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Jet Airways launches special low fares to beat lean season

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016,16:08 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | Special low airfares are pouring in ahead of the monsoon season with another domestic carrier rolling out cheaper air tickets to woo fliers during the lean travel season.

The latest to come out with low fares scheme is Jet Airways, which today offered fliers a 20 per cent discount on both business and economy class base fares for a limited period on its domestic network.

The promotional fare will be applicable on tickets booked between June 2-6 for travel between June 25 and September 30, the airline said in a release. Two quarters of the year –July and January — are considered lean seasons in terms of travel demand during which airlines offer low ticket prices to fill the empty seats in their aircraft.

The five-day #GetMore offer will allow flyers to avail substantial savings of up to 20 per cent on base fares. It will be valid on all direct flights across Jet Airways’ extensive domestic network, the release said.

Jet Airways offer comes after other domestic carriers –Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir and AirAsia India — announced similar sachems to customers recently.

According to a recent airfare analysis by online travel portal MakeMyTrip, there has been a drop in airfares of up to 35 per cent on domestic and 16 per cent on international routes year-on-year during April-June quarter of the current year compared with the same period of 2015.