India's airlines offer special fares for Independence Day
The offers include both for domestic and international destinations.
Dubai - Grab the exciting deals.
By Web Report
Published: Tue 15 Aug 2017, 11:15 AM
Last updated: Tue 15 Aug 2017, 4:28 PM
Indians are celebrating their country's 71st Independence Day on Tuesday and to mark the special day, many airlines have announced special fares for their passengers.
The offers include both for domestic and international destinations. Some of the airlines that announced the special fares include Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Virgin Atlantic, Vistara, Indigo and GoAir. Those who are planning to visit various destinations in India can avail of these special offers.
Let's take a look at some of the highlights of these deals.
Air India has announced a 'Freedom Sale' offer on India's Independence Day. The national carrier is offering one-way fares as low as Rs475 in some domestic flights. Discounts are also available on international flights, with tickets starting from Rs7,000. The sale will be valid from August 13 to August 20. Travellers have to choose the travel period of September 16 to November 30and January 25, 2018 to March 31, 2018 to avail of the discounts.
Ticket prices to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Muscat, Bahrain, Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam are even cheaper starting from Rs6,000 (approximately Dh344).
Travellers can book the tickets under the 'Freedom Sale' from Air India booking offices, Air India website www.airindia.in, Air India's mobile application and authorised travel agents.
The low fares, however, will be available depending on seat availability and will be given away on a first-come first-serve basis.
Jet AirwaysJet Airways announced a six-day special fare scheme to mark India's 71th Independence Day with attractive 30 per cent discount on economy class and 20 per cent off on premiere class, the airline said in a release.
Jet Airways said the discount is applicable on both one-way and return base fares. Travellers can book their tickets for 44 domestic destinations and 20 international destinations across Jet Airways' network.
Tickets purchased as part of the sale for domestic flights, will be valid for travel from September 5, 2017. For international flights, the promotional tickets will be valid from September 15, 2017.
British carrier Virgin Atlantic is offering a 30 per cent discount on return flights to the UK from three Indian cities as part of a special Independence Day sale. The sale was launched on August 10 with travel valid up to March 31, 2018. As part of the scheme, a discount of 30 per cent will be offered on return flights in economy, premium economy or upper class cabins, the airline said in a statement.
Those celebrating their birthday on August 15 will be offered upgrades subject to availability of seats, the airline said. The fares will be valid for a travel period between May 4 and June 28, 2018.
IndigoThis IndiGo offer is open for bookings till August 16 and is applicable for travel between August 26, 2017 and March 24, 2018, the airline said on its website - goindigo.in.
The offer is applicable on bookings made 15 days prior to travel. The airline did not disclose the number of seats available under the offer. This offer is subject to availability, it said, adding that the offer is applicable on all its booking networks.
GoAirGoAir is providing up to 10 per cent discount on flights with promocode - 'GOAUG10' for its customers. Booking can be made between August 13 and August 15, 2017 for travelling period up to August 18, 2018. The offer is applicable only on limited seats and valid across selective fare types. Group discount is not applicable on this offer.
VistaraVistara airline is offering a 10 per cent discount on the base fare when you book tickets via its website and the Vistara mobile app, under its 'Freedom to Fly Sale discount scheme'.
The inclusive fares start from Rs799 in economy class and Rs 2,099 in premium economy. The sale fares require minimum 15 days advance purchase and are available for travel between August 23, 2017 and April 19, 2018.
SpiceJetSpiceJet has announced a special Independence Day offer with discount up to Rs1,000 for its passengers along with complimentary priority check-in on flight bookings.The airline offers Rs500 on one-way ticket and Rs1,000 off on return flight. There is no restriction on travel dates.