SpiceJet (Credit: Reuters)
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India's second largest domestic airline, SpiceJet on Monday announced its new fare scheme.

As per the new scheme, tickets will be available from ₹499 per head with a travel validity period between 16 January and 24 October 2015.

Passengers have been given only three days time to book the tickets, effective from Monday (1 September) till Wednesday, which is applicable on all direct, via and connecting flights on SpiceJet's domestic network, the airline said in a press release.

The company added that this offer includes one way fares and fuel surcharge excluding statutory tax and fees.

"While the number of travellers opting for air travel during holidays has increased over the years, with the introduction of Early Bird sale, this number will only grow further. This early bird sale will encourage customers to make their holiday plans well in advance and save on travel costs at the same time," NDTV quoted Kaneswaran Avili, Chief Commercial Officer, of SpiceJet in a press statement.

"This will also allow an average Indian customer to plan for more than the typical one holiday during the year at never before rates," Avili added.

Last week, SpiceJet also announced a similar scheme offering tickets starting at ₹1,888 across its domestic destinations.

The low fare airline controlled by billionaire Kalanithi Maran operates more than 330 daily flights to 48 destinations, which includes 41 Indian cities and 7 international destinations.

Air India too wooed its customers on Wednesday by offering tickets at ₹100, but its website crashed on the first day of the offer with a message on the official website reading – "Service Unavailable" and "System Busy" message.

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