Air India
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State-owned airline Air India has announced discount sale with fares as low as ₹1,777 for domestic destinations, in line with other private airlines that have rolled out similar discount offers to rev up demand during the lean season.

To avail the monsoon offer, customers need to book tickets between 10 June and 12 June.

The offer will be valid for travel between 1 July to 30 September, 2015, covering 66 destinations in Air India's domestic network.

Last week, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo and AirAsia India launched similar offers to improve passenger traffic during the July-September lean season. 

Domestic airlines witnessed a 21 percent growth in passenger traffic to 251.05 lakh during January-April 2015, compared to 207 lakh in the same period last year, NDTV Profit reported.

Budget airline SpiceJet last Tuesday announced the launch of its discount sale, with one-way fares starting at ₹1,299.

The three-day sale was offered to celebrate SpiceJet's completion of a decade in the aviation industry and its return to profitability in the January-March quarter. The sale began on 2 June and ended on 4 June for travel between 20 June and 31 July, 2015.

Debt-ridden budget carrier SpiceJet posted profit for the first time in seven quarters, earning a profit of ₹22.5 crore in the March quarter.