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SpiceJet slashes base fare to Re 1, site crashes

Agencies  New Delhi, April 01, 2014
First Published: 12:49 IST(1/4/2014) | Last Updated: 14:05 IST(1/4/2014)

As India's second largest budget airline SpiceJet Ltd launched a new price war on Tuesday by slashing its base fare to Re 1 for domestic travel between July 2014 to March 2015, its website crashed due to heavy traffic.

The actual cost of travel will be more as travellers will also have to pay statutory taxes (like airport departure taxes), fuel surcharge and other fees.

The limited seats offer is available for bookings made between April 1 to April 3, 2014 only.

Discounted fares are also available for Rs. 799 and Rs. 1,499, and at other rates (statutory taxes and fees not inclusive), depending on specific flight and date of travel with bookings valid till April 4.

"We have been at the forefront in the Indian market in stimulating demand by offering discounted fares. These offers have served as a catalyst for travel for many potential flyers willing to

plan and book early," said Kaneswaran Avili, chief commercial officer, who assumed his new role on Tuesday. 

Passengers, however, complained they were unable to purchase the Re 1 tickets suggesting an extremely low inventory on offer.


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