AIR FARE

  • Government may cap economy air fares at Rs 20,000 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Government is considering to cap economy air fares at Rs 20,000 to check airlines from charging "exorbitant" fares or unleashing predatory pricing, affecting their own financial health. The proposal comes in the backdrop of SpiceJet episode, which had come out with a series of low-fare offers throughout the...
  • Angry SpiceJet passengers lose their cool December 18, 2014

    Angry SpiceJet passengers lose their cool after waiting since 4 AM on Wednesday. All SpiceJet flights remained grounded for the first half of the day. "It is very irritating. They are not giving us any alternative," said a passenger. ...
  • India's domestic air traffic grew over 26 per cent in September November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India's domestic air traffic grew at a record pace of over 26 per cent in September compared to the same month last year with low air fares stimulating the travel demand, IATA said on Tuesday. Indian traffic "spiked 26.3 per cent in September compared to a year ago",...
  • Air Costa to start Chennai-Jaipur service, cut winter flights October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Regional carrier Air Costa on Tuesday said it will launch a direct daily flight between Chennai and Jaipur from Sunday even as it has reduced capacity by 10 per cent during the winter schedule owing to several reasons. The Vijayawada-based airline also said it will offer a special Diwali discount...
  • More people taking the air route, thanks to low priced tickets: report September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Lowpriced air tickets offered by various Indian airlines seem to have had an effect, with the number of passengers flown by them in August growing by over 8.3 per cent compared to July this year, official data showed on Tuesday. The latest figures showed the number of domestic passengers...
  • Tigerair announces Rs 5,999 oneway special fare for Singapore June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Singapore Airlines' budget arm Tigerair on Monday announced oneway allinclusive special fares for Singaporebound passengers, starting from Rs 5,999 from its six destinations in the country. The bookings under these special fares can be made within seven days starting from Monday with a travel validity period between July 7 to...
  • AirAsia effect: Indigo slashes air fares for BangaloreGoa route May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With the new lowcost airline AirAsia India entering the market, Indigo airlines has also slashed air fares on the BangaloreGoa route. Indigo is offering tickets on this route for Re 1 plus taxes. The move came after the new lowcost airline AirAsia announced ticket price for its maiden BangaloreGoa flight...
  • Ahead of Holi, SpiceJet, IndiGo slash air fare March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Low-cost carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo on Tuesday kicked off yet another around of price war in the aviation sector - the fourth in two-and-a-half months - offering massive discounts on advance booking under 'Super Holi Sales' scheme. While SpiceJet confirmed the offer, wherein it is selling tickets as low as...
  • Air India enters price warfare, slashes air fare February 26, 2014

    Air India Wednesday joined the price war, launching a short-term sales promotion scheme. According to Air India, the tickets under the scheme can be booked from February 27 to March 1 for travel between March 29 and Sep 30, 2014. "The scheme covers 115 flights and offers approximately 30 percent discount on...
  • After SpiceJet, other airlines too slash ticket fares by up to 70 pc February 24, 2014

    Low-cost carrier SpiceJet on Monday triggered a third round of fare war by cutting ticket prices by a massive 75 per cent, a move which was soon followed by its rivals GoAir and IndiGo. This is the third time in last one month that the Kalanithi Maran-promoted carrier has doled out...
  • Air fares may see 10-15 per cent hike September 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Air fares are likely to increase by 10-15 per cent from current levels in the immediate future following a steep hike in jet fuel prices, according to travel industry players. "Fare hike is imminent. The only question is who takes the lead. I would expect a 10-15 per cent increase...
  • Jet launches weeklong sale of lowfare domestic tickets August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking on competition from nofrill carriers, Jet Airways on Saturday launched a weeklong sale of seven lakh lowfare domestic air tickets to attract air travellers who could use them to fly from August 10 onwards. The oneway economy fares would be Rs 1,777, Rs 2,777 and Rs 3,777 for...
  • War over low airfare intensifies, AI jumps into the fray February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The war over air fares has intensified with all Indian airlines competing with each other to offer low ticket prices, as Air India also jumped into the fray. A day after Jet Airways offered 20 lakh seats at Rs 2,250 for travel till the yearend and all nofrill...
  • Kingfisher crisis pushing up airfares: CCI December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Suspension of flights by crisishit Kingfisher Airlines may be a possible reason for soaring airfares, although there is no evidence as yet of any price cartelisation among the carriers, fair trade regulator Competition Commission has said. "If there was indeed a cartel, which is formed to make disproportionately...
  • No leave from work, high airfares hit Indian holidayers December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: No leave from work, high airfares and persistent inflation were the biggest impediments this year for Indians planning a trip abroad which witnessed a 14 per cent drop from last year, a study has found. However, the number of domestic holidayers remained stable in comparison to last year...
  • NE exodus: Air fares to Kolkata, Guwahati up August 19, 2012

