IRCTC had announced earlier that it would be looking to sell Air tickets on their site and that offering is now live. IRCTC.co.in has started selling flight tickets for all routes and all domestic carriers. Though some routes were available even earlier but only as a part of special holiday packages.
Given the size of traffic that IRCTC receives this makes a great business sense. Instead of taking airlines as a competitor, which it is not even close to in terms of volume, IRCTC is looking to position itself as the ultimate travel portal.
IRCTC is already the official ticketing partner for Common Wealth Games to be held in October this year and now it has also been selected as the catering partner for the teams. So lots of interesting stuff happening at their end.
Do check out the report on the improved successful transaction rates for the railway booking on IRCTC.
BTW, as an introductory offer a 10% cash back can be availed for flight bookings on IRCTC. Rush Now!
[Naman is a startup enthusiast and has worked with couple of Indian startups as Product Manager. He writes at The Inspire Blog]