I thought 2013 is going to be an interesting year in terms of Indian aviation. There has been a back breaking impact of low fares on Kingfisher Airlines which wounded up last year, which allowed other airlines to bump up ticket prices. However, prices going up meant passengers numbers went down. To beat the heat of falling loads, SpiceJet went in first with a faresale of Rs. 2013 on any route in India, offering a million tickets, out of which 7 million got sold over the weekend.
Now, there is a BIGGER sale. Jet Airways announced this morning a fare sale which allowed anyone to book one of the 2 million economy seats on sale from now till February 24, for travel anytime till December 31. However, these tickets need to be booked only on jetairways.com or jetkonnect.com. This in comparison to the lean season sale of Spicejet, which was quickly countered by rival airlines. The fares are different for each sector, but I think I saw a 30-40% discount on prevailing airfare rates.
I was able to find tickets for Mumbai-Delhi, which booked on full-service Jet Airways flight for Rs. 3,300 all inclusive fares, for various dates.
The tickets book into B class fares, which are upgradable using Platinum JP vouchers.
Small tip: look for one-way tickets. Round-trip will not show the correct fares!
All the best guys, I am sure there servers are going down soon!
- The economics of Spicejet’s fare sale and justifying the regulator’s action
- Spicejet sale: Rs. 2013 a.i. for travel anywhere in India
- Indigo & GoAir matching SpiceJet sale on some routes