New Delhi:Â Armed forces personnel will be able to take along a companion on Air India flights without paying the base fare until 15 August, Indiaâ€™s 71st Independence Day.
Active personnel of the Army, Navy and Air Force can book an economy fare ticket for themselves and get a free ticket for a companion on the entire domestic network of the airline.
The companions will only have to pay levies, the airline said in a note to travel agents that was reviewed byÂ Mint.
So, for a Delhi-Mumbai flight for Sunday, which is currently available for Rs7,511, the armed forces personnel need not pay Rs6,925â€”the base fareâ€”for taking along a companion.
The airline said the offer will be limited to economy class travel and the companion must travel together with the armed forces personnel. Changes to such tickets are not allowed.