There is a passage scheme prevailing in Air India which is in accordance with the industry practice, and International Air Transport Association (IATA) resolution 788. The Board of Air India has approved Passage Resolutions for the Company which provides 8 to 24 free/concessional passage per year for its employees and their families, subject to availability of seats and the number of years of service of the employees. The holders of all staff tickets are accepted for travel in the aircraft only after all the revenue paying passengers are accommodated. There is no expenditure incurred/likely to be incurred on the same by the Company. Further, employees have to bear the cost of all applicable Taxes like Passenger Service Fee and User Development Fee, Airport Tax etc.
The entitlements of passages and definition of family and taking into account the IATA Resolution 788 of Interline, Common Industry practice, the Board of Directors of Air India approved revised passage regulation which were implemented on 01.10.2013.
Passage Policy for employees of Air India is a part of their Service Regulation and is approved by the Board of Directors of Air India. This information was given by Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today