The Telegraph
Monday , September 1 , 2014
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SpiceJet offers Rs 499 fare on domestic network

Mumbai, Sep 1 (PTI): SpiceJet, India’s second- largest airline by market share, on Monday launched another limited period special fare scheme offering customers ticket prices as low as Rs 499 on its domestic network.

Bookings for this three-day ‘Early Bird’ offer opened from Monday. The travel validity period is between January 16 and October 24, 2015, SpiceJet said in a release here.

The one-way fares include fuel surcharge but exclude applicable statutory taxes and fees. On Monday a Mumbai-Delhi ticket on Spicejet for an adult was going for Rs 11,108 which includes statutory taxes, fuel surcharge and fees. The base fare was Rs 9,549.

Kaneswaran Avili, Chief Commercial Officer, SpiceJet, said this sale will allow customers to enjoy low fares by planning their journey and holidays in advance.

The sale offer is applicable on all direct, via and connecting flights on SpiceJet's domestic network. The airline operates more than 340 daily flights to 49 destinations- 41 Indian and eight international cities.

”While the number of travellers opting for air travel during holidays has increased over the years, with the introduction of Early Bird sale, this number will only grow further,” Avili said.

”This will also allow an average Indian customer to plan for more than the typical one holiday during the year at never before rates,” Avili said.

Last week, the Kalanithi Maran-promoted budget airline had announced a similar discounted scheme offering passengers fares starting at Rs 1,888 across its domestic destinations. The offer was a limited discount on booking till August 27 valid for travel between September 25 to January 15, 2015.