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Air India old age discount, Will 60 years old get Air India Flight tickets at half the price

Viral Claim: The viral message claims, The Aviation Ministry passes the air fare brought forward to PM Narendra Modi. All senior citizens of Indian nationality and permanently residing in India over 60 years of age get Air India Flight tickets at half the price for travel within INDIA.

Facts Check: True

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The Aviation Ministry passes the air fare brought forward to PM Narendra Modi. All senior citizens of Indian nationality and permanently residing in India over 60 years of age get Air India Flight tickets at half the price for travel within INDIA. Air India Express Air India

 

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The Aviation Ministry passes the air fare brought forward to Modi
All senior citizens of Indian nationality and permanently residing in India over 60 years of age get Air India Flight tickets at half the price for travel within INDIA.

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Facts Check News: Yes, it is true that senior citizens are offered 50% discount on domestic flight tickets on Air India. The message is viral from long time on the social media and people has been occasionally sharing this information over the social media.

 

As per Airindia,

The following discounts are offered only on the Domestic sectors of Air India.

Effective 01st September, 2017, the following discounts are offered only on the Domestic sectors of Air India.

Concessions for Armed Forces Personnel

Discount offered to Gallantry Award Winners

Other Concessions

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Discounts offered on humanitarian grounds

Sports Related discounts

Concessionary Fares are not applicable on Regional Connectivity Alliance Air Code Share Flights and on Airindia Express Code share domestic flights.

For all concessionary fare types, concessions are given on specific RBDs. There may be lower restricted fares available at the time. Kindly de-select Concessionary types to check the same.

 

 

As per timesofindia, article Apr 22, 2017, Indian citizen aged over 60 years will be able to avail of 50% discount on Air India basic fares. The eligibility age was reduced from 63 to 60 in 2017.

Different airlines offer discounts over time to attract more passengers. Recently in 2019, IndiGo offered a considerable 6% off on the base fare to its travellers aged 60 and above. All other charges are applicable such as in-flight food .

Spicejet

Spicejet is also giving a discount of 6% on its base fare to senior citizens on domestic travel. 


Claim Review: Will 60 years old get Air India Flight tickets at half the price

Fact Check: True