Travel period under the "freedom" sale for domestic flights will be valid from September 5. For international flights, the promotional tickets will be valid from September 15. Jet Airways, however, did not specify the number of seats available under the offer.
Commenting on the development, Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer of the airline, said, "India's Independence Day is a special occasion that is celebrated in multiple hues by Indians all around the world. This Independence Day fare sale is our way of making this day more memorable. These special travel offers are another occasion for us to give wings to the aspirations of the global traveller."
Jet Airways currently operates flights to 64 destinations, including India and overseas. The Jet Airways Group has a fleet size of 113, comprising Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s.
Extended weekends are opportune for airlines to attract flyers especially in the lean season, which begins after the summer holidays and lasts until Diwali season, analysts say.