Travel Smart: 3 new reasons to use IRCTC AIR for online air ticket booking in India

Hidden Gems of India: Uncover Lesser-Known Destinations with IRCTC Air

Whether you want to book a workcation or a family holiday, find out how you can use the 3 new amazing features, recently added on the IRCTC Air website ( and app, for online air ticket booking in India & change the way you travel!

Traveling to a new destination is always an adventure. But to avoid unwanted hazards and last-minute tension, it’s advisable to make your air flight booking through a trusted online travel agent only. Like IRCTC Air! Which, offer the innumerable airline options, a bouquet of exclusive flight deals & offers that are tailored to suit your interest. IRCTC Air has been at the forefront of providing best-in-class customer experience since its inception. To add a new dimension to your travel requirements and double your joy of quick & convenient online flight booking experience on website & app, IRCTC Air has introduced 3 new amazing features! Each of these features is focused on delivering services and experiences that will allow you to save more, book flight tickets with minimum hassles as well as enable it to have a stronger connection with the user, both old and new. So, without further ado, visit or download the IRCTC Air app and just by a simple tap unlock a world of unlimited benefits, features & smart travel solutions.

A peek into the 3 new exciting features of IRCTC Air

Visiting several portals to search for competitive flight fares; exclusive deals & offers or a secure & wide array of payment options is a time-consuming process and often limits your trip planning capabilities. Therefore, IRCTC Air has made it easier for the users to find all these benefits and more in one single place by introducing them on both its website and app. Now users will be able to make fresh flight bookings using Credit Shell or availing special Defence Fares and choose to pay from a long list of safe and secure payment options when booking online air tickets in India through the IRCTC Air website or app. That’s not all! As a government authorized online travel partner, stranded Indian travelers wanting to fly back to their homeland or place of work or education can also book tickets on “special repatriation flight” operating under ‘Vande Bharat Mission phase 6’ through IRCTC Air till 25th October 2020.

Grab some information on each of the newly introduced features of IRCTC Air

  • Avail special Indian Armed Forces fares for travel across India:

If you are a serving or retired Indian Armed Forces personnel or their dependent, here’s some good news for you! You can now avail special airfares under the ‘DEFENCE FORCES’ feature of the IRCTC Air website & app. No need to visit multiple websites to search for low-cost airlines or buy last-minute expensive flight tickets. Just visit IRCTC Air, compare hundreds of flights, select the one that suits your requirement, share details and avail special flight deals & discounts using the ‘Defence Forces’ fare feature. The facility of armed forces concession on air tickets is also applicable for all Paramilitary forces personnel including BSF/ ITBP/ CISF/ RPF/ NSG/ Assam Rifles/ SSB/ Coast Guards and their family members & dependants.

Here’s what you need to do to avail flight deals under the new ‘Defence Forces’ feature of IRCTC Air.

  • Log on to
  • Select journey type (whether one-way, return, or multi-city)
  • Select “Armed forces” Fare
  • Enter Origin & Destination city/airport, date of travel, number of passengers, and preferred class of travel and hit the search button
  • Subsequently, you’ll be shown the option with a list of flights as per your selection of dates
  • After comparing the cost & selection of fare
  • Enter passenger details,
  • Enter Armed Forces Personnel/ Dependents ID Card No. and proceed to make the booking.
  • Make safe payment with your preferred mode through Debit/Credit card/Netbanking etc.
  • As soon as the payment is done, you’ll receive a booking confirmation SMS & Email on your registered mobile no & email ID.
  • Easily book flights using your ‘Credit Shell’ money:

Did your flight get canceled or suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic?

Are you wondering how to make fresh flight booking using the credit shell amount received from the airlines against a canceled PNR?

Log in to to rebook a flight using the new ‘CREDIT SHELL’ feature!

Through this feature, you can easily check your credit balance in just one click and also make fresh flight bookings on all the airlines by paying a nominal price of INR 1 on and above fare difference.

Steps to follow for credit shell booking:

  • On the IRCTC Air homepage, click on the ‘Credit Shell’ tab
  • Enter your PNR & Name
  • Search for a flight of your choice
  • Share the required details
  • On the payments page, select ‘use credit shell’
  • In case of the price difference, pay using your preferred mode
  • Receive booking confirmation & flight ticket on your registered email ID.
  • Make safe payments through multiple channels:

 As a brand at the forefront of technology innovation in the online travel space, IRCTC Air is always on the lookout to adopting newer ways and means to make the whole online flight booking experience easy and convenient for the end-user. It is on a constant mission to make sure the users get access to the best possible products & services. Therefore, to enhance the convenience quotient of the users, IRCTC Air has introduced “Multiple safe & secure payment options” through which users can choose to pay for their flight tickets using a credit card, debit card, internet banking, BHIM/UPI, etc. among other. At present, there is the trend of e-wallets and electronic payment options and for this purpose, IRCTC Air has expanded its payments ambit to make all options available to the users to facilitate swift & safe payment procedures.

Offering an array of new features, unmatched experience, and a user-friendly interface for online air ticket booking in India, the IRCTC Air app is definitely a winner compared to other air flight booking apps currently available in the market.

What are the other benefits you can avail while making air flight booking through IRCTC Air?

  • The lowest convenience fee of Rs. 50
  • Free-of-cost air travel insurance with coverage of Rs.50 lakhs on every booking irrespective of the choice of travel class or airline
  • Competitive fares
  • Multicity flight booking at no extra cost
  • High level of transparency, which means when you do online flight booking with us, no extra charges or hidden fee is added to the total price
  • Easy cancellation & refund
  • Round the clock customer care service

How can you download the IRCTC Air app for any time & anywhere air flight booking?

If you have not downloaded the IRCTC Air app yet, then go to Google Play Store or App Store to download the latest version of the app for free! And if you already have the IRCTC Air app downloaded on your phone, we suggest you upgrade to the latest version to have access to our 3 new amazing features and enjoy the best online flight booking experience ever.

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