Earlier, air journey was a dream for most of Indians. Air tickets, being much much costlier than rail tickets, were not in reach of all people. The one big reason of costly air tickets was lack of competition in airlines. There were hardly enough flights to fulfill the requirements hence high demand kept the air fares soaring high, always.
Time has changed now. The difference between super class railway tickets and economic air fares has narrowed considerably. There are many airlines in the competition trying to woo the passengers hence offering not only lower air fares but a lot of other facilities too.
Now you can easily buy cheap tickets for almost any airlines in India. No. of domestic airlines has grown many times in past few years so have reduced cost of domestic tickets. Cheap tickets, in fact, are one of the important marketing strategies of airlines. Many domestic airlines, almost all, are providing air travel at a very economical price.
Here are top few domestic airlines that are offering cheap domestic tickets for air travels in India.
Air Deccan Flights: now Kingfisher Red, is the first airline that initiated the low air fair trend in India. Even today Air Deccan is selling domestic tickets at fares as low as Rs.0 plus tax.
Air India Express Flights: Air India express is also providing domestic air tickets are reasonable cost with good quality services to its passenger.
Air India Flights: has regular flights to domestic as well as international destinations. It provides good flying experience for the cost.
Air Sahara, now Jet Lite flights has targeted low cost segment of India and offer very air tickets at competitive prices.
GoAir Flights – is a good option among domestic airlines, with add on values to its services, it serves a good flying experience for all classes of people.
Indian Airlines – has the most extensive flights network in India, being the oldest air line in India, they have still maintained the traditional mode of services with improved fares to attract economy class passengers.
Indigo Flights: is a subsidiary of Interglobe Technologies Ltd. , it is known for transparent operations and regular services at competitive prices.
Jet Airways – with its subsidiary Jet Lite (previously Air Sahara) covers 29.9% of total airline market in India. It is the most professionally managed airline offering range of air tickets for all social classes of people.
Kingfisher – with its newly bought subsidiary Air Deccan, covers 29.1% of the market share. It is among the youngest airlines with exceptional customer centric services. It flies to all prime destinations in India and expanding.
Spice Jet – is a new entrant, covers approx 15 destinations in India. It offers excellent low cost domestic tickets for all destinations.
Besides, there are many travel agencies who, by virtue of their tie-ups with airlines, offer excellent air fairs to their customers. Flights with low fares are available to and fro all metros and major destinations in India viz. Ahemdabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune.
Travel-agencies also provide booking in connecting flights for other remote destinations in India. The on-line ticket booking technologies have made it easier to compare fares and buy cheap air tickets from comfort of your homes and offices without any trouble. You can book cheap air tickets for both domestic and international destinations using your credit cards; depending on airline’s policy.
Whether you are planning a business tour, going to a family destination or just considering holidays, air is an affordable and considerable option now.
Anand K. Singh is a freelance journalist and travel writer. Currently he is closely following <a href="http://www.jetliteflights.com"> Jetlite , <a href="http://www.indigoflights.in"> Indigo and <a href="http://www.jetairwaystickets.com"> Jet airways Airlines. A detail analysis on current status of Indian airlines by him is expected to be published in coming days.