If your post-lockdown plans include air travel, these are some of the most cost-effective tickets you can buy right now! By Manya Saini

Anticipating the end of the 40-day national lockdown on May 3, many Indian airlines have opened advance bookings for domestic and international travel. The move from airlines comes despite Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri strongly advising against it.

 

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Air India has announced that it has opened bookings for select routes from May 4 for domestic and June 1 for international flights. Private carrier Indigo has also stated that it will resume domestic operations from May 4 in a phased manner. It has also expressed interest in reopening international flights as per the prevailing international travel guidelines.

The fare can vary as per the demand and booking time, however, as of now, the cheapest tickets available between Delhi to Mumbai and back are being offered by Air India. Here are some of the tickets you can book for your next travel.

 

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1. Air India

Air India has been a crucial companion of the government through the COVID-19 crisis and has helped bring stranded Indians back from foreign countries. It has also been helping in repatriating foreigners to return to their respective home countries.

In the post-lockdown airfares, it is offering tickets from Delhi to Mumbai for May 4 at INR 2,390, while the price of Mumbai to Delhi starts at the base fare of INR 2,861.

The tickets from the route between Delhi-Kolkata are priced the lowest at INR 2,442 on May 7, while a ticket from Kolkata-Delhi will cost a minimum of INR 3,039 on May 4 and INR 2,629 on May 5.

 

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2. Indigo

The low-cost carrier Indigo has priced its tickets from Delhi-Mumbai at INR 2,500 on May 4. The flight fare for travel to Kolkata from Delhi is INR 2,945 while the ticket from Delhi to Kolkata is priced at INR 3,226. Similarly, the fare from Delhi to Chennai will cost a passenger a minimum of INR 2,732 while the return ticket will be INR 2,688.

3. SpiceJet

SpiceJet is another domestic carrier known for its reasonable pricing. The post-lockdown tickets from Delhi to Mumbai on May 4 will be INR 2,673, while the return is priced at INR 3,069. The minimum fare for a flight to Kolkata from Delhi is INR 5,293 while the ticket to Delhi from the city is priced at INR 2,819. Tickets to Chennai from Delhi on May 4 will cost a minimum of INR 3,258, while the return will be of a starting rate of INR 3,784.

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