Jet offers competitive advance purchase fares

March 23rd, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Leading private carrier Jet Airways Monday announced special fares starting from Rs.1,722 on 30-day advance purchases, which according to the company is as low as the railway AC two-tier tickets.
“Air travellers who purchase tickets in the domestic sector 30 days in advance would now enjoy low fares, starting from Rs.2,071 for Jet Airways, and Rs.1,722 for JetLite,” the company said in a statement.

JetLite is Jet Airways’ low-cost carrier.

These fares include fuel surcharges (which generally is between Rs.2,000-2,700 on long routes) but exclude airport development and passenger service fee components, it said.

Promotional charges will also be added with the offered prices.

JetLite passengers will have to pay an additional transaction fee also, the airline said, adding that the new fares were almost equal to the AC two-tier railway tickets, booked under the ‘Tatkal scheme’.

Jet Airways and JetLite carried 846,000 passengers last month, while its rival Kingfisher Airlines emerged as the dominant player for the second consecutive month flying 904,000 passengers.

State-run Air India (domestic) flew 574,000 passengers in February.

Last year, Jet Airways and JetLite enjoyed a market share of 25.4 percent, while Kingfisher captured a 27.6 percent share.

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