Mumbai: Air India, the national carrier of India, launched a sale offer on January 6, offering flight tickets at the cost of a train journey on all routes on which the famous Rajdhani Express train operates.
The sale will continue till April 20, 2017, with the travel period starting from January 26. The tickets will be available at such low fares only if they are purchased 20 days or more before the date of departure.
A one-way, all-inclusive, trip on an Air India flight between Mumbai and New Delhi would be Rs 2,401. The same journey on Rajdhani Express costs Rs 2, 595 for a third-tier ticket. Other airlines have also launched such offers.
AI also has a 15-day advance purchase sale going on, which is valid for travel up to April 15. However, this sale does not provide airfares as low the new offer, although it does cover destinations which the Rajdhani Express does not. Under the existing scheme, a Mumbai-Delhi one-way ticket would set you back by Rs 2,886.