SpiceJet Announces Rs 511 Ticket Offer

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SpiceJet on Tuesday announced a three-day Rs 511-ticket offer to mark the 11th anniversary of the budget carrier. Tickets under the Rs 511 offer are available for domestic sectors. Passengers will need to pay additional taxes on tickets purchased under Rs 511-offer.

SpiceJet said the “anniversary sale” will remain open till midnight of May 19, 2016. The Rs 511-promotional scheme is applicable on travel period between June 15, 2016 and September 30, 2016.

The Rs 511-offer is available on domestic routes like Dehradun, Bagdogra, Udaipur, Jaipur, Goa, Port Blair and Kochi, SpiceJet said.

SpiceJet however did not disclose the number of seats on offer under the Rs 511-promotional scheme.

A search on SpiceJet’s website showed that tickets for Delhi-Jaipur route next month were priced at Rs 511 (base fare). After inclusive of other charges, the total fare came at Rs 1,129.

Delhi-Mumbai one-way economy ticket, inclusive of all charges, was going for around Rs 4,700 for next week, against Rs 3,800 in June and Rs  2,700 in July, showed a search on SpiceJet’s website.

Airlines typically announce promotional schemes for travel during the June to September period, considered a lean season in travel industry. Discount offers help airlines increase load factors during that period.

SpiceJet’s anniversary sale is also applicable on some overseas routes, with tickets from Rs 2,111 (excluding statutory taxes and fees.)

For overseas travel, SpiceJet said that the offer is applicable on Bangkok, Colombo, Dubai and Muscat routes. For international travel, the sale is applicable on travel between June 1, 2016 and July 20, 2016.

Fares under the anniversary sale are refundable with only statutory taxes will be refunded, SpiceJet said.

Meanwhile, budget carrier AirAsia India also announced 50 per cent discount on return flights till May 18, for travel between August 1 and November 30.