With AAP’s victory in Delhi elections, now it seems that the concerns and issues of the ‘Aam Aadmi’ are being taken care of not only under political/governmental schemes but also in the aviation industry!
If your parents have always been giving the excuse of expensive air fares and prefer the option of chugging along in trains for coming to meet you in another city, you can now give them the news that SpiceJet’s latest-announced-fares are lower than even train fares for travel from July 1 to October 24, 2015.
While there is a tiff related to air fare going on in the domestic airline industry, SpiceJet is offering the lowest fare ever in the aviation business – Rupees 599 for one-way air tickets for domestic flights and Rupees 3499 onwards for international flights.
Four lakh seats are on sale out of which 1 lakh are being offered for only Rupees 599 each. The international flight fares however are not applicable for Colombo, Kabul as well as Dubai-Ahmedabad-Dubai sectors.
This is not the first time SpiceJet is coming up with discount offers, it has been doing the same since last year, where earlier it offered a special fare of Rupees 1899 and last month it came up with 5 lakh tickets for a three-day sale. SpiceJet also made use of the approaching Valentine’s day as even on February 3, it came up with a Valentine’s Day offer of domestic air fares starting at only Rupees 1599 from February 15th to April 15th. All these discount offers have been done with regards to the on-going process of change in management control for the budget carrier and also in a bid to raise some cash and also re-instill the confidence of people in its airline service, especially as the airline is witnessing an ownership change with co-founder Ajay Singh coming back in the scene again.
Whether you are travelling from Hyderabad to Vijayawada, Delhi to Dehradun, Guwahati to Kolkata or Bangalore to Hyderabad or even Ahmedabad to Mumbai, it will only cost you Rs. 599 per person for one-way travel. Even an international travel from Delhi-Kathmandu or some other foreign routes will cost as less as an all-inclusive fare of Rs. 3,499!
According to the Chief Commercial Officer, SpiceJet Ltd., Kaneswaran Avili, “Fares for this offer are lower than AC train fares on many routes, and cheaper than non-AC sleeper class trains on several routes. And this time we are including most of our international flights in this offer too.” He added that the airline authority is thrilled to make air travel more affordable and accessible for more Indians than ever before.
These discount offers on air fares that even other airline companies like Jet Airways, Indigo, GoAir and AirAsia India (only Rs. 699) have tried are also because January-March and July-September quarters are considered as lean seasons in domestic travel and what better reason could there be to travel in these months with less crowd, easy booking and cheaper rates!
However, with so many bookings taking place now, many users who have tried to access the SpiceJet website for travel bookings have only come across a ‘Sorry’ page waiting for them and it stayed like that for long hours.
But, to avoid having empty seats, the airline has come up with such marginal costs and attractive rates to being “incremental revenue for the airline that flows directly to the bottom line.” It has also introduced better metro connectivity, single day return options, improved timings and will even boost better non-metro connections. The summer schedule for the airline starting March 29 onwards will see even more strengthened network and schedule.
Even Cleartrip likened these offers by SpiceJet to customer gains, admitting that, “there has always existed an opportunity to increase the advance purchase and make the booking curve healthier. The customer benefits with these attractive fares.”
So book now as booking option under this latest offer by SpiceJet is only available from February 11th to February 13th midnight. Hurry!