SpiceJet airlines launched yet another round of limited-period low fare offers on Wednesday to fill its seats for travel between July and September. Air travel usually slumps at that time.
In the new scheme fares start from as low as Rs. 1,899 and Rs. 1,999 targeted for travel to some Tier-II destinations and eastern cities like Agartala, Bagdogra, Guwahati and Kolkata.
Tickets can be booked from April 30th to May 2nd for travel between July 1 and September 30.
Since January Spicejet's budget carrier has initiated several rounds of fare wars forcing competitors like IndiGo, Air India, Jet Airways and GoAir to join.
This is the fifth time this year that a fare war has been initiated, particularly by the no-frill carrier. A heavy response had happened for the SpiceJet's rupee one offer. But aviation regulator DGCA came down heavily on it, terming the rupee one offer as "predatory" and a "malpractice" and asking it to stop it immediately.
Sharat Dhall, head of travel portal Yatra.com, reacted to the offer and said "the low fares are aimed at travelers who have opted out of the air market as the spot fares for some of these sectors are exceedingly high".
"We are certain that this sale will increase bookings substantially, growing the air market and improving their load factors on these routes." He added.