Air India offers ultra-low fares on 60-day advance bookings

Seeking to cash in on the summer travel season, Air India has joined other private low-cost carriers in offering ultra-low fares for tickets booked 60 days or more in advance.

The new advance purchase fare tickets are available for sale on various routes operated by Air India from Wednesday for travel commencing 60 days and beyond.

Tickets are available for sale through all travel agents, online travel agents, Air India Web site and booking offices for travel commencing around the middle of May, the airline said in a press statement.

The fares are positioned closely with AC train fares.

For instance, the all-inclusive 60-day advance purchase fare on the Delhi-Mumbai sector is Rs3,981 while on the Delhi-Lucknow route it is as low as Rs2,566.

Air India believes that the new initiative will spur growth in air travel and invigorate the market by encouraging holiday season travel.