Air fares have started to dip as domestic carriers have started a fare war to lure travellers in the lean season for the next three months. Air India, SpiceJet, and Indigo have come out with discounts on select domestic routes. The offer fares range from 960 to 2,500 for most of the popular routes like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Kochi, and Thiruvananthapuram.
Though the offers are for limited seats, the discounts announced one after the other has led to lowering of air fare on most of the routes.
From Chennai, flying to Bengaluru has become cheaper, if booked in advance, than travelling by train on higher class because the three airlines is offering discounted fares of 399, 970 and 1,199. The low-fare offers, some of them excluding taxes, have led to a general dip in fares. Fares for travel on days in mid-August to last week of the month hover in the range of 2,300-4,000 to Mumbai; 1,800-4,000 to Hyderabad; and 976-2,500 to Bengaluru. Fares to Coimbatore, Kochi, and Thiruvananthapuram start from 1,500 to 1,800. Trumaine Johnson Jersey