Air India has announced the launch of a new scheme that will allow flight passengers’ spouses to travel on domestic services for free.
The new initiative will apply to spouses of passengers who have purchased an Executive Class ticket for most of the airline’s domestic flights.
Air India’s Spouse Plus scheme comes into effect on Wednesday (January 7th), with fuel surcharges also being waived. Both passengers will, however, have to pay a passenger service fee and user development fee.
According to an Air India press release: "The offer will be available on all flights on the extensive domestic network of Air India except : Mumbai-Goa, Delhi-Coimbatore, Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram, Delhi-Kozhikode, Delhi-Kochi, Delhi-Bhubaneshwar, Delhi-Raipur, Delhi-Nagpur and Raipur-Nagpur and corresponding return sectors."
The offer will remain valid until February 28th.
The Indian government announced in 2007 that Air India would be merged with Indian Airlines.
It is currently the country’s second-largest airline, in terms of passenger numbers, behind Jet Airways.