New Delhi: Budget carrier GoAir is offering flight tickets as low as 999 in a new sale. Bookings for GoAir’s 999 offer starts today, 8 October 2018 and will close tomorrow. The 2-day booking period is valid for travel period from 10 October 2018 to 31 October 2018, GoAir mentioned on its website. Airlines are trying to cash in on the festive period demand by offering discounts to passengers. The starting fare is applicable on flights originating from Bagdogra ( 999), according to the GoAir’s website.

Starting fare on other GoAir routes include flights originating from Mumbai (Rs 1,199), Ahmedabad (Rs 1,299), Bhubaneswar (Rs 1,299) Guwahati (Rs 1,299), Delhi (Rs 1,299), Patna (Rs 1,299), Bengaluru (Rs 1,399), Kolkata (Rs 1,399), Lucknow (Rs 1,399, Hyderabad (Rs 1,499), Pune (Rs 1,499), Jaipur (Rs 1,499), Goa (Rs 1,599), Chennai (Rs 1,699), Chandigarh (Rs 1,799), Srinagar (Rs 1,799), Kochi (Rs 1,999), Nagpur (Rs 1,999) and Ranchi (Rs 2,299).

GoAir will start its international operations from 11 October to Phuket from New Delhi and Mumbai. The airline will subsequently launch flights to Male in Maldives from Mumbai and Delhi on 14 October. It is also looking at code-sharing partnerships with other foreign airlines.

Rival carrier IndiGo had also come up with a new discount offer, selling flight tickets from 1, 199 for a travel period till 31 March 2019.

Spurred by discounted offers from airlines despite higher oil prices, Indian aviation market has registered strong growth in terms of passengers carried. Domestic airlines during the first eight months of this year (January to August) carried 9.1 crore passengers, as against 7.5 crore during the corresponding period of previous year, a growth of 21.2%.