AI Express to Offer Discounted Domestic Tickets

Thirty-seven of the 168 weekly flights that AI Express operates, will offer five free seats and passengers will have to pay only the taxes. The free seats will be available between January 26 and March 26, 2011.

Online PR News – 29-December-2010 – – In order to promote its domestic operations, Air India Express has decided to offer free tickets in the domestic leg of its international flights. The airline is also planning to get into some kind of a partnership with all the leading travel portals.

Thirty-seven of the 168 weekly flights that AI Express operates, will offer five free seats and passengers will have to pay only the taxes. The free seats will be available between January 26 and March 26, 2011.

Air India Express has finalized a blueprint to launch cheap-fare domestic routes from April. The plan includes shifting base from Mumbai to Kochi, rebranding to Express India and improving utilization of its 21-strong fleet from nine hours to 12.5 hours daily.

The airline will start operations for Kochi-Hyderabad-Bhubaneswar-Kolkata and Kochi-Ahmedabad-Jaipur. It plans to include smaller cities while flying between major hubs. The fares in the domestic leg are 40 per cent cheaper than full service carriers and will compete with low-cost carriers.

As of now, Air India Express only sells tickets through itís websites but the Airline is planning to sell its tickets through various travel portals in the near future.

The airline is also upgrading its ticketing system to a web-based dynamic fare system to make it competitive. As of now, the fares are calculated manually.

About Air India Express
Headquartered in Mumbai, Air India Express is a low-cost subsidiary of Air India, and was started in 2005. Air India Express presently offers its flight services within various international as well as domestic sectors. Air-India Express is planning to introduce many new international and domestic sectors.

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