AirAsia India has announced a festive sale scheme, offering tickets as low as Rs 1,590 (all-inclusive). Bookings for this AirAsia scheme – applicable on travel between October 20, 2015 and February 29, 2016 – are open till November 1.
Under this offer, tickets for the Bengaluru-Kochi and Bengaluru-Goa routes are priced from Rs 1,590 while Bengaluru-Pune from Rs 1,990. Tickets for the Delhi-Bengaluru route start from Rs 4,290.
Among other routes covered under the scheme, New Delhi-Goa is priced from Rs 3,990, while Guwahati-Imphal and New Delhi-Guwahati fares start from Rs 1,690.
In a separate promotional scheme, budget carrier AirAsia India is also offering fares as low as Rs 1,299 (all-inclusive) on tickets for travel next year. This offer is applicable on travel between March 1, 2016 and October, 29, 2016. This Rs 1,299 offer is open till October 25, 2015.
October-November is typically the peak flying period due to the festive season.
To cash in on the passenger demand, SpiceJet recently announced the launch mid-night or “red-eye” flight services, which are typically cheaper than day-time flights. A “red-eye” flight departs late at night and arrives early morning. Because of their low fares, these flights are quite popular abroad, especially in the US and Europe.
Jet Airways and IndiGo also offer red-eye flight services.
Passenger traffic growth this year has shown strong growth as airlines have announced promotional schemes to lure travelers. Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-August 2015 were 523 lakh – a growth of 21 per cent as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.