Other Concessions

Other Concessions

Residents of India who qualify for concessionary fares based on humanitarian grounds will receive off base airfare for domestic and select international short haul flights in economy class.

Eligibility and required documentation

Blind persons: Must carry copy of a certificate issued by an eye hospital or medical practitioner (not less than MBBS) stating that the passenger is totally blind in both eyes.

Mobility challenge: Passengers with at least 80% locomotor impairment require a certificate issued by a chief district medical officer or a board constituted by government hospital.

Cancer patients: Travelling for the purpose of a medical check-up or treatment must submit an application and a certificate issued by a cancer hospital or institute.

Recipients of our highest civilian award can receive a discount on base airfare by showing a copy of the Bharat Ratna award certificate signed by the president of India.

Concession Details

The discount will be applied to base airfare for one-way and round-trip bookings within India territory, in economy class.

The concessionary fares on this page cannot be booked online. Kindly contact the nearest Air India office to book at least three days before the date of departure.

Standard fees apply for flight changes, cancellations, or refunds. Concessionary fares are available only on flight operated by Air India and do not apply to Air India Express codeshare flights. See complete terms and conditions below.

Terms & Conditions 

  • Travel: Applicable on any domestic route within India for flights operated by Air India.
  • Advance reservation and ticketing:
    • Reservations and ticketing for each travel segment must be completed at the same time.
    • Waitlist and standby not permitted.
    • Sales restriction: Concessionary fares can be issued from Air India city ticketing offices,  airport ticketing offices and the Air India call centre.
  • Sale and travel validity: Effective from 01 November 2022 until further notice.
  • Discount is valid on both one-way and round-trip bookings.
  • Fare rules for cancellations, refunds, rebooking, and reissues as per the respective cabin class will apply.
  • Concessional fares are subject to availability of seats.
  • The tickets are non-endorsable, non-reroutable.
  • No name changes are permitted.
  • Proper verification of valid ID/documents: 
    • Identity verification is MANDATORY and will be carried out at the time of ticketing at a city ticketing office or airport ticketing office and again at check-in points at the airport.
    • Passengers must carry proof of identification throughout the journey. No one has the authority to waive the condition of documentation check. 
    • Boarding will be denied if identity proof is not provided at the boarding gate. 
    • Airport managers and duty managers undertake surprise checks. 
    • If required ID/documents are not presented when requested, the basic fare will be forfeited, and the ticket/s will become non-refundable. Only taxes and levies will be refunded.
  • Free baggage allowance of 25 kg is applicable.
  • All general conditions of carriage apply.