Cheers! As now you will not have to burn a hole in your pocket to book a ticket to Europe. Singapore low cost subsidiary airlines ‘Scoot’ which operates its direct flights between India and Europe will offer lowest fare bucket for one-way trip between Rs. 12,000 and Rs. 13,000, inclusive of a meal and the cost of a 20kg check-in bag.
“A return trip to Europe would cost around Rs 26,000. Cheaper fares would be available on transit flights that halt in the Middle East”- Bharath Mahadevan, head of Scoot India.
As per the report by the Centre for Asia Pacific (May-June 2017) “The long-haul, low-cost sector has just exceeded 5, 00,000 weekly seats (globally) for the first time.” So, looking after the demand that was only been increasing with time, this decision was taken.
Scoot is a ‘Fifth- Freedom Airline’, meaning that they can operate direct flights between two foreign countries.
"Since we have fifth freedom, we can operate direct flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata to destinations like Copenhagen, Vienna, Cairo and Manchester," Mahadevan said.
Currently the lowest airfare between India and Europe starts around Rs. 45, 000 and with this good news, travellers who always dreamt of going to Europe but were not able to afford it can cherish the fact that it is soon to happen.
In the meantime, other low-cost players, such as Norwegian Air, International Airlines Group, SpiceJet and IndiGo, too have expressed the significance of the route and their own interest in operating long-haul flights between India and Europe.
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