Major airline companies have decided to introduce promotion fares for international flights taking off from India with 30-50 percent discount. According to reports, India's leading carrier, Jet Airways has slashed international fares by 30 percent. The airline has introduced special fares for the Singapore and Hong Kong routes which will remain effective till the end of February this year. These fares will include a 30 percent discount on base return economy class and premier fares.
Apart from Jet, UK-based British Airways has come up with new offers that include 50 percent reduced fares for flights to London from both Mumbai and Delhi. Now one can board the fights of British Airways from Mumbai and Delhi with just Rs 9,900 including taxes, which is 50 percent less compared to earlier airfares. Reports confirm that British Airways' offer will be valid for the economy class till March 22, 2009. The UK-based airline company operates 48 flights every week from London’s Heathrow airport to six cities in India.
Jet Airways has also introduced a special first-class base fare of Rs 2 lakh for its flight services from Mumbai-London and Delhi-London. Earlier the airfare for these routes was Rs 2,72,000, per passenger. Jet operates daily, direct flights to Singapore and Hong Kong. Currently, about 370 daily flights are operated by Jet. Meanwhile, foreign carrier Singapore Airlines is likely to come up with discount offers of up to 60 percent connecting Mumbai with various Southeast Asian cities.