Concessionary Fares for Students

Concessionary Fares for Students

Students in India receive a discount on base fare for domestic and select international short haul flights for travel between home and school. 

Eligible students are: 
  • Studying in India
  • At least 12 years old on the day travel begins
  • Enrolled in full-time course for at least one academic year 
  • Attending an educational establishment recognized, aided by, or affiliated with a central or state government, educational board, university, etc.
Eligible routes and required documentation

Students are required to carry an ID card issued by an eligible academic institution for travel between their home town and place of study. 


Discount will be applied to base airfare for one-way or round-trip bookings within India territory in economy class. Discount amounts vary and will be clearly displayed during the booking process. 

To qualify for this discount, travellers must book tickets 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.

Terms & Conditions 

  • Travel: Applicable on any domestic route within India for flights operated by Air India.
  • Advance reservation and ticketing:
  • 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.