Air India

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Air India Information

Air India IATA
AI
Air India ICAO
AIC
Air India Callsign
AIRINDIA
Founded 1932 (as Tata Airlines)
Hubs
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Secondary hubs
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • Frankfurt Airport
Focus cities
  • London Heathrow Airport
Frequent flyer program Flying Returns
Member lounge Maharaja Lounge
Alliance Star Alliance (2010)
Subsidiaries
  • Air-India Express
  • Cargo
Fleet size 35 (+ 27 Orders) (excl.subsidiaries)
Destinations 25 (excl.subsidiaries)
Company slogan "Your Palace in the Sky"
Parent company NACIL
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Key people Arvind Jadhav, Chairman & Managing Director Amod Sharma, Director
Air India Website www.airindia.com

Air India History

Air India is the national airline of India. It is a government-owned enterprise and has a fleet of several Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Air India flies passengers and cargo to destinations in Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. It is the third-biggest airline in India, the second two being Jet Airways and IndiGo from which it faces stiff competition.

Air India has its corporate office at Nariman Point, Mumbai, and there are two terminals, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai and Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The livery of Indian Airlines is in red and white colors. The airline’s logo is a Konark Chakra and a flying swan. The red and orange colors of the logo symbolize vigor and advancement.

History of Air India

  • Renowned Indian entrepreneur J R D Tata inaugurated Air India in the year 1932 under the name of Tata Airlines.
  • It started with a single-engine De Havilland Puss Moth which used to carry mail from Karachi to Ahmedabad and Bombay.
  • After independence 49% of the company was acquired by the Indian government.
  • In 1953, the Indian government exercised its option to purchase a major share and the company became Air India International.
  • From the 1960s, Air India introduced Boeing 707 and 737 jets along with other airlines.
  • In 1993, Air India purchased its first Boeing 747 and named it Konark.
  • In February 2011, Air India and merged with the Indian domestic carrier Indian Airlines combined with other subsidiaries which resulted in the formation of Air India Limited.

Facts about Air India

  • Air India has 26 international destinations and 49 domestic destinations which span over 19 countries covering North America, Asian and Europe.
  • The fleet consists of Airbus A310, A320 and A330. Boeing 737s, 747s and 777s are also used.
  • The average age Air India’s aircraft is 9 ½ years. There have been ten fatal air crashes in Air India’s history and the fatal events per million of this air carrier is 6.82 per million.
  • Air India has won several awards and recognitions such as awards by Galileo Express TravelWorld and the Readers Digest Trusted Brand award.
  • This airline also holds a Guinness record for the maximum number of people evacuated by a civil airliner for its evacuation efforts during the war between Iran and Iraq in 1990.

Air India: Features and Facilities

  • Air India boasts a luxury lounge known as the Maharaja Lounge which is the Hindi word for the Emperor’s lounge. This is available to first class and business class passengers.
  • There are five Maharaja Lounges in India and two in London and New York.
  • Air India offers modern in-flight entertainment using technology from the Thales TopSeries IFE systems for entertaining the passenger during the flight. Personal screens and monitors are however not available to Air India passengers.
  • Air India has a dedicated cargo service to most destinations throughout India and the rest of the world. The latest technology in cargo-tracking software is used.

Air India Destinations

South Asia

  • Bangladesh
    • Dhaka - Zia International Airport
  • India
    • Andhra Pradesh
      • Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
    • Delhi
      • Indira Gandhi International Airport
    • Gujarat
      • Ahmedabad - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
    • Jammu & Kashmir
      • Srinagar - Srinagar Airport
    • Karnataka
      • Mangalore - Mangalore International Airport
    • Kerala
      • Kochi - Cochin International Airport hub
      • Kozhikode - Calicut International Airport hub
      • Thiruvananthapuram - Trivandrum International Airport hub
    • Maharashtra
      • Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
      • Nagpur - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport
      • Pune - Pune International Airport
    • Punjab
      • Amritsar - Raja Sansi International Airport
    • Rajasthan
      • Jaipur - Jaipur Airport
    • Tamil Nadu
      • Chennai - Chennai International Airport
      • Tiruchirapalli - Tiruchirapalli Airport
    • Uttar Pradesh
      • Lucknow - Amausi Airport
    • West Bengal
      • Kolkata - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
  • Sri Lanka
    • Colombo - Bandaranaike International Airport

Southeast Asia

  • Malaysia
    • Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  • Singapore
    • Singapore Changi Airport
  • Thailand
    • Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi Airport

Southwest Asia

  • Bahrain
    • Bahrain International Airport
  • Kuwait
    • Kuwait International Airport
  • Oman
    • Muscat - Muscat International Airport
    • Salalah - Salalah Airport
  • Qatar
    • Doha - Doha International Airport
  • United Arab Emirates
    • Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi International Airport
    • Al Ain - Al Ain International Airport
    • Dubai - Dubai International Airport
    • Sharjah - Sharjah International Airport

Africa

East Africa

  • Kenya
    • Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Asia

East Asia

  • China
    • Hong Kong - Hong Kong International Airport
    • Shanghai - Shanghai Pudong International Airport
  • Japan
    • Osaka - Kansai International Airport
    • Tokyo - Narita International Airport

