AirAsia India offers lowered advance fares

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015,21:56 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | No-frills carrier AirAsia India has lowered its advance fares, offering its customers one-way ticket prices at as low as Rs 699 with a travel validity period lasting up to March next year. The bookings under the three-day limited period offer commenced yesterday and are applicable to travel between August 3 and March 26, 2016, according to the airline’s website.
As per advance purchase promotional offer, a Bengaluru- Kochi one-way journey is priced at Rs 899, a Bengaluru-Goa ticket is priced from Rs 1,099 while Bengaluru-Pune at Rs 1,499. Bengaluru-Jaipur and Bengaluru-Chandigarh tickets are offered from Rs 1,999. Recently, the airline’s Chief Executive Mittu Chandilya had said that a low-cost airline’s ticket pricing should be low.
Prices (in the budget carrier segment) have become very sporadic, at times high, at times low, he had said. Some of the domestic no-frills airlines jack up their ticket prices during the peak demand season to the extent of a full-service carrier.
AirAsia India is a three-way joint venture between Malaysian budget airline AirAsia, Tata Sons and Telestra Tradeplace, with AirAsia holding majority 49 per cent stake in the carrier. The airline carried 3.28 lakh passenger in the first seven months of its operations (June 2014-December 2014) with a market share of 0.5 per cent.