A Maha Offer from the Maharaja! On the occasion of Air India Day fly anywhere in India @ just Rs. 100*. National carrier Air India Tuesday announced a bonanza for its travellers on the occasion of its merger day on Aug 27, by offering a new scheme whereby tickets will be offered starting as low as Rs.100 apart from all applicable taxes. The airline said that it will be observing Aug 27 (Wednesday) as Air India Day for the first time. This date commemorates the merger day between Indian Airlines and Air India eight years ago.
“This is the first time that the airline will be celebrating the Air India Day. A function will be held to celebrate the day and also to award the meritorious employees of Air India,” the airline said in a statement. According to the airline, on the occasion of Air India Day it will be launching the Air India Offer for its travelers. Under the scheme, tickets will be offered for Rs.100 apart from all applicable taxes. “The sale of these tickets will be made only through the Air India website for five days from Aug 27 to 31 for travel during the period Aug 27 to Sep 30 only,” the statement said.
Air India is the flag carrier airline of India owned by Air India Limited (AIL), a Government of India enterprise. It is the third largest airline in India (after IndiGo and Jet Airways) in domestic market share, and operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft serving various domestic and international airports. It is headquartered at the Indian Airlines House in New Delhi. Air India has two major domestic hubs at Indira Gandhi International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, and secondary hubs at Chennai International Airport and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata. The airline formerly operated a hub at Frankfurt Airport which was terminated on account of high costs. However, another international hub is being planned at the Dubai International Airport.