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Air fares fall by 30% since last March

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 09:54

Zeebiz Bureau

Mumbai: Airliners are set to woo customers in a bid to revive sales. Customers can now expect as much as 30 percent fall in ticket charges, down from last year, on national routes.

Though April is considered a slow month for air travel, on a weekend, a one-way fare from Mumbai to Delhi is priced at Rs 4,600, while the return ticket will cost Rs 4,300. Mumbai to Kolkata can cost as much as Rs 4,700 for the month of April while flying to Hyderabad will cost between Rs 2,800 and Rs 3,000

With summer holiday season approaching, Air India has launched a 60-day advance ticket purchase scheme for vacation travellers with prices close to air-conditioned train fares.

The advance purchase fare (Apex) scheme targets vacation travellers in the upcoming summer holiday season luring them from train to air travel and is also an attempt to strengthen the national carrier's foothold in the leisure travel market, an Air India spokesperson said.

The advance purchase fare tickets are available for sale on various routes operated by Air India for travel commencing 60 days and beyond.

The national carrier has priced the tickets closely with AC train fares.

With PTI Inputs

First Published: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 09:54
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