Jet Airways announced a flat 30% discount in flights
NEW DELHI, August 12, 2015: Like ecommerce companies, it is the turn of airlines to
offer discounts to celebrate the 69th Independence Day .While Air Costa has
announced a discount of Rs.609 on every ticket across its network, Jet Airways
has announced a flat 30% discount in flights on both international and
domestic sectors. Other carriers are expected to join the discount war soon.
For Air Costa, the booking period for discounted tickets begins from
August 10, 2015 till August 14, 2015 and travel period begins August 20, 2015 till September 30, 2015.
"Fares are non-refundable and only PSF and UDF are refundable," said a release from the airline.
The discount offering by Jet Airways begins today and continues till
August 14, 2015. The flat 30% discount tickets are available for travel period between
September 10, 2015, and April 14, 2016. - ET
Tatas Vistara starts flying
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, January 11, 2015: New airline Vistara on Friday flew its first flight, and said its aim will be to "do it right" without making a big splash.
The airline said it would not be "lavish or over-the-top" in the name of being a full service carrier.
Tata SIA Airlines, known by its brand name Vistara, is a joint venture between Tata Group and SIA. While Tata Sons has a majority 51 per cent
stake, SIA has the remaining 49 per cent. The JV was announced in September 2014 to launch a full-service carrier in the country.
The two JV partners had made attempts to enter the domestic skies earlier too, but in vain.
Vistara, which has two leased A320s as of now, will operate 148-seater Airbus A320-200 with 16 seats in business class, 36 in premium economy
and 96 in economy, on these routes. The airline will operate flights from its Delhi base to Goa, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Srinagar, Jammu and Patna
in the first year, the airline had stated in the plan, submitted to DGCA at the time of applying for AOP.