Tuesday, January 03, 2006

LOW FARE AIR LINERS : WHAT LIES AHEAD?
Indian skies are full of low fare air carriers. The price war has already entered into the domestic sector. Now, its time for the International sector! Indian (earlier Indian Airlines), Air India, and Jet Airways are flying with very low return fares on certain international routes. Now, Air Sahara came in. Yesterday it announced the sale of Delhi-London return tickets at a price of Rs. 10,000. Definitely, a welcome move by airliners, but will they be able to sustain?

16 comments:

Anagha said...

Attractive air fare is definately positive developement in the field of tourism industry. It is difficult to say anything about its sustainability at this juncture but it will create a competitive and tourist friendly atmosphere among other airlines which will eventually be customer oriented and that's what we all are waiting?

Anonymous said...

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- Catherine Marshall
Today's Affirmation
I can enjoy myself and have fun.
I love to laugh and play and do it often

When so rich a harvest
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Elizabeth Seton
Today's Affirmation
I take time to open my eyes to the miraculous
bounty in my life.

kailash said...

It is a war of big Houses. They should Have realastic approach for the air fair ,otherwise every tom, dick & harry will create problem for genuine flyer.I am in favour of air service to needy people residing in remote interior. People are wandering needlessly with lot of ill-gotten money- kailash

Kopargaon.com said...

Well,

It’s good that air line prices are coming down, but what about the service, schedule etc. Last week read in the News that Delhi International Airport was like ST Bus stand. (Dirty etc, Costly Food and water) and flights were not flying because of fog. (Because they don’t have technology to take-off and land in fog)

With cheap ticket, during such incidences, airline does not provide any accommodation etc.

Also Rs. 10000 means ($ 220) in this price people are always flying from New York (JFA /LGA ) to Los Angeles ( LAX) or Chicago ( CHI ) to Any European City with Quality of Service (off course with economy class.

So Rs. 10000 is not less money. It’s just how we look at that money how much effort one might have put to earn that money.

Same Thing is With Mobile Usage in India - These Mobile companies are literally looting Indian Mass customers even with there current rate. One Need to compare it international equivalent of money spent for the talk time / Rs we get in India.


Thanks,

Bhagvat Sonawane. ( bbsonawane@kopargaon.com)
www.kopargaon.com

Kopargaon.com said...

Well,

It’s good that air line prices are coming down, but what about the service, schedule etc. Last week read in the News that Delhi International Airport was like ST Bus stand. (Dirty etc, Costly Food and water) and flights were not flying because of fog. (Because they don’t have technology to take-off and land in fog)

With cheap ticket, during such incidences, airline does not provide any accommodation etc.

Also Rs. 10000 means ($ 220) in this price people are always flying from New York (JFA /LGA ) to Los Angeles ( LAX) or Chicago ( CHI ) to Any European City with Quality of Service (off course with economy class.

So Rs. 10000 is not less money. It’s just how we look at that money how much effort one might have put to earn that money.

Same Thing is With Mobile Usage in India - These Mobile companies are literally looting Indian Mass customers even with there current rate. One Need to compare it international equivalent of money spent for the talk time / Rs we get in India.


Thanks,

Bhagvat Sonawane. ( bbsonawane@kopargaon.com)
www.kopargaon.com

Suresh said...

The sale of Delhi-London return tickets at a price of Rs. 10,000. Definitely, a welcome move by airliners.

It will sustain in todays competative business.....

Vivek said...

Is it really true that people will get Mumbai - London at Rs 10,000/-. Because Deccan Air's scheme for Rs 500/- I do not know as to how many people got ticket under this scheme.
Indian Air lines is charging less fare for Mumbai Dubai than Mumbai Kolkatta. Is it fair?

Vivek

Anonymous said...

best wishes

YogiRaja said...

Its a definitely a gr8 move !
Let these big giant fight and let the customer get a benefit thru it...

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Medha Purandare said...

Firstly, we should welcome healthy competition among various flights to enable people to reduce no.of hrs.travelled though reduced costs are with no frills.

Problems are there for sure like training for pilots to drive in fogs (Delhi airport problem making it like Bus stand without drinking water,food accommodation facility), then air-traffic jams, non-observance of schedules,not declaring right time of postponments thereby helding up passengers at airports.

It will reduce burden on Indian railways/buses, rather their passengers will be diverted.

Still, let us hope for good always !!!

Anonymous said...

Sakaal Blog is a very new concept for marathi news-readers from allover the world,
The 4321 sms service is also nice but i think the questionary you are choosing for the same is not appropriate, even other edition's of sakal papers, e.g. kolhapur, sangli didn't publish the same at appropriate page. They are not highlighting the same.

JaguarNac said...

A welcoming move from airliners, cheap fares. And if its a war, then they will manage sustainability through various strategies to attract traffic towards themselves.
As long as the quality isnt messed up, they can expect good responses from the customers.

Anonymous said...

This is not linked to the airline item... but I strongly feel some severe action should be taken in the Ganga Teerth case. How can a builder who is approved by the PBAP go scotfree without a valid explanation?

Who is responsible for the lives that are lost? Why are law enforcers not saying anything?

Jayant Ranade said...

Yes they will sustain.And please note that in this competition,one who survives,can make money.Since lindependendence,we are used to monopoly of PSU carriers.But when it started all over the world,why not it India?
Now it is happening in all sectors,it is consumer's market.If the carriers want to survive,they have to do good marketing,maitainance and service statndards.Everybody working in Private or Public Airlines must keep in mind that if they don't work,Airline will not work properly and then the only aternative for them will be VRS !--Which our Communist parties are not willing for.
Late Vinoba told Late Indira Gandhi at the time of Emergency--Chareiveti--Chalate raho--!
,,,Jayant Ranade

हेमंतके Blogs said...

As fares are comming down, we are getting less facilities. Are they mentioning about their quality of service?