SpiceJet back with a bang – seats for sale starting at Rs1,500

In the midst of a change in ownership, budget carrier SpiceJet – always at the forefront of the dicouted tickets war – has done it again. Today it announced a 'super sale' putting 500,000 seats for sale at all-inclusive one way advance booking fares starting Rs1,499.

This offer is open for bookings made between today and 30 January, and is for travel between 15 February and 30 June, and is applicable on all direct flights on SpiceJet's domestic network.

The offer available on first come first served basis, and seats per flight are limited. The airline said, ''We are excited to offer our first signature promotion for 2015 to incentivize customers to try our enhanced schedule and reward early planners with great discounted fares. Such super sale offers are meant to sell in advance at attractive prices seats that would otherwise be expected to go empty, thereby improving revenues.

''With this offer, customers who have not planned to travel due to high last minutes fares can now plan in advance and enjoy super low fares to meet their travel needs'', said Kaneswaran Avili, chief commercial officer, SpiceJet Ltd.

''We want to thank our customers and partners for their patience and support as we continue on our re-structuring path,'' added Sanjiv Kapoor, chief operating officer. ''Such promotions are an integral part of the LCC (low-cost carrier) pricing model."