- IndiGo offers tickets from Rs 999 on flights from Delhi to Jaipur
- Airlines in domestic civil aviation market facing still competition
- Air passenger traffic grew over 17% during January-November
A search on the IndiGo bookings portal showed flight tickets on the Delhi-Jaipur route were available at Rs 999 on some days in January 2018. Some other starting fares offered by IndiGo included Rs 1,130 on flights from Agartala to Guwahati, Rs 1,148 on flights from Chennai to Coimbatore, and Rs 1,178 on those hailing out of Agartala to Kolkata, according to the IndiGo portal.
Many airlines operating in the domestic market offer discounts around the New Year holiday season to attract passengers during a period marked with high demand, say analysts. Registering double-digit growth rates for more than two years, India's domestic aviation market is one of the fastest growing in the world.
Domestic airlines carried 1,059.34 lakh passengers in the first 11 months of the calendar year 2017 (January-November 2017) as against 903.36 lakh in the corresponding period the previous year - registering a growth of 17.27 , data from aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) showed.