Take off to India for under $435 return with AirAsia

Posted: 21 June 2018 10:34 am

Save $180+ on flights to the capital of India right now.

Whether you're exploring new territory, returning to an old favourite or visiting relatives in India, AirAsia X is the budget airline to get you there on, well, a budget.

The carrier has just put up a sale on flights from Melbourne or Sydney to Delhi with fares down as low as $423 return.

There's not much in it price-wise between the two starting cities with Melbourne to Delhi claiming the cheaper fare of $423 return while Sydney flights are a tenner more at $433 return.

The cheapest seats fly out in February and March 2019 which are some of the best months to travel as they are right at the end of dry season and when flowers are blooming in the city.

There's no set end date to this sale so you'd best get on the flights quick sticks if you want to secure your trip for as cheap as chips.

You can do that right now via I Want That Flight.

How good are these fares?

  • Price: Great. At their cheapest, you can score flights to Delhi from $401 return but this is during the rainy season. At $20 more, we reckon it's well worth the "splurge" to ensure your trip is as enjoyable weather-wise as it can be.
  • Airline: AirAsia X is a low-cost carrier and does not include extras such as checked luggage, meals and entertainment. You can add these for a fee though this will hike the price up. If you'd prefer travelling on a full-service airline, Malaysia Airlines is offering similar flights from $607 return, based on Melbourne to New Delhi journeys.
  • Weather: Great! March is one of the best months to visit Delhi as it's dry season.
  • Travel time: Good. Total flight time for Melbourne to Delhi journeys is under 17 hours, which includes a stop in New Delhi. Even the more expensive Malaysia Airlines flights can't top that with flight times of 26 hours (outbound), though its inbound service is slightly shorter at 15.5 hours.

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au and has been writing travel and lifestyle content for publications in Australia and the UK for over a decade. She has a penchant for following her nose to the spiciest and most flavoursome foods while on holiday as well as her eyes to the most colourful and sparkly sights and sounds. No secret then that India is her dream holiday.

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