IndiGo airlines on Tuesday announced a three-day special Holi sale across its domestic and international network for travel between March 19 and September 28. "Effective March 05, 2019 till March 07, 2019, IndiGo is offering all-inclusive fare starting at Rs 899 across domestic and Rs 3,399 across international sectors. This sale is valid for travel between March 19, 2019 and September 28, 2019," the airline said in a statement. IndiGo is the largest airline in India with a share of around 40 per cent of passenger market.
William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo, said, "It has been very encouraging to see a rise in the number of passengers flying during holiday seasons and these special sales provide more options for customers to fly at affordable fares."
Under the sale, tickets for routes such as Delhi-Ahmedabad, Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Mumbai are available at Rs 2,199, Rs 2,899 and Rs 2,399, respectively.
Similarly, the ticket for routes such as Bengaluru-Ahmedabad, Bengaluru-Delhi and Bengaluru-Kolkata are available at Rs 1,799, Rs 2,899 and Rs 3,199, respectively, the airline added.
Last month, acute shortage of pilots along with NOTAMs at some airports forced IndiGo to cancel around 130 flights on February 14. The cancelled flights accounted for almost 10 per cent of the airlines operations, the source had said. An Indigo spokesperson, however, said the airline has not cancelled any additional flights other than the schedule cancellations.
The Gurugram-based budget carrier operates over 1,300 flights per day with a fleet of 210 planes. The budget carrier has been cancelling flights since first week of February after rain and hailstorm hit the Delhi-NCR region last week.
The airline had also curtailed its schedule for the remaining period of February by "approximately 30 flights a day".
"This is in order to stabilise its operation and adjust crew rosters due to the reasons mentioned above. Passengers are in the process of being informed and re-accommodated," the carrier had said.