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Air India
IATA
AI
ICAO
AIC
Callsign
AIR INDIA
Founded 1932 (as Tata Airlines)
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent flyer program Flying Returns
Member lounge Maharajah lounges
Alliance Star Alliance (joining 2009)
Fleet size 129 + (67 orders) + 17 AI Express + (8 orders) + 6 Cargo = 229
Destinations 93
Parent company Air India
Company slogan "Your Palace in the Sky"
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Key people R. Menon, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD)
Website: http://home.airindia.in

Air India (Hindi: एअर इंडिया) is the national flag carrier of India with a worldwide network of passenger and cargo services. It is the only state-owned airline in the country, having recently merged with Indian Airlines.[1] Its main bases are Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai and Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. The airline connects 146 international and domestic destinations around the world, including 12 gateways in India with Air India Express, a fully-owned subsidiary of Air India. The airline will join the Star Alliance and has ordered 27(7 options) Boeing 787-8 to be delivered in 2008-2009. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (IATA: BOM, ICAO: VABB), formerly Sahar International Airport, is an airport in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. ... Check-in area of domestic departure terminal 1A Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport (IATA: DEL, ICAO: VIDP), located in Delhi, is one of Indias main domestic and international gateways. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... The old terminal at Meenambakkam Chennai International Airport (IATA: MAA, ICAO: VOMM) is located in Meenambakkam, 7 km south of Chennai, India. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (IATA: CCU, ICAO: VECC) is an airport located in Dum Dum, West Bengal, India, near Kolkata (Calcutta). ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... For other uses, see Flag carrier (disambiguation). ... Executive class cabin of an Indian Airbus A320 Indian Airlines Limited or Indian (Hindi: ) was Indias state owned primarily domestic airline, under the federal Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and based in New Delhi. ... Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (IATA: BOM, ICAO: VABB), formerly Sahar International Airport, is an airport in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... Check-in area of domestic departure terminal 1A Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport (IATA: DEL, ICAO: VIDP), located in Delhi, is one of Indias main domestic and international gateways. ... , For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... Air India Express is a spin off from the parent airline Air-India the national airline of India. ... All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... Rendering of a Boeing 787-8 in Northwest Airlines colors The Boeing 787, or Dreamliner, is a mid-sized passenger airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and scheduled to enter service in 2008. ...

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History

Boeing 707 at Basle in 1976 in superseeded livery
Boeing 747-400 in pre-2007 livery
Boeing 747-400 in pre-2007 livery
Air India Building(leftmost) in Mumbai
Air India Building(leftmost) in Mumbai

Air India had its beginning as Tata Airlines in 1932, a division of Tata Sons Ltd. (now Tata Group) by J. R. D. Tata. On October 15, 1932, the founder, J. R. D. Tata himself flew a single engined De Havilland Puss Moth registered VT-and carrying air mail (postal mail of Imperial Airways) from Karachi's Drigh Road Aerodrome to Bombay's Juhu Airstrip via Ahmedabad. The aircraft continued to Madras via Bellary piloted by Royal Air Force pilot Nevill Vincent. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 530 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 679 pixel, file size: 102 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 530 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 679 pixel, file size: 102 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,031 × 1,523 pixels, file size: 639 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Uploaded to Wiki by user:nikkul Uploaded on May 23, 2007 by Flickr user: Jayaram http://flickr. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,031 × 1,523 pixels, file size: 639 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Uploaded to Wiki by user:nikkul Uploaded on May 23, 2007 by Flickr user: Jayaram http://flickr. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... This is a list of airports that Air India flies to, some of the destinations are also served through Air India Express. ... All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ... The Tata Group is Indias largest conglomerate company, with revenues in 2005-06 of Rs. ... Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (July 29, 1904–November 29, 1993) was a pioneer aviator and important businessman of India. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (July 29, 1904–November 29, 1993) was a pioneer aviator and important businessman of India. ... For other uses, see De Havilland (disambiguation). ... The Imperial Airways Empire Terminal, Victoria, London. ...   (Sindhi: , Urdu: ) is the largest city in Pakistan and is the provincial capital of Sindh province. ... This article or section should be merged with Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the worlds most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world. ... Juhu Aerodrome (IATA: N/A, ICAO: VAJJ) located in Mumbai, was Indias first civil aviation airport opening in 1928 as the then Vile Parle Flying Club. ... , Ahmedabad (Gujarati: , Hindi: अहमदाबाद ) is the largest city in the state of Gujarat and the seventh-largest urban agglomeration in India, with a population of almost 51 lakhs (5. ... Madras refers to: the Indian city of Chennai, formerly known as Madras, the former Indian state, now known as Tamil Nadu (Plural of Madra): Ancient people of Iranian affinites, who lived in northwest Panjab in the Uttarapatha division of ancient India. ... , Bellary (Kannada: pronunciation: in Kannada and in English) is a city in Bellary District in Karnataka state, India. ... RAF redirects here. ...


