Mumbai: A day after budget carrier SpiceJet announced fares starting at Rs 499 across its domestic network, Jet Airways has also jumped on the bandwagon rolling out Rs 500 fare for the economy class on domestic flights for a limited period.
The all-inclusive fares of the Mumbai-headquartered carrier start from Rs 500 excluding statutory taxes. Customers will be able to enjoy these discounts across all destinations on the airlines' domestic network, Jet Airways said in a release.
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Bookings under the offer, however, can be made only in two days starting Wednesday, the airline said. The scheme is for travel from January 16, 2015.
Jet further said the offer is valid for travel only on direct flights on its domestic network and does not cover group bookings.
SpiceJet, which has been rolling out heavy discounts on its ticket prices starting January this year, had on Monday claimed to have sold more one lakh tickets in a single day under its Rs 499 scheme.
Budget carrier IndiGo has also come up with a promotional scheme with fares starting from an all-inclusive Rs 999. This promotional offer is available on bookings of 90 days or more in advance of the travel date. This offer from IndiGo comes just a week after the airline had announced a promotional offer a week ago in which prices started from Rs 1,887. (Check out IndiGo's offer)
Another budget carrier Air Asia India has come up a discount offer. The airline is offering all-in fares from Rs 1,290 on different routes. This offer is applicable on bookings till September 7, 2014, and travel period between September 5, 2014 and December 11, 2014. (Check out AirAsia's offer)
AirAsia India currently operates in the Bangalore to Kochi, Chennai, and Goa sectors. From September 5, AirAsia India will start flights from Bangalore to Jaipur and Bangalore to Chandigarh. This would be the budget carrier's first push into north India.
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