IRCTC launched air ticketing website
Selling online air tickets by IRCTC
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been selling air tickets at its website since 6.5.2010 as a white label arrangement with a backend content provider. However, now IRCTC has launched air ticketing website on its own since 7.5.2012. This initiative has been taken to improve customer satisfaction and provide a seamless passenger movement over various modes of transport. IRCTC has developed in house air ticketing module for booking tickets for domestic and international airlines through website irctc.co.in and railtourismindia.com.
IRCTC now has directly entered into agreement with the major airlines and the low cost carriers in the country like Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher, Spicejet, Indigo and Go Air. Initially, the customer will be able to book tickets for these airlines for domestic travel and later the international airlines for international travel.
The above information was given by the Minister of Railways Shri.Bharatsingh Solanki in a written reply in Lok Sabha.