Wednesday, July 10, 2013

IndiGo steps up price war, slashes fares by over 50 per cent

New Delhi: Stepping up the price war, leading low-cost carrier IndiGo has slashed fares by over 50 per cent for tickets bought, at least, 90 days in advance for flights between Delhi and cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Bhubaneshwar and Patna.
The fares range between Rs 3,171 and Rs 4,376 for a one-way flight from Delhi to these destinations. The carrier has even cut its 90-day advance booking fares by over 60 per cent on the Delhi-Lucknow, Delhi-Ahmedabad, Delhi-Srinagar, Delhi-Jammu and Delhi-Indore routes bringing down the fares to the Rs  2,107-Rs  2,750 range.
Interestingly, the low fares offered by IndiGo are for travel beyond October 7, traditionally the beginning of the peak season for carriers, when fares generally go up as demand picks up after the July-September lean season.
10/07/13 Sanjay Singh/Business Today