AIRFARE

  • Airlines lure flyers with cheap new year fares, SpiceJet charges Rs 699 September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: To lure more flyers this festive and upcoming New Year travel season domestic airlines Monday launched attractive fare schemes. Budget carrier Spicejet was the first to announce its 'Early New Year' sale whereby passengers can book tickets at Rs.699 (excluding taxes and fees). The airline said that the booking...
  • SpiceJet announces 50 per cent discount on tickets till March 2015 September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another low-fare offer, SpiceJet on Thursday announced 50 per cent off on base fares on limited tickets for travel till March 2015 on sale till Saturday. The offer would allow customers to avail 50 per cent discount on available fares for travel in two phases -...
  • India world's cheapest country to fly: Report September 5, 2014

    Sydney: India tops the list of the cheapest countries in the world in which to fly, a leading Australian daily reported on Friday. Airfares to India cost just $10.36 per 100 km. It is followed by Malaysia and South Africa, which claim second and third spots respectively, ahead of Australia, The...
  • After SpiceJet, IndiGo enters fare war, lowers fares to Rs 999 September 2, 2014

    Budget carrier IndiGo on Tuesday started promotional air fares by offering discounted oneway fares starting at a low of Rs 999 (all inclusive oneway fare), a day after SpiceJet started its offer of Rs.499 oneway charge. According to IndiGo, its DelhiJapiur flight is priced at Rs.999 oneway, follwoed by Rs.1,399 SrinagarChandigarh....
  • SpiceJet offers 10 lakh tickets for travel in 2015 starting Rs 999 July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Lowfare airline SpiceJet has come up with another offer with ticket prices as low as Rs 999. The offer is open from July to July 10 for air travel between January 6, 2015 and October 24, 2015. Ten lakh tickets are up for grabs under the offer. While...
  • AirAsia India announces maiden flight from Bangalore to Goa for Rs 990 May 30, 2014

    Chennai: The muchawaited AirAsia India on Friday announced its maiden flight from Bangalore to Goa for Rs 990 starting June 12. The airline will open the bookings on Friday evening on its website, AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya said. "Our collective goal is that every Indian should have an opportunity to...
  • SpiceJet introduces another low fare offer April 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The fare war started by budget carrier SpiceJet in January that led to cuts by other domestic players remains unabated with the Kalanithi Maran promoted-airline now coming up with another low fare offer from select cities. The low fares offered by SpiceJet, which vary from city to city, are...
  • Getting up from seat before plane stops annoys most: Survey December 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The habit of getting up before a plane comes to a halt after landing at an airport, though the seat belt sign is on, annoys a majority of the flyers. Men and women flyers also found it annoying when the passenger sitting in front rudely reclined the seat...
  • IndiGo joins other airlines, hikes airfares by 25 per cent September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Domestic carrier IndiGo on Friday followed its rivals and raised airfares by 25 per cent. IndiGo joins airlines such as SpiceJet, Jet Airways and Air India who recently hiked the fares by 25 per cent citing rise in input costs. "IndiGo has revised upwards its fares, which are...
  • SpiceJet says airfares will be hiked by 30 per cent September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Air travellers will have to shell out much more for flight tickets in the coming days. Amidst the ongoing economic crisis, low-cost carrier SpiceJet has said that fares will be increased by around 30 per cent. The airline has further said that increasing airfare is of utmost importance...
  • Jet fuel prices hiked by 7 pc; airfares to zoom this festive season September 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Right ahead of the festive season this year, the aviation sector has seen a steep hike in traffic, which means people will have to shell out more for tickets. Jet fuel prices have been hiked by a steep 7 per cent taking the rates to a high of over...
  • British Airways announces 4day discount offer for business class August 13, 2013

