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Air Deccan releases 3,300 tickets at Re 1

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Last updated on: July 08, 2005 16:23 IST

Air Deccan, India's first low-cost carrier, on Friday announced the release of 3,300 tickets priced at Re 1 and 6,500 tickets priced at Rs 500 (excluding taxes) for reservations in September and October.

Air Deccan managing director G R Gopinath said on the occasion that "an Air ticket for Re 1 plus taxes was our promise to the Indians and every release of new set of tickets brings us closer to the dream of empowering every Indian to fly."

The airline also announced the opening of bookings on the Internet for September and October.

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The reservations are open for the Airbus sectors that include Delhi-Bangalore-Delhi, Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi, Delhi-Guwahati-Delhi, Delhi-Chennai-Delhi, Delhi-Hyderabad-Delhi, Chennai-Kolkata-Chennai, and Mumbai-Chennai-Mumbai. Air Deccan low-fare tickets can be booked through the company Web site, authorised travel agents, airport counters and 24-hour call centres.

The budget airline operates 115 flights a day, with a fleet size of five Airbus A-320s and 12 ATR 42s. It has placed order for 62 brand new aircrafts - 32 Airbus A-320s and 30 ATR-72-500s.

The new aircraft will be delivered over the next five years and take up Air Deccan's flights close to 600 per day.