Even as the state-run carrier celebrated ‘Air India Day’ on Wednesday with a promotional Rs 100 fare offer, its online booking website crashed within minutes of the announcement causing disappointment for the many passengers eyeing a good deal and the Air India website's service was still unavailable on Thursday.
The airline website, however, is working today and hopeful passengers can now go online to book tickets.
Air India had announced discounted tickets offer for Rs 100 for a limited period to celebrate its merger with erstwhile Indian Airlines. Under the 'Air India Offer' — a scheme offering tickets for Rs 100 apart from all applicable taxes — tickets are being sold through the airline’s website exclusively for five days from August 27 to 31 for travel between August 27 and September 30 this year.
However, after few hours of the announcement of the offer, customers started facing problem in accessing Air India website with messages such as 'service unavailable' page.