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IRCTC starts selling air tickets on its website

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, May 18, 2012

The public sector Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched an air ticketing website to improve customer satisfaction and provide a seamless passenger movement over various modes of transport.

Minister of State for Railways Bharatsingh Solanki told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply to a queston today that, in fact, IRCTC was selling air tickets on its website since May 6, 2010 as a white label arrangement with a backend content provider. 
However, now IRCTC has launched an air ticketing website on its own since earlier this month, he said.
Mr Solanki said IRCTC had developed in-house air ticketing module for booking tickets for domestic and international airlines through its website irctc.co.in and railtourismindia.com. 
IRCTC now has directly entered into agreement with various airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher, Spicejet, Indigo and Go Air, he said.
Initially, the customer will be able to book tickets on these airlines for domestic travel and later the international airlines for international travel, the Minister added.
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