Air India has ushered in a new era for military fliers beginning this Independence Day. As a mark of gratitude for the services of soldiers, the state-owned carrier has declared that they will be invited to board its flights ahead of all other travellers.
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Air India has started giving boarding priority to serving Armed Forces personnel from the Army, the Air Force and the Navy.
This exercise commenced on Tuesday (August 15), on the occasion of India’s 71st Independence Day, to recognise, respect and honour all our fighting forces of the past, present and future.
According to AI CMD Ashwani Lohani, “The Armed personnel will be requested to board before first and business class passengers.”
“Serving soldiers will be invited to board all Air India flights even before First Class and Business class travellers. The country is grateful to them for their services and this is our way of honouring the soldiers for their contribution,” Uberoi
The airlines will also be giving discounted air fares to armed forces personnel in the domestic sector.