IRCTC air package bookings for holidays see jump in April

Tourism has certainly taken off. This is evident from the reservations that Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers for their flights, which has seen a huge jump in passengers using their air packages for holidays. Air packages offered by IRCTC for April have skyrocketed 18 times for 2022-23.

According to data provided by IRCTC for the Western region, the number of passengers booking air travel using IRCTC for holidays has increased from 12 passengers in 2021-2022 to 218 passengers in this fiscal year. The air packages are a bit newer than the original domestic rail packages offered by this tourism and catering wing of Indian Railways.

“We offered 13 different air tour packages and already in April we received bookings from 218 passengers,” an IRCTC official said. There are nearly 90-95 different domestic and international air tour packages offered by IRCTC, across the country. Of these, about 13 are from Mumbai.

In 2019-2020, there was only one domestic air tour package that existed in April that carried 10 passengers. Due to Covid-19 and confinement, visits have been interrupted in 2020-21. In April 2021-22 they relaunched it with an air tour again which was booked by 12 passengers. Last month of this year, it saw an increase in the number of packages to 13 as well as 218 passengers booking it.

IRCTC officials said travelers can choose from various cheap airline packages and book flight tickets online. For example, they said that Mumbai-Nepal for a five-night tour is offered at just over Rs 37,000 for two passengers, due mid-June. There are more options for domestic air packages from Mumbai which are to fly to Tirupati, Kashmir, Char Dham from Badrinath/Kedarnath, Gangtok, Darjeeling, Ladakh etc. Great deals are available for group bookings and discounts are available for students and seniors. citizens. We can also mention if they need special assistance for pregnant women or with reduced mobility.

Posted: Sunday May 8th 2022, 9:42 PM IST