Unable to handle the unprecedented traffic following the base offer, Air India's website went down on Wednesday.
The site crashed minutes after it announced tickets for Rs 100.
Air India is celebrating its merger with erstwhile Indian Airlines as 'Air India Day' on Wednesday, offering tickets for Rs. 100 for a limited period.
On the occasion, the national carrier launched 'Air India Offer' -- a scheme offering tickets for Rs. 100 apart from all applicable taxes.
The sale of these tickets would be made only through the airline's website for five days from today to 31 for travel during the period August 27 to September 30 only.
Those thrilled with the offer, went on to open the site to find two messages- 'Service unavailable and the page would not load.