IndiGo, GoAir and AirAsia India on Monday launched several flight ticket discounts scheme to attract passengers in the upcoming seasons.
- IndiGo, the largest domestic airline in terms of passengers carried said it is offering discounts on 10 lakh seats across 59 destinations in its network for all-inclusive one-way fares. Bookings of flight tickets for the four-day “festive sale” offer started on Monday for travel between 18 September 2018 and 30 March 2019.
- The airline has also offered a super cash amount or 20% refund on booking the ticket through mobile wallet provider MobiKwik.
IndiGo’s chief commercial officer William Boulter said, IndiGo’s four-day special sale reinforces its commitment of providing all its customers an on-time, courteous and problem-free experience at low fares.
- Air Asia India has offered tickets to over 120 domestic and international destinations, the airline said.
- Air Asia India’s domestic discounts are applicable on flights to destinations such as Bengaluru, New Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi, Goa, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Pune, Guwahati, Imphal, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Srinagar, Bagdogra, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Nagpur, Indore, Surat, Amritsar and Chennai, while discounts on its international routes include flights to Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Krabi, Sydney, Auckland, Melbourne, Singapore, Bali.
Bookings of flight tickets for the eight-day “big sale” begun on 2 September for travel between 19 February and 26 November 2019.
GoAir is offering tickets across its domestic network for a travel period from 3 September to 31 March 2019. Bookings for the 3 – day sale starts on 3 September, the airline said.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 290 airlines accounting for 82% of global air traffic, had in June slashed its forecast for industry profits, including in India, in calendar year 2018 on rising fuel and labour costs and higher interest rates.
IATA expects global airlines to achieve a collective net profit of $33.8 billion in 2018, a 12% downward revision from the December 2017 forecast of $38.4 billion.