Air IndiaAir India, the national flag carrier of India started operations in 1932 and remains synonymous with air travel in India. It is one of the longest serving and the largest air carriers in the country. The airline's domestic hubs are located at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. The airline is also the first Indian airline to join the elite Star Alliance network as a full member in July 2014.
Route NetworkCurrently, Air India flights cover 59 domestic destinations as well as 31 international destinations across 4 continents. Its extensive code-share agreements with leading airlines further provide connectivity to more and more destinations.
Domestic NetworkAccording to the official website, the airline covers 59 domestic destinations as well as 31 international destinations spanning across 4 continents. The airline’s latest induction to its fleet line is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, followed by Boeing 777 and Boeing 747. Destinations covered include Dharamshala, Agra, Amritsar, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Gwalior, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Khajuraho, Kullu, Leh, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Raipur, Srinagar, Udaipur, Varanasi, Agartala, Aizawl, Bagdogra, Bhubaneshwar, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gaya, Guwahati, Imphal, Jorhat, Kolkata, Lilabari, Patna, Port Blair, Ranchi, Shillong, Silchar, Tezpur, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Goa, Indore, Jamnagar, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, Madurai, Mangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Tiruchirapalli, and Vishakapatnam.
Overseas DestinationsAir India also operates flights to USA, Europe, Canada, and a number of other overseas destinations from prominent Indian cities. These cities include Delhi, Varanasi, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kochi and Jaipur. The foreign destinations covered by Air India include San Francisco, Denver, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Washington, Toronto, New York, Newark, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Cairo, Lyons, Antalya, Adana, Ankara, Colombo, Kabul, Kathmandu, Yangon, Male, Abu Dhabi, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Bahrain, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Nairobi, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo.
FleetAs of January 2015, the Air India fleet boasts of 108 aircrafts besides an order for 10+ more aircrafts. The latest induction into the fleet line is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, followed by Boeing 777 and Boeing 747.
The Air India brandThe logo of Air India is a red-coloured flying swan morphed from Air India’s characteristic logo, ‘The Centaur’, with an orange-coloured ‘Konark Chakra’ placed inside it. The official mascot of Air India is a mustachioed rotund man known as the Maharajah, a familiar lovable figure that first made its appearance way back in 1946.
Lounge InformationFirst class and executive class travellers get to revel in the luxury of lounge facilities provided by the airline across a number of Indian as well as international airports. Moreover non-entitled passengers can also avail this facility on payment basis. Facilities provided include Wi-Fi and TV while passengers can sample a variety of food and beverages from the self-service buffet and stay updated with a variety of newspapers and magazines.
Baggage PolicyAny baggage exceeding in size, i.e., the sum of the 3 dimensions (length+breadth+height) more than 45 inches or 115 centimetres, cannot be treated as hand baggage and will have to be checked in as per Air India baggage policy. For domestic travel, first class passengers have a 40 kg allowance while the executive class passengers have a 35 kg allowance. Economy class have lower allowances further dependent upon their cabin class. The maximum weight permissible for a single piece of baggage is 32 kg. Passengers across all classes are permitted to carry one piece of free hand baggage. This baggage should not weigh more than 8 kg or exceed 45 inches in linear dimensions. On the international network, baggage allowances depend on the class of travel and the country that the passenger is travelling to. However, the general trend shows an allowance of around 35 to 40 kg for Executive class and 25 to 30 kg for the Economy class.
Air India ExpressTravellers seeking some lower fares can consider the Air India Express, a subsidiary of the Air India. With a fleet line consisting of state of the art B737-800 aircrafts, it aims at providing budget travel with aircrafts having a single class economy. The airline operates scheduled passenger services mainly to South East Asia and the Persian Gulf.
Merger InformationPursuant to a government announcement Air India was merged with Indian Airlines in 2007. The merger resulted in the formation of the company, National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL).
Frequent Flyer ProgrammeAir India has a loyalty programme called Flying Returns according to which every time you fly aboard Air India or any of its alliance partners, you accrue miles based on sector and the booking class. These mileage points can be redeemed for flight and upgrade award tickets on Air India or any of the Star Alliance Partner Airlines. You can also gift your award tickets to a friend, a family member, a business associate or any other person of your choice.
Further InformationIn depth information on Air India flights can be obtained from the airline's website. The website also provides the latest updates on flight schedules and status, cheap fares, ticket booking, and reservation facilities. Online check in facility is also available at the website.
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Air India Airlines Corporate Office/Headquarters Address :
Air India Ltd. 113,
Airlines House, Mahadev Road,
Gurudwara Rakabganj Road,
Parliament Street, New Delhi – 110001
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