Friday, 9 November 2012

Low Cost Air Carriers of India

I remember the days when there was only one airline in India- Air India! Prices were sky high and air travel market was a really small one.

Around 2002-2003 we saw more airlines being allowed to operate schedule flights and as they say, the rest is history.

I am a big fan of low cost airlines. For a two hour flight within India, I want to get there by the cheapest fare possible and I really do not care about a meal. After all if you have taken a flight a few times, all the airline meals start tasting the same after a while. If there is one thing that I do care about, it is on time arrival of a flight and that is where I think IndiGo scores.  There flights are usually on time and they have a professional outlook. At least that is how they come across to me. I only remember one IndiGo flight I took that was terribly late!

Want to fly low cost?

My next most preferred airline is SpiceJet, I think they have decent food on board and mostly get there on time. I feel their branding is quite ambiguous but they do an adequate job of getting me there. I have not compared the on time performance of IndiGo and SpiceJet but my opinion is that IndiGo is better. But I should go and check it out for a fact; this could be in the end just an impression!

I have very little personal experience of flying with GoAir hence I can’t say much about them. I have taken a few Air India flights and some of them have been surprisingly good.

In the end if I am getting similar fares, I will go with IndiGo but at all the times the lowest fare wins!

7 comments:

Cirus said...

After coming all domestic airlines in indian aviation market the pricing got down. I am thoroughly enjoying low airfares.

Raj singla said...

After all if you have taken a flight a few times, all the airline meals start tasting the same after a while. If there is one thing that I do care about, it is on time arrival of a flight and that is where I think IndiGo scores. There flights are usually on time and they have a professional outlook

david rustum said...

Ram is a big fan of low cost airlines. For a two hour flight within India, I want to get there by the cheapest fare possible and I really do not care about a meal

yashvi jain said...

Indigo is really very cheap if meal is not important.

rajni singh said...

If there is one thing that I do care about, it is on time arrival of a flight and that is where I think IndiGo scores. There flights are usually on time and they have a professional outlook

rudra singh said...

I appriciate you yashvi indigo is really cheapest if meal doesn't matter...

avinash jaiswal said...

we are a big fan of low cost airlines. i always search lowest cost.