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Air India joins fare war, offers discounts as high as 30%

Days after budget carriers led by SpiceJet lowered ticket rates by up to 75 per cent to avail early summer season bookings, Air India joined the fare war on Wednesday offering discounts on select routes.

The national carrier announced up to 30 per cent discount on advance ticket purchases with an extended travel period on select flights on local routes as well as domestic leg of international flights.

The scheme covers 115 flights and offers approximately 30 per cent discount on the apex 30, 60 and 90 levels, Air India said in a release here.

The booking for tickets under the ‘Short Term Promotion Sale Bonanza’ will start from Thursday and would continue till 1 March. The scheme covers the travel period from March 29 to 30 September, it said.

Under the offer, one-way ticket for the Goa-Mumbai sector will cost Rs 1,586 (excluding taxes), while passengers will have to shell out Rs 3,470 (excluding taxes) for journey between Mumbai and Kolkata.

Similarly, one-way journey on the Thiruvananthapuram- Mumbai will cost as low as Rs 2,557, while the fare for a Delhi-Lucknow flight stands at Rs 1, 889.
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