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Old 03-Jan-2009
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Post Major carriers announce more fare cuts,

Following market leader Jet Airways and state-owned Air India, Vijay Mallya-promoted Kingfisher Airlines on Friday announced an up to 65 per cent cut in domestic fares, while other airlines including IndiGo and Jet announced fresh concessions.

Announcing the cut in the range of 21 per cent to 65 per cent, Kingfisher said the new tariff was effective January 1.

In the midst of continuous fall in jet fuel prices, Air India was the first to announce an up to 82 per cent reduction in basic fare effective January 1, while rival Jet did so with effect from December 29.

Low-cost carrier IndiGo sought to lure passengers in the otherwise sagging air travel market by offering more seats for the basic price of Re 1 to Rs 99.

But Naresh Goyal-promoted Jet beat Air India by announcing more concessions for its international flight with offers like free companion travel.

Kingfisher, which had recently started its international operations, is yet to decide on fare cuts on foreign flights.

The offer by IndiGo of Rs 1-99 basic fare is applicable on advance purchase of at least 21 days prior to the date of travel.

The airline is also offering an all-inclusive fare of Rs 2,926 for the Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi and of Rs 2,176 for the Mumbai-Hyderabad-Mumbai outer.

Jet Airways has announced a host of offerings for international travellers.

Under the offer, Mumbai-Singapore return fare in the Premier Class is available for two persons for Rs 1,01,250. Similarly, a companion free offer with a return Premier ticket worth Rs 94,500 is available on the Mumbai-Hong Kong sector.

Jet has also announced companion free offers on the Mumbai Bangkok sector at a Premier fare of Rs 57,065.

Customers may opt for similar offers on sectors such as Delhi Bangkok, Delhi-Singapore, Chennai-Singapore, and Chennai-

Kuala Lumpur and Kolkata-Bangkok.

Customers travelling between India and London can avail return Premiere ticket of Rs 85,000. This is a 14-day advance purchase tariff. Economy class fares on the same routes are available for Rs 15,990.

Customers travelling to New York have the option to fly on an Economy Class return fare of Rs 32,600. All fares are exclusive of surcharge and taxes.

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