Source: News Bharati English11 Jul 2016 09:31:10

New Delhi, July 11: Air India lowered the prices of its last minute ticket fares to the level of 2-tier AC of Rajdhani trains with the aim of attracting more fliers and acquire higher seat occupancy in its flights on trunk routes. The fares will be dropped in four crucial routes which are Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Chennai, Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Bengaluru, the state carrier decided.  These prices will be slashed down just 4 hours prior to the departure.  
Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani said the move is aimed at providing relief to the passengers from last minute sky-rocketing fares and also to fill the vacant seats. "Our objective is to fill these remaining seats as well. This can be achieved with such affordable fares. In addition, this would also help us increase our passengers' revenue," Lohani added.

A Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani AC II-Tier ticket costs Rs. 2,870, while Delhi-Chennai Rs. 3,905. The fare of second AC Rajdhani ticket for Delhi-Kolkata is Rs. 2,890 and Rs. 4,095 for Delhi-Bengaluru Rajdhani. The aviation company also said it will not charge any ticket cancellation or rescheduling fee for travel to and from Kashmir, which has been affected by violence. These lowered prices would be applicable for both domestic and international flights to and from Srinagar on tickets booked before July 9 for travel up to July 11.

Air India had started a limited period scheme during earlier month to fly unconfirmed passengers of the Rajdhani trains at the fares matching with the AC first class ticket prices. Under the 'Super Saver' scheme, which started from June 26 and end on September 30, passengers of the Rajdhani Express trains who have wait-listed ticket could book four hours prior to the flight departure at a fare which match with the ticket price of Ist AC Rajdhani trains.