Air Travel Concession for ESM & Dependents upto 75% : Get Benefit

An overview of Air Travel Concession for ESM & Dependents

Govt rules and updates on Air Travel Concession for ESM & Dependents is being discussed in this article. The members of Indian Armed Forces are well reognised in our society for their Sacrifice for mother land. In adverse condition they commit the task and duties assigned to them without raising any question.

Mountains and desert are no more barrier for them. Govt of India has extended several welfare scheme for Ex-servicemen, war widows and their family members through Directorate of Ex-serviceman Welfare and Kendriya Sainik Board.  Various welfare schemes are being launched from time to extend support to our veterans who served and sacrificed the major part of their life for safe living of the citizen of India.

Air Travel Concession is one the most effective Welfare Schemes for ESM community.  You might have in necessity to travel by air for various purpose within the country. Then this article is for you.  Some specified categories of ESM are eligible to avail the Air Travel Concession Extended by KSB.

Who all are eligible for Air Travel Concession for ESM & Dependents

The categories mentioned below are eligible to the following concessions in fare for air travel in domestic flights of the Indian Airlines:

  • 75% concession to Recipients of Gallantry Awards of class I & II viz. PVC, Ashok Chakra, MVC and Kirti Chakra, Victoria Cross, George Cross, Distinguished Service cross, Military Cross, distinguished Flying Cross and George Medal.
  • 50% concession to permanently war disabled officers who have been invalidated out of service and the dependent members of their families.
  • 50% concession to War widows of post Independence era.

How this Air Travel Concession for ESM & Dependents can be availed ?

If you are eligible to get the Air Travel Concession as per criteria mentioned above, carry following documents while purchasing air tickets.

  • ESM Identity card
  • Copy of Discharge Book
  • For dependents, must carry Dependent Card

Some more details about Air Travel Concession for ESM & Dependents

In addition, some private Air Ways Services also offering 50% Air Travel Concession to ESM and their dependents.  To get such benefit go to the concerned Air Way websites for booking.  The concession is available only on

For example, if you book a ticket  in Air Aasia through make my trip from Delhi to Bangalore on 15 Sept 2020, the fare as General (without concession) is 7422/-.  In the other hand, If you purchase this ticket in Armed Forces Quota, the fare is Rs 5965/-.  So a substantial amount of concession can be seen here for ESM, Serving Soldier/dependents


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