Owing to the reduced passenger traffic, popular low-cost carrier (LCC), IndiGo has decided to slash its air ticket prices for three days by offering a discount of 50 per cent on their base fares. Renowned as the biggest passenger airline in terms of market share in the Indian domestic aviation sector, IndiGo has reduced the rate of its ticket prices on advanced purchases for 30 to 60 day period. Given to the reduction in fares offered, online IndiGo ticket booking is believed to increase during this three-day period.
Though, tickets available on the discounted price are limited but this offer would be applicable for travelling till April 15, 2014 with the sale of tickets closing on 23rd January. The offer is available for destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Chandigarh, Chennai, Port Blair, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur and Bengaluru. However, it is to be noted that the seasonal discounts are not applicable on international trips. Also, there are conditions that all the applicable taxes and fees have to be paid by the customer separately.
According to sources from the industry, the discounts were offered with respect to the anticipated target based on research. The purpose was to increase the utilisation keeping the load factor in mind. Apart from this factor, it was done to pull passenger traffic to opt for their flights. IndiGo flight, which is known to provide a punctual service, would like to boast of a healthy passenger influx during the off-season as well. For further information about the offer and to check the specific rates for different sectors, travellers can go through any of the popular travel portals. Other airlines in the domestic sector are also offering similar discounts to boost up air traffic during the lean season.