Airlines in India are raining discounts on domestic and international flights

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  • India’s airlines including Jet Airways, IndiGo, Vistara and Air India are all reportedly offering discounted fares on domestic and international flights.
  • On Wednesday, Vistara announced a ‘24-hours-sale’ open to all passengers booking economy, premium economy and business class for domestic travel.
  • Air India says it will make certain flight services operational late night, with an all-inclusive starting fare of ₹1,000 on certain domestic flights.
  • The budget carrier IndiGo, recently announced daily non-stop flights operating from Bhopal to Hyderabad and Jabalpur to Hyderabad, with effect from 5 January, 2019. These services will operate at a starting cost of ₹1,999.
To take on growing competition and boost sales, several airlines in India including Jet Airways, IndiGo and Air India have introduced steep discounts and sales offers. Budget carriers — Jet Airways, IndiGo and Vistara — have all announced discounts on domestic and international flights.

Here are some of the deals:

Vistara

Budget carrier Vistara — a Tata Sons and Singapore airlines joint venture — has rolled out a ‘24-hours-only’ sale offer, which it says will include flights with fares starting from ₹999. The sale will be open on 12 December 2018 for travel between 27 December, 2018 to 10 April, 2019.

Air India

India’s national carrier, Air India, is offering air tickets at a starting price of ₹1,000 for several domestic routes. However, with this deal, the services will be operational late at night. These will be serviceable only on Bengaluru-Ahmedabad, Delhi-Coimbatore and Delhi-Goa routes.

Jet Airways

Meanwhile, Jet Airways has announced more flights operational across its domestic and international network from ₹2,398 onwards. But, the fares proposed by Jet Airways are applicable only on selected flight tickets for passengers travelling in economy class.

It has also cut down some other fares, with a starting price of ₹1,313, valid over a period of 12 months for several domestic flights.

IndiGo

The budget carrier IndiGo has announced discounted daily non-stop flights operating from Bhopal to Hyderabad and Jabalpur to Hyderabad, with effect from 5 January, 2019. The services will operate at a starting cost of ₹1,999.

The offers have been rolled out on the official website of the airlines.

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