Budget carrier GoAir has announced the launch of its special one-way fares starting from Rs 999 for travel between 27 January to 14 April 2016 next year. For travel between 1 July to 30 September 2015, the airline if offering tickets at Rs 1,299. The offer fare tickets can be booked from 26 to 30 June 2015.
The July-September and January-March quarters are considered lean season for the aviation industry. Consequently, airline have started offering special and discounter fares starting late May.
Jet Airways for one, put 10 lakh seats on sale at a flat 25% discount for a four-day sale for economy class travel on the airline’s domestic network. Travel under that offer was valid from June 15 to October 15 2015. SpiceJet too offered two such sale offers in May.
Other carriers too joined in the sales spree with national carrier Air India offering a limited period sale for all-inclusive fares as low as Rs 1,777 for travel on its domestic network on June 10. These tickets were valid for travel from 1 July to 30 September. Since then, private carriers including IndiGo, AirAsia and Jet Airways have announced similar low-fare offers.
Musafir Namah Bureau