The entire Indian sub-continent is a very price sensitive market as Sean B747-437B mentioned in his latest post. That is why you see airlines which have ultra cheap fares like Aeroflot having over a 30% market share on the YYZ
route. Kuwait Airways too out of ORD
has a sizeable market share of USA NRI pax going to India going to India especially to places such as COK-TRV-MAA due to its v low and attractive fare deals.
People in USA who want to fly to India in December, book-reserve and pay for their seats literally 7-10 months in advance to get the cheapest fare on offer as if u want to fly to India in Dec and make a booking in late summer, even though its 6 months before travel date, you're looking at a US $ 2000+ ticket price tag. However, if u make the booking in February, the price ranges from US $ 1100-1500 depending on airline and date of travel in Dec dep USA.
A friend of B 747-437B and mine booked his 2 sons in mid April BOS
and in April the cheapest fare on offer at the time was US $ 1800!!! So you can just imagine what fares LH
were charging late booking passenges in the summer and autumn seasons.