IndiGo's Rs 999 offer is applicable on the Delhi-Jaipur route, according to the airline's website
Amid high competition in the Indian skies, IndiGo
is offering tickets starting at Rs 999 on select flights. According to the airline's website - goindigo.in, IndiGo is offering all-inclusive tickets at a starting price of Rs 999 on flights from Delhi to Jaipur. Some other starting fares (inclusive of taxes) include Rs 1,005 for flights from Bagdogra to Guwahati
, Rs 1,112 for Jammu to Srinagar, Rs 1,120 for Chennai to Bengaluru and Rs 1,131 for those hailing out of Agartala to Guwahati, according to the IndiGo bookings portal.(IndiGo tickets on flights from Delhi to Jaipur were available from Rs 999, according to its website)
A search on the IndiGo portal on Monday showed tickets for flights from Delhi to Jaipur early January were available for booking from Rs 999.(IndiGo offered tickets starting at Rs 999 on flights from Delhi to Jaipur, according to its website)(IndiGo flight offers: The ticket price of Rs 999 included GST of Rs 40, according to the IndiGo bookings portal)
Also, tickets for flights from Bagdogra to Guwahati in January were available at Rs 1,005.(IndiGo flight offers: Tickets for flights from Bagdogra to Guwahati in January were available for bookings from Rs 1,005)(IndiGo was offering tickets starting at Rs 1,005 on flights from Bagdogra to Guwahati, according to its flight ticket booking portal)
Airlines operating in the domestic market offer discounts around the holiday season to attract passengers during a period marked with high demand, say analysts.
According to rating agency Icra, domestic passenger traffic growth moderated to 16.3 per cent in the first half of financial year 2018, after having grown at above 20 per cent over the last two years. Though the aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices remained higher during the first half on a year-on-year basis, the ability of the airlines to pass-on the same supported the profitability of the industry during H1 FY2018, Icra noted.
Going forward, strong demand during the peak season is expected to support the industry profitability in the second half of FY2018, the domestic credit ratings agency added.
Domestic airlines carried 954.45 lakh passengers in the first 10 months of 2017 (January-October), as against 813.70 lakh in the corresponding period of the previous year, registering a growth of 17.30 per cent, according to data from aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation).