Air India LTC 80 Fare for Central Government Employees – Features and Conditions

Central Government Employees drawing grade pay of Rs.5400 and above can travel by air for the tours performed on official duty and while proceeding on LTC. In addition to this eligibility, all Central Government employees can either fully travel by air or for partial distance depending on the classification of their post as “A”, “B” or “C”, while proceeding on LTC to North East Region and Jammu & Kashmir.

However, the air fare that is reimbursed by the Government for LTC will be restricted to LTC 80 fare relating to flights opertaed by Air India.

What is LTC 80?

LTC 80 is a scheme offered by Air India for booking air tickets when central government officers avail LTC. Prior to July 2009, tariff under LTC 80 was not very significant as officers were allowed to travel in private airlines while claiming LTC. In such cases rates under LTC 80 were reimbursed to officers irrespective the amount spent by them for traveling in private airlines.

However, after July 2009, except for travel to NER and J&K availing LTC, travel by private airlines while proceeding on LTC is not allowed and further officers are allowed to claim only the amount not exceeding the LTC 80 rates, when they traveled by Air India in the categories other than LTC 80.

Feature of LTC 80:

  • This is a special category for Government Employees who travel in Economy Class
  • You can not avail child & Infant Fare or any other discount under this scheme.
  • Tickets booked under LTC Scheme are refundable. However you will have to pay refund Fee of Rs. 150 per ticket, cancelled at least 1hour prior to the departure. But if you get the Ticket cancelled less than 1hour prior to the departure, it will be treated as no-show.
  • You can re-book and change your reservation by paying just Rs.150 per ticket at least 1hour prior to departure.
  • After commencement of the journey you cannot Re-Route your booking.
  • For verification you are required to carry the Employee Identity Card while traveling. You are also required to present your Employee identity card at the time of issuance of the tickets for necessary endorsement on the tickets.
  • Your ticket will be Non-endorsable and valid to travel on Air India only.
  • If you are an Employee of the State, Central Government, Public Sector Undertakings or employee of the educational institutions recognized/aided by Centre, State Government and or affiliated to any of the University/ Educational Boards then you and your family members traveling on leave and availing LTC facility are eligible for availing this scheme.
  • Under this scheme your booking should be on confirmed basis.
  • You can purchase your ticket under this scheme from Air India booking offices and approved travel agents.


Air Travel by Central Government Employees in the case of LTC – General Conditions

General LTC:

  • Travel by Air India only
  • In economy class only irrespective of entitlement
  • LTC-80 ticket of Air India only to be purchased
  • Air tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines or by utilising the services of authorised travel Agents

LTC for J&K:

  • Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit J&K while availing LTC is available to all the categories of Government Employees including those entitled to travel by air. (DOPT OMs 31011/2/2003-Estt (A-IV) dated 18.06.2010 and 5.08.2010
  • Air tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines at booking counters or through website of Airlines or by utilising the services of authorized travel Agents


Leave Travel Concession

One Time Relaxation for LTC 80 Claims





  1. An employee who is not entitled to HTC can avail LTC to J&K by Air though his Grade Pay is below Rs. 5400?

  2. Fresh recruits to Central Govt. who are availing HTC on three occasions in a block of four years and to any place in India on forth occasion can avail LTC to J&K or North East region in conversion of one block of HTC?

  3. I have a query. While availing LTC 80 what would one have to do if there is no direct flight to the requiste destination? Will the fares of the connecting flights boarded to reach a desired destination be reimbursed in full? For instance, there is no direct flight between Nagpur and Chennai, one has to travel via Hyderabed or via Mumbai. Would the applicant be reimbursed in full or would some kind of conditions apply in such cases? Looking forward to your response. Thanks

  4. I wish to travel on LTC by ship  to Lakshdweep by SHIP from kochi. Pls clarify if the entire amount is reimbursible and under what  authority.

    1. DLTC is for executive class fare and HLTC is for ecomomy class fare … buy only HLTC for reimbursment.

  5. i want to go to thirunalveli on home town LTC. the nearest air port is tuticorin and air india do not have any service. whether i can go by other air lines. please advise.

  6. Yes, what is HLTC & DLTC stand for?  Whether total fare means DLTC + HLTC + Fuel charges?  Kindly clarify. 

  7. Could I get the fare if I travel by Indigo from Delhi to Srinagar and could I claim the LTC 80 fare against that Indigo journey ?

  8. Dear Sirs, I have purchased the Air India Ticket (Economy class) to Mumbai & return through for my LTC from Chennai to Mumbai. I am eligible to travel by Air (My grade Pay is Rs.5400/-) My Officer has rejected my claim saying that I should have bought the tickets only from the the authorised travel Agents. My humble query is that : Is an authorised travel agent or not? Kindly clarify and also please give me a solution.

    1. is not an authorized agent as per the OM issued by DOPT governing the provisions of LTC.

  9. I want to know whethe laste date i.e. 31.5.2012 for availaing LTC to J&K is the same or it is likely to revise shortly.

  10. is it mandatory to purchase ltc 80 ticket from air office or athorised agent.can i purcase normal ticket on line which is much cheaper in advance and claim the lesser amount as compared to ltc 80 

  11. Dear Mr Chandra Nath u may travel by Indigo but u will be reimbursed either LTC fare or indigo fare, whichever is less.

  12. Can I travel by private airlines from Delhi to Bagdogra (Sikkim)and get reimbursement if the fares are lower than LTC80? Pls confirm.

  13. i travel delhi to jammu under ltc 80 from 14/06/2012 to 18/06/2012 is it rumberse?

  14. We have Visited J&K in May 2012 under HLTC by AIR on Private Airline.  Can we again take HLTC next year also.  Rgds Pankaj

    1. LTC block year 2010-13 is currently valid. If you have traveled in the home town block 2010-11 (2010 to 2011) by converting your home town into LTC to NER you will be entitled for Home town LTC in the home town block 2012-2013 (2012 to 2013)

  15. please clarify that fare from Delhi to Chennai is not there in above table. Whether, fare indicated for Chennai to Delhi is applicable for both ways?

  16. sir,

      Who is the authorised agents for booking the air tickets, please, give  the name and address and contact numbers of the  authorised agents. 

  17. I have purchased LTC 80 tickets from air India office and the fare basis is HLTC.
    My office is only reimbursing me the HLTC base fare + fuel charges from the list of LTC 80  fares.

    But the order F. No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.(A) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension Department of Personnel & Training
    New Delhi, the 23rd September, 2008, says that the travel entitlements for LTC will be same as that on official duty/tour except DA.

    So why only Base fare (HLTC ) + fuel charges is reimbursed and taxes are not reimbursed. In official duty taxes are also reimbursed.

  18. I have already purchased air ticket for andaman through spice jet for journey on 09/11/2014 and return on 14/11/2014 again through spice jet. That time I was unaware about the facility of air travel by Air India. But I want to claim the LTC for ship fare which is much less than Air Fare. Whether my LTC reimbursement shall be grant?

  19. My current grade pay is 4200. I joined BARC in 2000. I want to visit Jammu Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar. I am unaware of the LTC fares, I am supposed to get after my claims to travel from Mumbai. I am confused for the mode of transport which I can use, since Air India flights are limited and the seats are already booked by others, I want to stay in Government cottages. I want help. Contacts are 9561506199, 022-45108662. Thanks.

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