Air Fare Concession Revised for Defence Category

Air India Revenue Management Department issued Circular No 2964 dated 28 September 2022 regarding Revision of Concessionary Fares. This circular supersedes all earlier circulars regarding Concessionary Fares.

It has been decided by the Air India Authority that to revise the Concessionary Fares with effect from 29th September 2022.  The changes are applicable for Tickets issued on/after 29th September 2022.  The details of changes are as under:

Sr.No.CategoriesConcession and Reservation Booking Designator (RBD)
1Senior Citizens25% of Basic Fare in RBDs K,Q,V & W .
2Student Concession,

There is no change of concession for the other categories of passengers. The existing discount will apply on revised applicable RBDs as given in below table:

Sr.No
.
CategoriesConcession and Reservation Booking Designator (RBD)
1Armed Forces Concession50% of Basic Fare on RBDs K,Q,V & W. .
2Para-Military Forces Concession
3War Widows &Widows of CAPF (Central Armed Police Force) & AR(Assam Rifles) and CPOs(Central Police Organizations)
4General Reserve Engineering Force personnel
5War Disabled officers
6Armed Forces Personnel – recipient of the highest bravery award concession
7Civilians – recipient of gallantry awards
8Recipients of President’s Police Medal for Gallantry and Police Medal for Gallantry
9Arjuna Awardees
10Blind person concession
11Cancer patients concessions
12Locomotor Disability Concession

Note: All applicable fees / taxes are payable by the passenger.

Text Box: Details of documentation check to be carried and fares codes to be used in concessionary fares are appended.Terms and Conditions to be applicable :

1. Advance Reservation &Ticketing:

  1. Reservations for each sector and ticketing must be completed at the same time.
  2. Waitlist and standby not permitted.
  3. Ticketing for departure of each trip must be completed at least 03  Days before Departure from Fare Component Origin.
  4. Sales Restriction : Concessionary Fares can be issued from Air India City Ticketing Office (CTO), Airport Ticketing Office(ATO), Call Centre and from www.airindia.in
  5. Sale & Travel Validity: with effect from 29th September 2022 till further notice.
  6. Discount is valid on both one way and round trip bookings.
  7. Fare rules for cancellations, refunds, rebooking & reissues as per the respective RBD will apply.
  8. Concessional fares are subject to availability of seats.
  9. The tickets are non-endorsable, non- reroutable.
  10. No name changes are permitted.
  11. Proper verification of Valid ID / documents must MANDATORILY be carried out at the time of ticketing at City Ticketing office (CTO) & Airport Ticketing Office (ATO) and check-in points at Airport.
  12. Passengers MUST carry original documents and to avail the concession.
  13. Boarding will be denied if the identity proof is not provided at the boarding gate.

Passengers would have to carry proof of identification throughout the journey.

a.   As per CMD’s instructions, no one will have authority to waive condition of documentation check.

b.   In case the relevant ID /Documents are not presented at the time of check-in, the basic fare will be forfeited and the ticket/s will become non-refundable (Only Taxes & levies will be refunded).

  1.   Airport Managers / Duty Managers to undertake surprise checks.
  2.   Normal baggage allowance of 01pc/25 Kgs. is applicable.
  3.   All the general terms of carriage apply

Documentation Check and Fares Code.

