Starting another round of airfare war, Jet Airways (India) has offered seven lakh cheap tickets, starting at Rs.1,777, excluding taxes, to lure passengers in this lean season.
The airline launched this seven-day offer on Saturday, and passengers could book tickets under this scheme till August 9 to travel on Jet Airways routes from August 10 onwards.
The airline has sent emails to its JetPriviledge (JP) members, urging them to avail themselves of this scheme. Even non-JP members, who might have occasionally travelled by Jet Airways, have received this offer. An airline official said this offer was for all.
As per this scheme, the airline is offering one-way economy fares at Rs.1,777 for a flight distance of less than 750 km, Rs.2,777 for a flight between 750 km and 1,000 km and Rs.3,777 for sectors that are over 1,000 km. Though fuel surcharge is included in these fares, passengers will have to pay the applicable taxes such as airport charges as well as service tax and the like. Passengers must be aware that these tickets are non-refundable, and someone wishing to change the date of travel will have to pay Rs.1,200 extra.
According to industry executives, low load factor in the monsoon months is the primary reason why Jet Airways is has made this offer to draw passengers from other airlines.
In February, Jet Airways had offered 20 lakh seats at a flat fare of Rs.2250. In January, SpiceJet had offered 10 lakh seats at Rs.2,013 per one-way ticket across its sector.