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Explained: What is PNR data, why will Indian airlines have to share it?

This information will be used by the Customs department for surveillance and risk assessment of international passengers


If needed, the information may be shared with the Indian government, law enforcement agencies, or authorities in other countries.

BS Web Team New Delhi
From August 8, Indian airlines will provide details of international passengers to the National Customs Targeting Centre-Passenger, 24 hours prior to departure of flights. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has made this mandatory under its new Passenger Name Record Information Regulations, 2022.

Here’s why airlines need to share passenger details and what happens if they fail to comply.

What information do airlines have to provide?

Airlines need to share the following information:
- Passenger name
- Contact and payment details
- Gender
- Date of birth
- Passport number
- PNR code
- Date of booking and travel
- Frequent

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First Published: Aug 18 2022 | 8:16 PM IST

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