Flying International From a Tier 2 City Is Now Cheaper – Ixigo.com

Travelers can save upto 41% on international air tickets by opting for low-cost airlines!

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For anyone who’s planning on taking an international trip, ixigo, India’s leading travel search marketplace recommends booking flights from tier 2 cities such as Jaipur, Lucknow, Amritsar, Kochi, etc. By doing so travelers are likely to save upto 41% on their air tickets. With low-cost airlines such as Scoot, AirAsia, Tigerair, Thai Smile, Air Arabia and Air India Express starting operations from tier 2 cities, more and more people are opting to fly out of these cities to fit their international trips in smaller budgets.

Here is a comparison of flight fares for international destinations from tier 1 and corresponding tier 2 cities:

Origin Destination Airline Month Fare (in INR) Tier 2 city cheaper by
Delhi
Singapore
Singapore Airlines
August
Rs.12179
51.81%
Jaipur Tigerair Rs.5869
Delhi
Singapore
Singapore Airlines
August
Rs.12179
47.46%
Lucknow Tigerair Rs.6399
Bengaluru
Kuwait
Emirates
August
Rs.11658
35.27%
Kochi Fly Dubai Rs.7546
Chennai
Hong Kong
Sri Lankan
August
Rs.14401
41.49%
Kochi AirAsia Rs.8426
Chennai
Macau
AirAsia
August
Rs.14552
40.59%
Trichy AirAsia Rs.8645
Delhi
Krabi
Singapore Airlines
August
Rs.15092
39.34%
Lucknow Tigerair Rs.9155
Bengaluru
Phuket
AirAsia
August
Rs.11522
44.06%
Trichy AirAsia Rs.6445
Bengaluru
Langkawi
Malaysia Airlines
August
Rs.11597
44.68%
Kochi Malindo Air Rs.6415
Delhi
Kuala Lumpur
Sri Lankan
August
Rs.12523
38.18%
Jaipur Tigerair Rs.7742
Delhi
Dubai
Air India
August
Rs.7346
27.65%
Jaipur Spicejet Rs.5315

Commenting on the latest trends, Mr. Aloke Bajpai, CEO & Cofounder, ixigo, said – “We found that the difference in international airfares from tier 1 & 2 cities is drastic enough to urge travelers to modify their travel plans and fly out of these cities. If planned in time, at an average one can save around 41% on flight bookings, which is much more than the cost that one would have to bear to travel to these tier 2 cities to take their flight. For instance, if you live in Delhi and are planning to travel to Singapore, catching a flight from Jaipur will prove to be cheaper despite the cost involved in reaching there.”

It also isn’t a bad idea to take an extra day or two in hand and explore the city of origin. So if someone is taking a flight to Kuala Lumpur from Amritsar, taking an extra day in hand will allow them to explore the city before they head to their international destination. In all, this approach will prove to be beneficial for the traveler in every possible way.

About ixigo:

Launched in 2007, ixigo is India’s leading travel search app, connecting over 80 million travelers with content & deals from over 25,000 online & offline travel & hospitality businesses. ixigo aggregates and compares real-time travel information, prices & availability for flights, trains, buses, cabs, hotels, packages & destinations.  ixigo’s mission is to simplify the lives of travelers by building apps that make their travel search and planning hassle-free and it has won several awards in its journey, including the TiE-Lumis Entrepreneurial Excellence Award and the NASSCOM Top-10 Emerge Award. ixigo’s investors include Sequoia Capital India, Fosun Kinzon Capital, SAIF Partners, MakeMyTrip & Micromax.

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