Thursday, February 21, 2013

All’s fare: Air India follows ‘Jet’ trail of discounts


New Delhi: The war of discounts for a bigger chunk of Indian sky being waged by airlines since Tuesday intensified on Wednesday with national carrier Air India also joining private airlines in offering an unprecedented number of discounts on airfares.
According to information available on various travel websites, the discounts offered by Air India on one-way tickets in the economy class were higher than those offered by private airliners on many sectors.
For example, an economy class one-way ticket offered by Air India on the Delhi-Mumbai route for mid-April was priced at Rs 3,201, which was the lowest fare in comparison to other airlines. Air India’s fares on the Delhi-Chennai, Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Hyderabad sectors were also lower than that offered by private carriers.
20/02/13 Deccan Herald