary AirAsia India, its rivals IndiGo and SpiceJet have been trying to match the low-fares with one after another promotional offers to wean away the customers to their sides.
Before rolling out the monsoon offer, SpiceJet had come out with a promotional all-inclusive ticket offer starting from Rs 2,999 for a one-way journey on domestic routes, primarily from Tier-II cities.