SpiceJet offers fresh discounts, forces IndiGo, GoAir into new fare war
This is the third time in the year that SpiceJet has given discounts under its advance purchase offer, a move which like its predecessors has led to price war of sorts with other airlines (no-frills) following the discounted summer fares.
“Under this offer, customers can get up to 75% discount on base fare plus fuel surcharge relative to last minute bookings (bookings that are made within seven days of travel). A Delhi-Goa fare that otherwise sells for Rs 11,148 all-in for last minute purchase, can be bought for as little as Rs 3,737 all-in under this offer,” said a SpiceJet release.
Travel agents say the latest move by SpiceJet has forced other no-frills or low-cost carriers like IndiGo and GoAir to come up with similar offers.
“SpiceJet and Indigo are providing discounts on their summer fares. SpiceJet has launched a three-day sale with discounts ranging from 35% to 75% on current fares,” said Sharat Dhall, president of travel portal Yatra.com.
An IndiGo spokesperson said the airline is offering attractive discounts on bookings made till February 26 for travels between April 1 and June 30. However, the airline hasn’t mentioned the percentage of discounts its shelling out for its customers.
Go Air also announced similar discount