    Bangalore: Increased airfares have forced several northeasterners to stay back in the city as tickets to Kolkata, Guwahati and even Bhubaneshwar from Bangalore have shot up. Kala, who owns a travel agency in the city, said that she has seen an increase in the number of enquiries coming in for flights...
  • No alarming trend in air fare hike, says DGCA July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Air fares have shot up in the past fortnight mainly on account of crisis in Kingfisher Airlines but the aviation regulator DGCA on Monday said the hike did not indicate any "alarming trend". Following the reports, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) studied the recent pricing trends and...
  • Keep air fares within fare band, DGCA tells airlines July 16, 2012

    The air fares of flights to and from Delhi have gone up because of increased user development fee and service tax. ...
  • DGCA steps in, domestic air fares may see a drop June 19, 2012

    New Delhi: India's civil aviation regulator on Monday directed all domestic airlines to check the exponential rises in air fares, even as demand declined in May by 0.87 per cent and stood at 54.48 lakh passengers. According to the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the airlines were also directed to...
  • 'Taxes make airfares 200300 pc higher than China' June 11, 2012

    Beijing: Air fares in India were about 300 per cent higher than those in China and some other countries because of high tax rates, Jet Airways chief Naresh Goyal said on Sunday, asserting that the aviation industry could not grow with such taxation. "The Indian (aviation) industry can't grow with the...
  • DGCA warns airlines against fare hike by 20 pc May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued an order against air fare hike by 20 per cent, warning airlines against such a move. The aviation watchdog said that the cost of operation of scheduled airlines have not undergone any major changes in the past two months. Directing scheduled...
  • Air fares go through the roof this winter November 18, 2010

    New Delhi: If you are looking to fly on short notice this season, get ready to cough up twice the normal amount as there is an unusual increase in air traffic this winter. Ticket prices are going through the roof especially on the metro routes this winter season. A DelhiMumbai one...
  • Air fare, freight charges may go up next week March 4, 2010

    New Delhi: After UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's stamp of approval to fuel price hike and service tax in the Union Budget 2010 here on Thursday, air fare and freight charges are likely to go up by next week. The airline CEOs say they cannot absorb the service tax levied in...
  • Jet Airways announces discounts for women February 28, 2010

    New Delhi: India's largest private airline Jet Airways has introduced special fares and benefits for women travellers, flying in the month of March, to mark the International Women's Day. Effective from March 1 to March 10, Jet Airways would be giving 10 per cent discount on the base domestic fare and...
  • Jet Airways, Kingfisher hike air fares; AI to follow soon June 17, 2009

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Air travellers will have to shell out more for their tickets from Wednesday with Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and their nofrill subsidiaries hiking fuel surcharge by Rs 400 each on all domestic sectors and Air India indicating it will soon follow suit. The rise in fuel surcharge came in...
  • On cloud 9: Air India introduces cheaper air fares April 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Airline companies have come up with attractive fares this summer. Air India has introduced up to 50 per cent cheaper fares. Low cost airline Spice Jet has also launched a special return fare. Air India's special summer fares are half the price of normal fares. Available on 35 routes...
  • DGCA slams airlines, pushes for fair pricing February 13, 2009

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has come down heavily on airlines, asking them to clearly show the split in air fares in their tickets. They say they will come out with directives on transparency in pricing. After Network 18 first reported that airliners had simultaneously abolished lower...
  • Two watchdogs snap at airlines for raising fares February 12, 2009

    New Delhi: The antitrust body and the aviation regulator on Thursday questioned domestic airlines' decision to hike fares at a same time and warned them against "cartelisation". The Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (MRTPC) ordered a probe on airlines for hiking fares. The MRTPC's investigative arm, the DirectorGeneral of Investigation and...
  • Flying high: Jet brings back cheaper air fares February 11, 2009

    New Delhi: A day after Network 18 reported how major airlines had abolished cheap air fares, the Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel told CNNIBN he would take strict action against the airlines if he found any cartelisation. "I do not approve and I'm not happy with all the airlines...
  • Air fares skyrocket again, no cheap tickets February 11, 2009

    New Delhi: The good times didn't last long. Airlines have done away with cheaper tickets on all domestic routes and classes. The new prices came into effect on February 7. The basic fare for full service airlines like Jet Airways, Kingfisher and Air India are up by Rs...