South Asia

  • India
    • Andhra Pradesh
      • Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
    • Delhi
      • Indira Gandhi International Airport Secondary Hub
    • Gujarat
      • Ahmedabad - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
    • Kerala
      • Kochi - Cochin International Airport
      • Kozhikode - Calicut International Airport
      • Thiruvananthapuram - Trivandrum International Airport
    • Maharashtra
      • Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Primary Hub
    • Punjab
      • Amritsar - Raja Sansi International Airport
    • Tamil Nadu
      • Chennai - Chennai International Airport

Southwest Asia

  • Saudi Arabia
    • Dammam - King Fahd International Airport
    • Jeddah - King Abdulaziz International Airport
    • Riyadh - King Khalid International Airport

Europe

  • France
    • Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport
  • Germany
    • Frankfurt - Frankfurt Airport International Hub
  • United Kingdom
    • London - London Heathrow Airport Focus City

North America

  • Canada
    • Toronto - Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • United States
    • Chicago - O'Hare International Airport
    • New York City - John F. Kennedy International Airport
    • Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport
    • Washington D.C - Washington Dulles International Airport

Terminated Destinations

Africa

  • Egypt - Cairo
  • Ethiopia - Addis Ababa
  • Ghana - Accra
  • Mauritius
  • Nigeria - Lagos
  • Seychelles - Mahè
  • South Africa - Durban, Johannesburg
  • Tanzania - Dar es Salaam
  • Uganda - Entebbe
  • Zambia - Lusaka
  • Zimbabwe - Harare

Asia

  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh - Dhaka
  • India - Bangalore, Bellary, Coimbatore, Goa, Guwahati, Nagpur, Lucknow, Pune, Kolkata, Trichy
  • Indonesia - Jakarta
  • Iran - Abadan, Tehran
  • Iraq - Baghdad, Basra
  • Israel - Tel Aviv
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon - Beirut
  • Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
  • Oman - Muscat, Salalah
  • Pakistan - Karachi
  • Qatar - Doha
  • Singapore
  • South Korea - Seoul
  • Sri Lanka - Colombo
  • Syria - Damascus
  • Thailand - Bangkok
  • United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah
  • Uzbekistan - Tashkent
  • Yemen - Aden, Sana'a

Europe

  • Belgium - Brussels
  • Czech Republic - Prague
  • Germany - Düsseldorf
  • Italy - Rome
  • Netherlands - Amsterdam
  • Russia - Moscow
  • Switzerland - Geneva, Zürich
  • Turkey - Istanbul
  • United Kingdom - Birmingham, Manchester

North America

  • Canada - Montréal
  • United States - Los Angeles

Oceania

  • Australia - Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
  • Fiji - Nadi

Air India Fleets

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers
(First/Business/Economy)
Airbus A310-300 4
2
201 (0/20/181)
256 (0/??/???)
Airbus A330-200 2 279 (0/24/255)
Boeing 747-400 6 423 (12/26/385)
Boeing 777-200 1 258 (12/49/197)
Boeing 777-200ER 3 292 (8/21/263)
Boeing 777-200LR 8 238 (8/35/195)
Boeing 777-300ER 9[28] 342 (4/35/303)
Boeing 787-8 27 TBD
Total 35 27  

Air India Codeshare Agreement

Airline   Codeshare Routes  
Between
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Mauritius Mauritius
Austrian Airlines (SA) Vienna
Emirates Dubai
Kuwait Airways Kuwait
London-Heathrow
Lufthansa (SA) Frankfurt
Munich
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur
Singapore Airlines (SA) Singapore
South African Airways (SA) Johannesburg
Swiss International Airlines (SA) Zürich
Thai Airways International (SA) Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Dubai
Turkish Airlines (SA) Istanbul-Atatürk

Air India Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage (International Sectors)

Class Type Free Upto
First Class 40 Kilos
Executive Class 30 Kilos
Economy Class 20 Kilos
Infants not entitled to a seat 10 Kilos

Domestic Sectors

Class Type Free Upto
First Class 40 Kilos
Executive Class 40 Kilos
Economy Class 30 Kilos
Infants not entitled to a seat 10 Kilos

Air India Phone Number

City Name Phone Number
CHICAGO 312-782-8761 782 6263
NEW YORK 212-407-1300
Resv 212-407-1365, 212-751-6200
WASHINGTON 202-785-8770, 202-785-3013
LONDON 0208 745 1000, 0044 208 5680376 (Direct)
LONDON AIRPORT 0044-208, 7451111
BIRMINGHAM 0044-121-5239281
BANGALORE   080 22277747 to 50
CHENNAI 044 28554747, 28554477
DELHI 011 - 24622220
GOA 0832 2431100-04 BO,
2225172  Mgr.
HYDERABAD 040-23889767
General No. 23389747
Resv: 23389711/712/713 /744
KOLKATA 033 22110730 / 0810 (Board Line)
033 22117879 (Reservations)
MUMBAI Call Centre 25489999 or Toll Free 1-800 227722
Booking Office 22796666
ABUDHABI Resv Office :  009712 - 6322300
DUBAI 00 971 4-2276747 00 971 4-2278767 (SALES)
MUSCAT + (968) 24818666 / + (968) 24818488
COLOMBO Office: 0094-11 2422249 / 2325832
NAIROBI 000 254 20 313300-7
SHANGHAI 86 21 -5298 5698 Ext 1088 6 21 -6247 3765 (Direct)