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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Domestic Airfare Searches Popular on Google India


The Indian Aviation industry has opened its wings to private players and a number of affordable low-cost airlines have started operations in India in the last year and a half. With increasing salaries and affordable airfares more people are taking to the skies. A 2nd A/c (II tier) train ticket comes at 30% less and a 3rd A/c (III tier) train ticket is about 50% less than an economy class ticket in a low-cost airline.

This interest in domestic airline travel shows on the Internet too with people searching for cheap, affordable, and discount deals on airfares of domestic flights. According to Google Zeitgeist, the search patterns and trends tracker feature of Google; Air Deccan, Indian Airlines, and Jet Airways were the fourth, fifth, and eighth most popular searches on Google India in March this year.

Here's a list of domestic airlines of India with links to search and book tickets online.

- Indian Airlines
- Air Deccan
- Jet Airways and Air Sahara
- Kingfisher Airlines
- Spice Jet
- Go Air
- Paramount Airways
- Compare airfares within India from Rediff FareSearch—the domestic airfares search engine