SpiceJet launches scheme for fliers from South, East

Travel industry insiders feel that SpiceJet’s three day sale was mainly targets the South Indian market.

By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Published:April 9, 2014 1:30 am

Low-cost airline SpiceJet on Tuesday announced a three-day special discount fares are for flyers primarily from Southern India by offering fares as low as Rs 1,773 for one-way travel.

Travel for the tickets booked till April 10 would have to be completed between June 1 and July 31.

Competitors IndiGo, GoAir, Air India and Jet Airways, which have followed SpiceJet in offering discounted fares to passengers in the past, had not reacted till late Tuesday evening.

The airline’s discount offer are for travel originating from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

This is the sixth discounted ticket sale which SpiceJet has launched this calendar year and comes less than a week after it had to close another discounted ticket sale, which offered passengers the opportunity to fly for Re 1.

Travel industry insiders feel that SpiceJet’s three day sale was mainly targets the South Indian market.

“The scheme is particularly attractive for travellers who are not bound by the need to travel in the summer school holidays… all stand to gain by pushing their travel plans to post the peak summer season on account,” said Sharat Dhall, president, Yatra.Com.

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