- IndiGo launches cheap promotional fares for Diwali
- Could spur other rival airlines to do the same
IndiGo is now offering tickets starting Rs 834 as part of a promotional offer on select flights on domestic routes. IndiGo's offer is open till October 17 and is applicable for travel from October 30, 2016 to April 13, 2017, said a report in NDTV.
So now a Delhi-Mumbai ticket is priced at around Rs 2,030 for travel in mid-November as compared to Rs 5,600 for travel next week this month.
According to the report, IndiGo also said that the fares under this offer are non-refundable. And in case of cancellation, only statutory taxes will be refunded.
IndiGo has not disclosed the number of seats offered under this promotional offer.
IndiGo, India's largest airline by market share, is now also on a mission to protect its passenger's delicate sensibilities from wailing, noisy children. According to a report in News18 the airline said in a statement on Wednesday, "IndiGo endeavors to extend courteous and hassle free experience to all passengers (that includes both leisure and corporate travellers) who wish to fly with the airline. Keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of all passengers - row number 1 to 4 and 11 to 14 are generally kept as a 'Quiet Zone’ on IndiGo flights. These zones have been created for business travellers, who prefer to use the quiet time to do their work."
This essentially means that in case you want to be seated in the front of the plane and stretch out you weary legs and take a quiet nap well then think again! because if you are travelling with kids below 12 years with you then you will not be allowed to sit in these precious seats. So rows 1-4 and 11-14 are now 'quiet zones'.
This comes at a time when the budget airline has added 40 new flights to cater to the upcoming festive demand. A report in the Mint said that it has also started inducting updated Airbus A320neo planes into its fleet. IndiGo, which in 2011 became the first airline to order 430 of these fuel-efficient planes, has faced delivery delays as Pratt and Whitney Co. Inc. was facing engine issues. The delay became a huge cause of concern for the markets, and IndiGo's shares crashed by 19% earlier in January this year.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:36 PM IST