As part of the 'Independence Day sale carnival, Alliance Air, a subsidiary company of Air India will offer air ticket fares for as low as Rs. 990 and the company claims the fares to be lower than train tickets.
Under the limited period sale offer, the company plans to give train travellers an experience of flying in an airline that too at the same price. For travel period between 3 August and 30 September, the booking can be made between August 3 and August 9.
The subsidiary unit as part of the government's Udan scheme operates 110 flights on a daily basis to as many as 53 destinations namely as Kullu, Cochin, Mysuru, Diu and Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh besides Shimla, Kohlapur, Pantnagar, Bathinda, Ludhiana, Gwalior and Bikaner among others.
In July, Air India started direct flights from Kolkata to Dubai in view of the increasing demand for non-stop flights to the Gulf region.