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The lowest priced tickets of Rs 1,099 under the scheme were being offered on one-way flights on the Bengaluru-Kochi, Bengaluru-Goa, Hyderabad-Bengaluru and Imphal-Guwahati routes, the AirAsia website showed.
A search on the AirAsia India bookings portal - booking.airasia.com - on Monday showed seats on a flight from Kochi to Bengaluru on January 15, 2017 were being offered at Rs 1,098.
Some of the other fares under the scheme included Ranchi-Kolkata starting at Rs 1,499, Kochi-Hyderabad at Rs 1,699, Srinagar-New Delhi at Rs 1,799, Jaipur-Pune at Rs 2,699, Guwahati-Bengaluru at Rs 2,799, Goa-New Delhi at Rs 2,999 and Chandigarh-Bengaluru at Rs 3,199.
Many airlines have announced discounted fares ahead of a lean season, which starts in July through September.
Another airline SpiceJet is offering flight tickets starting at an all-inclusive Rs. 699. Bookings under SpiceJet's "Mega Monsoon Sale" - valid for travel between July 14, 2017 and March 24, 2018 - are open till July 4, 2017.
The domestic aviation market has been recording double-digit percentage growth for many months, boosted by competitive airfares.
Indian airlines ferried a record number of passengers in May. Indian airlines carried 1.01 crore passengers in May 2017 as compared to 86.69 lakh passengers in May 2016 - registering a growth of 17.36 per cent in domestic air traffic, data from aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) showed. Total number of passengers carried from January till the end of this year was at 4.65 crore, as compared to 3.96 crore in the corresponding period last year - a jump of 17.63 per cent.
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