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Flight fares dip two weeks prior to festive season, says study

Bengaluru still remains an expensive route for last minute travellers

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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Amidst the festive madness also exist the perennial late travellers woes -- but according to a latest study by global search engine Skyscanner, from Delhi, and all see a drop two weeks prior to the festival period before sharply rising one week before departure.

With around the corner, there are still many tardy travellers who leave it to the last moment to book flights for their break and risk paying 15 per cent more than the average fare by leaving booking until the last minute.

Analysing data from last year's travel period, Skyscanner notes that from Delhi, and all see a drop two weeks prior to the festival before sharply rising one week before departure, said a statement.

Taking cue from the searches of travel from Delhi, and to different destinations, travellers can save 20 per cent, 15 per cent and 6 per cent, respectively, on Also noteworthy is that travel from or to other cities is actually cheaper than from

In the wake of availability of flight seats, and length of flights, the study of Skyscanner's data further reveals that the same tickets when booked a day prior to departure can cost travellers from Delhi, and upward by 12 per cent, 6 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively. Nonetheless, remains an expensive route for last minute travellers.

Commenting on the findings, Reshmi Roy, Senior Growth Manager at Skyscanner said: "is a very important festival in India, one where people travel far and wide to visit friends and family. This data shows a huge number of travellers are missing out on the best prices by leaving booking until the last minute."

"We hope travellers will use the insights that Skyscanner's data provides to find more cost-effective travel options this season. Knowing that one is still not too late to find the best fare, is definitely good news."

First Published: Thu, October 05 2017. 21:41 IST
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