Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Top Indian Online Flight Booking Sites

The Airplane industry is booming in India - so are the online booking sites for Flights.

The following lists the most popular sites - most of them offer hotel packages as well in addition to online flight booking. This is no review of each site and I've personally used only Yatra.com which got the job done for me.

Here in no particular order..


Promoted notably by Ram Shriram of the Google, Junglee fame, Cleartrip stands out for simplicity and yet very usable in most of its features. Cleartrip seems to have the most popular airlines - Air Sahara, Indian, Jet Airways and Kingfisher. Certainly missing is Air Deccan. Also offers online hotel booking


Makemytrip claims to be the cheapest airfare site or they pay you the difference (gimmick!). Site is fairly usable and has tieup with 7 airlines and Air Deccan missing again.


arzoo.com - a failed venture (I don't remember what it was before) by Sabeer Bhatia has been relaunched as a travel site - Has tieup with almost the same airlines as cleartrip. Also offers hotel, service apartment and holiday booking as well


Promoted by the TV18, Reliance ADAG and few more. Perhaps has the most tieups - most of the airlines in here including Spicejet, Indigo and Air Deccan. Very comphrensive and good service - the only one I have used.


Not exactly an Indian site - but does offer comphrensive flight information and connecting flights as well. Haven't seen it too much to comment but doesn't look bad at all.


Has tieups with Air Deccan, Spicejet but no Kingfisher!


No Indian - airlines that is, seems have to tieup with all the private players. Precaution than repenting ? :)

If you have some other site that you know - comment and let me know - Will include !


Saurabh Nanda said...

Dude, Cleartrip does have Deccan!

Anonymous said...

You can include
Flightraja.com as well.

Vinod said...

Guys little correction .
These sites do not have individual tie-ups with each airline,instead they fetch data from One of the four popular GDS systems like Sabre,Amadeus,Galileo and worldspan .
You can create your own booking sites too contact me at vinod.lakhanpal@gmail.com for more information.
untill then just Yo !

Anonymous said...

Hi Vinod:

How these online Flight ticket Booking Engine Works for sites like yaatra.com or Makemytrip.com or any other site. do they get only data with some GDS and Pay them or do they need tie up with all Airlines?
Do they IATA Memmebership also?

How their commision works. I mean how how they get the Profit.