India's low cost airline IndiGo is offering tickets at Rs 999 on select routes, a search on the company's booking portal on Tuesday showed. The carrier is offering cheap fares to attract more customers due to the solid demand expected this holiday season in the country.
The flight tickets from Delhi to Jaipur were available for booking from an all-inclusive fare of Rs 999, it was also offering tickets starting at Rs 1,005 on flights from Bagdogra to Guwahati, Rs 1,095 from Coimbatore to Chennai, Rs 1,112 from Jammu to Srinagar and Rs 1,120 from Chennai to Bengaluru, NDTV reported.
Indian airlines festive discounts
Many airlines in India provide hefty discounts during the festive season that typically starts from October and ends after the New Year to attract more passengers as the period is marked by high demand.
Indian airlines in a discount battle, earlier in October also rolled out attractive deals for travelling during the holiday season in their respective Diwali airfare sales. The flyers were presented with many options to choose from Air India, Jet Airways and Vistara besides low cost carriers like IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir.
Reports also suggested that last week SpiceJet launched six new additional flights anticipating a surge in demand in the upcoming Christmas and New Year holiday season. These new seasonal flights will be effective from December 22 and will continue till February 5, 2018.
Even IndiGo said it will launch new flights from December 29 to meet demand from the customers.
A robust demand during the peak season will also boost the aviation industry's profitability in the second half of fiscal year 2018, according to a rating agency Icra.
Due to the surging domestic demand in for air tickets, India is also expected to become the third largest aviation market by 2025 surpassing the United Kingdom (UK).
India is also expected to become one of the top-five fastest-growing markets in terms of annual additional passengers in 2036.