Airfares crash as festive fever takes off
Air fares usually climb during festive seasons, but a flurry of flash sales have made air tickets considerably cheaper this month as compared to the same period in September, according to a study of fare differences across 24 domestic routes.
The report by travel portal Ixigo.com found the average airfare between October 1 and 15 was 18% cheaper than for the same period last month.
For instance, a MumbaiChennai economy class oneway fare in October was Rs3,281 as compared to Rs4,249 in September.
Similarly, a MumbaiAhmedabad journey was 14% cheaper this month. The study also found flight bookings this month increased by 40%.
Airfare for IndiGo started as low as Rs834, which is at par with sleeper class of some of the long-distance trains.