Sr. No.Concession TypeBriefIdentification /
Documentation Check
Code
1Armed Forces ConcessionActive Military Personnel of Indian Armed Forces and their family members travelling at their own expense are eligible for concession. (Family includes Spouse, dependent children between 02 and 26 years of age and dependent Parents. Married children are not considered as part of family)Official ID card issued to the serving personnel and dependent card issued to the family members.PTC: MIL FA RE BASIS:MIL50
2Para Military Forces ConcessionPara-Military forces include BSF/ ITBP/ CISF/ CRPF/RPF/ NSG/ SSB/ COAST GAURDS/ ASSAM RIFLES/ IB. Active members and their family are eligible for concession. (Family includes Spouse, dependent children between 02 and 26 years of age and dependent Parents. (Married children are not considered as part of family).Official ID card issued to the serving personnel and dependent card issued to the family members.PTC: REC FARE BASIS:PML50
3Student ConcessionA student studying in India, enrolled for a full time course of at least one academic year at an educational establishment recognized / aided by /or affiliated to any Central / State Govt. educational board, University etc. Age 12-26Yrs on the date of commencement of journey.ID card issued by the educational institute.PTC: STU FARE BASIS:SD75
4War Widows ConcessionWar widows of Indian Armed Forces personnel.ID card issued by the Ministry of DefensePTC: MDP FARE BASIS:WML50
Widows of CAPF (Central Armed Police Force) & AR(Assam Rifles) and CPOs(Central Police Organizations)Operational casualty Certificate issued by DG of Concerned Forces (Annexure 2932B)
5General Reserve Engineering Force Personnel ConcessionActive Personnel of General Reserve Engineering Force and their family members travelling at their own expense. (Family includes Spouse, dependent children between 02 and 26 years of age and dependent Parents. Married children are not considered as part of family).Official ID card issued to the serving personnelPTC: MIR FA RE BA SIS:GML50
Sr.No.Concession TypeBriefIdentification /
Documentation Check
Code
6War Disabled Officers ConcessionWar disabled officers and their family members travelling at their own expense. (Family includes Spouse, dependent children between 02 and 26 years of age and dependent Parents. Married children are not considered as part of family).Official ID card issued to the serving personnel and dependent card issued to the family members.PTC: MCR FARE BASIS:YML50
7Armed Forces Personnel – Recipients of Highest Bravery Award ConcessionEx and Active Military Personnel of Indian Armed Forces who are recipients of Highest Bravery AwardsOfficial ID card issued by Army/Navy/Air Force Headquarters.PTC: MRE FARE BASIS:XML50
Post-Independence Awards
Level l: ParamVir Chakra and Ashok Chakra
Level ll: Mahavir Chakra and Kirti Chakra
Level III: Vir Chakra and Shaurya Chakra
 
Pre-Independence Awards
Level l: Victoria Cross, George Cross
Level ll: Distinguished Service Cross, Military Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, George Medal.
8Civilians – Recipients of Gallantry AwardsCivilians, who are recipients of Gallantry awards viz., Ashok Chakra and Kirti Chakra conferred on them by the President of India.ID card issued by the Ministry of Home affairs.PTC: MXS FARE BA SIS:GA50
9Recipients of President’s Police Medal for Gallantry and Police Medal for GallantryPolice personnel who are recipients of the following Police Medals:ID card / certificate issued by the Ministry of Home affairs.PTC: MSB FA RE BASIS:RPM50
President’s Police Medal for Gallantry.
Police Medal for Gallantry.
1 0Arjuna AwardeesRecipients of Arjuna Award are offered Six one way or return tickets in a financial year.Arjuna awardee will be required to present a photocopy of the Scroll / Certificate conferring the Arjuna award.PTC: GCT FA RE BA SIS:AA50
Sr.No.Concession TypeBriefIdentification / Documentation CheckCode
11Blind Person Concessio nOnly for those persons who are totally blind and are resident of India. Photocopy of the certificate issued by an Ey e Hospital or Medical Practitioner (not less than MBBS), stating that the person is totally blind in both the Eyes.Photocopy of the certificate issued by an Ey e Hospital or Medical Practitioner (not less than MBBS), stating that the person is totally blind in both the Eyes.PTC: BLD FA RE BASIS:BP50
12Cancer Patients ConcessionOnly for those persons who are Resident of India and suffering from Cancer and are travelling for the purpose of medical check- up/treatment. Travel permitted between place of residence and the place of treatment where the cancer hospital/ Cancer Institute is located. Travel permitted within India as well as on India – Nepal sectors.An application from the passenger stating that he/she is proceeding for treatment supported by a certificate issued by Cancer hospital or an Institute.PTC: MED FARE BA SIS:CP50
1 3Locomotor Disability ConcessionDisabled persons suffering from locomotor disability to the extent of 80% and above and are residents of India. Conditions falling under this category include cases of- Paraplegia, Hemiplegia, Cerebral palsy, severe cases of Poliomyelitis, Ky phosis, Muscular dystrophies, Amputees.Certificate issued by a Chief District medical officer or a board constituted by Government hospital.PTC: DIS FA RE BA SIS:LD50
1 4Senior Citizen ConcessionA Senior citizen of Indian Nationality, permanently residing in India and should have attained the age of 60 y ears on the date of commencement of journey.Any valid Photo ID with date of birth e.g., Voter’s ID card, Aadhar Card, Passport, Driving license, senior citizens ID card issued by Air India etc.PTC:SRC FA RE BA SIS:SCD75
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