It's raining discounts. Budget carrier AirAsia India has introduced a promotional offer under which all-in fares start as low as Rs 438.
AirAsia's special offer is valid on bookings made till August 9 and for travel between August 11, 2014 and January 29, 2015.
Under this offer, tickets on Chennai-to-Bangalore flights start from Rs 438. Fares from Bangalore to Chennai, Goa and Kochi range onwards of Rs 635. On Kochi to Bangalore and Goa to Bangalore routes, fares start from Rs 990.
From September 5, AirAsia India will start flights from Bangalore to Jaipur and Bangalore to Chandigarh. This would be the budget carrier's first push into north India. Currently, it operates flights on Kochi-Bangalore-Chennai-Goa routes.
On the Bangalore-Jaipur and Bangalore-Chandigarh routes, tickets start from an all-in Rs. 3,999 under another promotional offer.
Mittu Chandilya, CEO of AirAsia India, in a recent tweet said that the airline has not yet finanlised the next route expansion.
"Excited about Chandigarh and Jaipur. Not done yet-off finalizing next set of destinations," he tweeted.
AirAsia India, a three-way venture between Malaysia-based AirAsia Berhad, Tata Group and investment firm Telestra Tradeplace, had launched its debut flight on June 12.
Meanwhile, other Indian carriers have also come up with promotional offers. Jet Airways is offering up to 50 per cent discount on base fare and fuel surcharges on flights within India, under a special promotional offer. The fares under this offer start from Rs 2,044. Under this offer, tickets must be purchased on or before August 10, 2014 and travel date should be on or after September 5, 2014. It is valid on economy class on flights operated by Jet Airways and JetKonnect.
Earlier, domestic budget carriers SpiceJet, Indigo and GoAir had rolled out another sale offer with fares starting from Rs 1,699 for a limited period on domestic routes.
(With agency inputs)