Airfare Sales 2021 Are Back; Have You Booked Your Flight Tickets As Yet?

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It has never been better in a while for flyers. Mid-January sales are here making the year suddenly look a little sweeter. Indigo, SpiceJet and Air Asia are among airlines that have launched sales, while ixigo.com has announced its crazy mid-month airfare sale.

Domestic Airfare Sales

On Thursday, IndiGo, announced a five-day special airfares through a domestic sale across select domestic flights on 6E network. The sale, effective from January 13, 2021 to January 17, 2021, will offer customers all-inclusive fares on domestic flights at starting at Rs. 877. The sale is valid on travel from April 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021. Change or cancellation fee of Rs. 500 will be applicable on bookings made during the sale.

Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, IndiGo said, “We are very happy to announce our first festive sale of the year till January 17, 2021, applicable across select domestic flights on the 6E network. We are hopeful to see customers booking the seats on offer, with fares starting at Rs. 877.”

Mr. Kumar added that customer confidence in air travel has strengthened over the last few months, as it is the safest mode of transport. “The advent of the vaccination has further improved the sentiment, with people looking at travelling within the country this year. This sale will help them plan domestic travel in advance and at affordable fares. This special sale further reinforces IndiGo’s commitment to provide an on-time, courteous, safe and hassle-free experience at affordable fares onboard our lean clean flying machine,” he said.

Customers booking their air tickets through HSBC Bank Credit Cards can avail an additional 5 percent cashback up to Rs. 750 on all fares with a minimum transaction of Rs. 3,000. IndusInd Bank Credit Card holders can avail 12% cashback up to Rs. 5000 on 12 months EMI on a minimum transaction of Rs. 3,000.

The additional offers on HSBC Bank Credit Cards are valid on IndiGo website and app only while additional offers on IndusInd Bank Credit Card are valid on IndiGo website only. 

Book Befikar Airfare Sale

SpiceJet was the first to offer a limited period sale making available one-way airfares starting as low as Rs. 899 ( all-inclusive) for travel on the airline’s non-stop domestic flights. The five-day sale on airfares was launched on Wednesday will be open till midnight of January 17, for travel between April 1 and September 30, 2021.

Some of popular routes available for starting sale fare of Rs 899 (all-inclusive airfare) include Jammu-Srinagar, Srinagar-Jammu, Bengaluru-Chennai, Chennai-Bengaluru, Hyderabad-Belagavi, Belagavi-Hyderabad, Ahmedabad-Jaisalmer and Jaisalmer-Ahmedabad among others.

As part of this special offer, the airline is also offering a complimentary flight voucher worth the base fare of the booked flight with a maximum value of Rs 1,000 for each passenger per flight on booking the sale fare.

The voucher, which can be used for future ticket bookings, will be issued and e-mailed to the registered e-mail ID of the customer within 48-72 hours post the end of the sale. While the flight voucher will be valid till February 28, 2021, they can be redeemed for making fresh bookings with minimum transaction amount of Rs. 5,500 for travel between April 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021. The voucher will be applicable only on domestic flight bookings made via www.spicejet.com

In the true spirit of travelling carefree, SpiceJet has also got its passengers covered in case of any change in travel plan for bookings done under the ‘Book Befikar Sale’ offer,  the airline is offering a one-time waiver of change/cancellation fee in case of booking modification/cancellation. Customers can avail the waiver for booking modified/cancelled at least 21 days prior to flight departure date. 

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Shilpa Bhatia, Chief Commercial Officer, SpiceJet, said, “This New Year brings in new hopes and newer possibilities for everyone. Like everybody else, we have made a new resolution too, to offer our passengers a worry-free and joyful travel experience. With domestic leisure travel seeing a new high, we wish to top up the domestic travel experiences with unforgettable ticket prices and many more delightful benefits. So let’s begin this New Year on a high note.”

 

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