    British Airways on Tuesday announced a fourday special offer of 15 per cent discount on its business class tickets to London and North America from across its destinations from the country to celebrate the 67th Independence Day. The offer available only on the first and club world cabins, starts from August...
  • DGCA puts a cap on the number of preferential seats to 25 pc June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Director General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) has put a cap on the number of preferential seats in an aircraft. The aviation regulator has capped the number of preferential seats through pre booking to 25 per cent. The aviation regulator has also asked the airlines to inform passengers...
  • Airlines may be able to charge extra for only 20 pc seats May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian carriers may have to limit the seats for which they can charge extra to about 1520 per cent of the total seats on each flight, with the government planning to soon issue a directive in this regard. The total seats on a twoclass singleaisle Airbus A320 or a...
  • Govt mulls putting cap on preferred seats on airlines May 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The recent 'unbundling' of some services such as seat preferences or meals on board might be helping airlines to earn a lot of ancillary revenue, but the government is considering whether it could limit the number of 'preferred seats' on sale on each flight. The government has been prompted...
  • Rahul meets Congress leaders from Union Territories May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: A meeting of Congress leaders from Union Territories convened by Rahul Gandhi on Friday saw strong pleas to make the Union Home Ministry proactive to resolve the problems faced by the areas ahead of Lok Sabha polls. The leaders from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Andaman and Nicobar islands,...
  • Jet to charge Rs 250 for additional baggage over 15 kg May 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Jet Airways group on Thursday said it has revised, with effective from May 15, the free baggage allowance to 15 kg in the economy class on all domestic routes, but has retained the cabin baggage limit at the previous level of 7 kg. The airline, in a statement, said it...
  • AirAsia offers 2 million seats for Indians at 70 pc discount April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as AirAsia's plans to launch an airline in India along with the Tata Group is yet to fructify, the Malaysian carrier has announced upto 70 per cent discount on international flights from India. The airline is offering two million seats under the scheme if booked between April 27...
  • War over airfare intensifies; will DGCA step in? February 20, 2013

    SpiceJet started it in January and now Jet and Indigo have followed the suit of slashing fares through promotional campaigns in a bid to attract more customers and tide over a seasonally slow month of March. And while the strategy has definitely got fliers excited, with the Jet Airways website...
  • 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...
  • Air India likely to join the low fare bandwagon February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: With major carriers slashing airfares following Jet Airways' offering of 20 lakh seats at Rs 2250 for travel till the yearend, Air India on Wednesday said it might join the competition to bag more air travellers. However, the government did not expect the low fares to breach the...
  • Jet Airways offers major discount on airfare February 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Joining the lowfare war triggered by budget carrier SpiceJet in January, full service carrier Jet Airways on Tuesday announced special fares as low as Rs 2,250 for a single journey across its domestic network. The airline has put 20 lakh seats on over 450 daily flights across 57 destinations...
  • SpiceJet slashes domestic airfare for limited period January 12, 2013

    New Delhi: In a move that could be followed by major Indian airlines, nofrill carrier SpiceJet on Friday slashed air fares substantially by offering a limitedperiod sale of 10 lakh seats across its domestic network for an allinclusive fare of Rs 2,013. The promotional offer, which follows similar schemes like...
  • Panel orders probe into unreasonable airfare hike December 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Charging most Indian carriers with "unreasonably" hiking airfares, a Parliamentary panel has sought a probe against them and recommended that any increase in ticket prices should be approved by aviation regulator DGCA in the future. Noting that "most of the airlines operating in the country had been overcharging...
  • ATF price hike effect; airfares may increase soon September 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Airfares are likely to rise soon with Indian carriers mulling hiking fuel surcharge on tickets following a steep increase in jet fuel prices. "We are studying the impact of a steep hike of aviation turbine fuel prices on our operational costs which are high in any case. We...
  • 'Domestic airfares may soften with fall in demand' July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday said that domestic airfares were unlikely to go down to the 2011 levels any time soon. However, it said, the fares may soften with a decline in demand. The DGCA said that higher operational cost and airport charges were responsible for...
  • DGCA warns on airfare hike, Govt won't slap ESMA May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The government moved to control airfares on Friday even as the pilots strike in Air India and Kingfisher led to several flights being cancelled. The government said that it won't slap the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) on the pilots for now after Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh...
  • Airfares should not rise: PM tells Aviation Minister May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday met Aviation Minister Ajit Singh over the ongoing strike by the Air India pilots that has crippled the national carrier. Singh reportedly told the minister that steps must be taken to ensure that airfares did not rise despite the strike. Nearly 50 pilots called...
  • Jet Airways to pay service tax dues by Monday March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: After Kingfisher it's financial trouble for Jet Airways on the ground. Jet Airways has failed to deposit service tax dues worth Rs 35 crore for February. The airline was supposed to have filed the dues latest by March 6. Jet Airways has acknolwedged the delay and has promised...
  • Budget: tax down; airfare, lab tests costly February 28, 2011

    New Delhi: A playsafe budget on Monday raised the income tax exemption limit from Rs 1.60 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh, leaving at least an extra Rs 2,000 in the hands of tax paying men across the board and made air travel, hotel accommodation and drinking in AC restaurants costlier. Finance...