Air India

Air India

An Overview of Air India

Air India is the national carrier of India. Air India is the third largest airline in India in terms of number of passengers carried after Indigo and Jet Airways. Air India was founded in 1932 by J.R.D Tata, and the airline started operations on 15th October 1932. In 1932, the airline was named Tata Airlines and when the company became a public limited company in 1946 it was named Air India. Air India is owned by Air India Limited, a Government of India enterprise. Air India has its headquarters at New Delhi. Air India has its primary hubs at Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai and Its secondary hubs at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata and Chennai International Airport. It became a member of the prestigious Star Alliance in 2014.


Air India owns a fleet of 118 aircrafts which consist of both Boeings and Airbus’. Air India owns 41 wide body aircrafts to cater to long haul international flights and 66 narrow body aircrafts for medium haul and regional flights. The wide body fleet consists of Boeing 777-200LR, 777-300ER, 747-400,787-800 and the narrow body fleet comprises of Airbus A319, A320 (Twin Class), A320 (Classic) and A321. These aircrafts includes the ones that Air India leases from other companies.


Air India being the national airlines of India, connects India to the rest of the world. Air India flies to more than 101 destinations which includes 66 domestic and 35 international destinations across the globe. Top Air India routes include New Delhi-Mumbai, New Delhi-Udaipur, Hyderabad-New Delhi, Hyderabad-Mumbai, New Delhi-Gaya, Gaya-New Delhi, Amritsar-New Delhi, Bangalore-Trivandrum, Mumbai-New Delhi, Dehradun-New Delhi, New Delhi-Dehradun, New Delhi-Hyderabad, New Delhi-Leh, New Delhi-Chennai, New Delhi-Varanasi, Gaya-Varanasi, Chennai-Bangalore, Chennai-New Delhi, Chennai-Trivandrum, Varanasi-New Delhi, Bangalore-Chennai, Mumbai-Hyderabad, New Delhi-Jabalpur, Calicut-Cochin, Kolkata-Gaya, Trivandrum-Chennai, New Deli- Vienna, Chennai- Frankfurt, Bangalore-Frankfurt, New Delhi-Frankfurt, Mumbai-Munich, Mumbai-Frankfurt, Mumbai-Zurich, New Delhi- Munich, Kolkata-Singapore, Mumbai-Istanbul, New Delhi-Zurich, Bangalore-Male, New Delhi-Chicago, New Delhi-Singapore, Hyderabad-Chicago, Mumbai-Cairo, New Delhi-Seoul, Mumbai-Addis Ababa, Mumbai-New York, Mumbai-Mauritius, New Delhi-Adis Ababa, Cochin-Chennai,Kolkata-Yangon, and many more.

Cabin Classes:

Air India has three cabin classes namely, First Class, Executive Class and Economy.

Air India’s First Class exemplifies luxury. The First Class has only 12 seats, the 1-1 configuration ensures you always have an aisle seat and a window seat both at the same time. Seats n the First Class are fully reclining and get converted to lie-flat beds. Air India’s First Class promises to tantalize your taste buds, passengers can choose from a wide array of entrees and liqueurs.

The Executive Class is a haven for Business and Leisure Travelers. Air India’s Executive Class has spacious cabins and comfortable seats, aisle or window seats for every passenger on the 747 aircrafts and Exclusive and priority check in facility.

Economy Class on board the Air India aircrafts have comfortable seats for the budget minded traveler. Passengers travelling Economy can choose from Indian or Continental meals on board, The TV monitors for in-flight entertainment are very well positioned and each passenger can choose from special diets at the time of booking of the air tickets.

Baggage Allowance:

Air India being a full cost carrier allows free check in baggage. Passengers flying on domestic routes will be allowed to check in 25 kgs of baggage. On International routes passengers travelling Economy are allowed to check in 20 kgs, Executive Class passengers are allowed to check in 30 kgs of baggage and First Class passengers are allowed to check in 40 kgs of baggage. The cabin baggage however is same for all the classes and is restricted at 8 kgs per passenger.

The AirIndia web check in facility is available within 48 hours of departure of the flight and will close 2 hours prior departure.

Frequent Flyer Program:

Air India’s frequent flyer program is named Flying Returns, This was India’s first frequent flyer program, and it is also one of the most rewarding programs in the region. As a member you can earn points each time you travel with Air India and redeem these points with Air India and 27 other Star Alliance partners. Flying Returns is a three- tier program. The Three tiers are named Silver edge club, Golden edge club and The Maharaja club. Members of the Flying Returns program receive bonus miles, excess baggage allowance, and dedicated check in counters, priority boarding and priority baggage delivery.

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