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Around 185% increase in searches for domestic flights compared to 2019 for the Republic Day long weekend: KAYAK data

KAYAK searches reveals that with the travel sector returning back to normal, Indian travellers show keen interest for domestic and even international destinations for Republic day.

All prices and search data are based on searches (between 1.11.2022 to 01.01.2023) for travel from January 26 – January 29 2023. These have been compared to searches (between 01.11.2019 to 01.01.2020) for travel from January 26 – January 29 2020.

The world’s leading travel search engine, KAYAK, witnessed a significant rise in flight searches for the Republic Day long weekend period with domestic return flight searches up about 185%, flights to Asia increasing by around 12%, and long haul international flight searches up about 24% compared to the same search period in 2019.

Commenting on this, Tarun Tahiliani, Country Manager, KAYAK, said, “The great timing of the long weekend around the Republic Day seems to be a good motivation for Indians to set travelling, with domestic flight searches around Republic Day being up by over 185% this year compared to the same period pre-pandemic. Our data also shows an increase of around 24% for international flight searches, which indicates that Indians have also smartly planned their long-haul trips over the long weekend. The most searched destinations for Indian travellers over the period include Goa, Dubai, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangkok. For those still to make plans, websites like provide powerful planning tools and features that help travellers save money and make confident decisions, including things like flexible search filters, price alert and price forecast tools.”

KAYAK search insights for Republic Day Long Weekend (January 26 – January 29 2023):

  • Average price domestic return economy flight – approximately INR 10,113 (up about 41% on 2019)
  • Average price for long haul international return economy flight – approximately INR 73,576 (up about 32% on 2019)
  • Average price for return economy flight to Asia – approximately INR 28,46 (up about 37% on 2019)
  • Average price for one night in a 3 – 4 star domestic hotel – approximately INR 6,305

Most searched destinations for the Republic Day Long Weekend

  • Goa, India
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • New Delhi, India
  • Mumbai, India
  • Bangkok, Thailand

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