Airlines such as SpiceJet and GoAir have recently announced discounts on bookings and introduced flights on new routes. The announcements from the airlines come at a time the suspension of flight operations by rival Jet Airways has led to additional demand in the country's civil aviation market. According to data from aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation), domestic airlines carried 464.47 lakh passengers in the first four months of 2019, up 2.5 per cent compared to 453.03 lakh in the corresponding period a year ago,
Here are key things to know about the announcements made by SpiceJet and GoAir:
SpiceJet has announced additional flights on Patna-Kolkata, Mumbai-Kanpur and Mumbai-Patna routes. The new services will begin from May 30 and will be operational daily, according to the private carrier. The airline will deploy its Boeing 737 NG aircraft on all these routes. Bookings for the flights are available on SpiceJet's website, mobile app and through online travel portals and travel agents. Earlier this month, SpiceJet announced a daily direct flight on Mumbai-Jeddah-Mumbai sector and six new flights connecting Mumbai.
GoAir is offering flight tickets at a starting all-inclusive price of Rs. 899 in a sale valid till May 29, the airline said on Twitter. Under sale, bookings can be made for travel from June 15 to December 31, according to the airline's website. In a separate offer, GoAir is offering domestic flight tickets at a starting price of Rs. 1,375. Bookings under the sale - valid for travel till December 15, 2019 - can be made till May 30.
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