Guess how much airlines can do for the sake of promotion! Low-cost airlines AirAsia India has started off a promotional campaign under which, they will be offering air tickets with discounted base fare starting from just Rs 99 (excluding taxes), on 7 domestic routes.

AirAsia India seems to be following its tagline ‘Now everyone can fly’ with a serious note, because with the offer they have announced on Sunday will literally let anyone fly. AirAsia declared that they will fly passengers on promotional base fare starting from Rs 99 for routes between seven cities of India. The offer starts from Monday, that is today and you can book your tickets by January 21 and avail the offer to travel from January 15 to July 31. So you got 7 days to decide which city you want to travel to – Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune or Ranchi.

But, it must be noted that the airline is offering promotional base fare “exclusive of taxes”, which means you got to pay the taxes. So for example, when checked, a flight ticket from Ranchi to Bhubaneswar around the end of the current month were available from Rs 466 – the base fare was Rs 99, as promised. At Rs 466, it is a huge catch anyway because Airport taxes and other charges are omnipresent. This scheme is available if you make your booking through and AirAsia mobile app. Oh and this is not just about domestic routes! AirAsia India’s parent firm, AirAsia will also fly its passengers at a base fare of Rs. 1,499 from Indian cities to 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC). Pick your pick from Auckland, Bali, Bangkok, Kuala Lampur, Melbourne, Singapore and Sydney at just Rs 1499 – base fare excluding the taxes, of course.

These unbelievably low promotional fares are result the increasingly high competition in civil aviation sector amid robust growth in passenger traffic registered in the past few months. Indian domestic flights have seen a growth of 17.27% compared to last year and the competition is getting fierce too – which is all good for passengers. Bon voyage.