Following the end of World War II, regular commercial service was restored in India and Tata Airlines became a public limited company on 29 July 1946 under the name Air India. After the Independence of India, 49% of the airline was acquired by the Government of India in 1948, with an option to purchase an additional 2%. In return, the airline was granted status to operate international services from India as the designated flag carrier under the name Air India International. On June 8, 1948 a Lockheed Constellation L-749A named Malabar Princess and registered VT-CQP took off from Bombay bound for London via Cairo and Geneva. This marked the airline's first long-haul international flight, soon followed by service in 1950 to Nairobi via Aden. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Indian independence movement was a series of steps taken in the Indian subcontinent for independence from British colonial rule, beginning with the Rebellion of 1857. ... The Government of India (Hindi: भारत सरकार [1]Bhārat Sarkār), officially referred to as the Union Government, and commonly as Central Government, was established by the Constitution of India, and is the governing authority of a federal union of 28 states and 7 union territories, collectively called the Republic of... For other uses, see Flag carrier (disambiguation). ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lockheed Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie”, was a four-engine propeller-driven airliner built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, USA, facility. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Cairo (disambiguation). ... Geneva (pronunciation //; French: Genève //, German:   //, Italian: Ginevra //, Romansh: Genevra) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich), and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). ... Nairobi (pronounced IPA: ) is the capital and largest city of Kenya. ... Port of Aden (around 1910). ...


On 1 August 1953, the Government of India exercised its option to purchase a majority stake in the carrier and Air India International Limited was born as one of the fruits of the Air Corporations Act that nationalised the air transportation industry. At the same time all domestic services were transferred to Indian Airlines. In 1954, the airline took delivery of its first L-1049 Super Constellations and inaugurated services to Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Tokyo. is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Government of India (Hindi: भारत सरकार [1]Bhārat Sarkār), officially referred to as the Union Government, and commonly as Central Government, was established by the Constitution of India, and is the governing authority of a federal union of 28 states and 7 union territories, collectively called the Republic of... Executive class cabin of an Indian Airbus A320 Indian Airlines Limited or Indian (Hindi: ) was Indias state owned primarily domestic airline, under the federal Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and based in New Delhi. ... The Lockheed Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie”, was a four-engine propeller-driven airliner built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, USA, facility. ... Location within in Thailand Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


Air India International entered the jet age in 1960 when its first Boeing 707, named Nandadevi and registered VT-DJJ, was delivered. Jet services to New York via London were inaugurated that same year in May 1960. On June 8, 1962 the airline's name was officially truncated to Air India. On June 11, 1962 Air India became the world's first all-jet airline. The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1970, Air India moved its offices to downtown Bombay. The next year, the airline took delivery of its first Boeing 747-200 named Emperor Ashoka and registered VT-EBD. This coincided with the introduction of the 'Palace In The Sky' livery and branding. A distinctive feature of this livery is the paintwork around each aircraft window, in the cusped arch style of windows in Indian palaces. In 1986 Air India took delivery of the Airbus A310. The airline is the largest operator of this type in passenger service. In 1988, Air India also took delivery of two Boeing 747-300s in mixed passenger-cargo configuration. In 1989, to supplement its "Flying Palace" livery, Air India introduced a new "sun" [1] livery that was mostly white but had a golden sun on a red tail. Only applied to around a half of Air India's fleet, the new livery did not succeed, as the Indian flying public complained about the phasing out of the classic colours. The new livery was dropped after two years and the old scheme was returned. Since then, Air India has been hesitant to radically change the paint scheme, instead opting for minor updates and face lifts. , Bombay redirects here. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Airbus A310 is a medium to long-range widebody airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. It was Airbus second model to be introduced, and is a shortened derivative of the A300. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ...


In 1993, Air India took delivery of the flagship of its fleet when the first Boeing 747-400 named Konark and registered VT-ESM made history by operating the first non-stop flight between New York and Delhi. In 1994 the airline was registered as Air India Ltd. In 1996, the airline inaugurated service to its second US gateway at Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport. In 1999, the airline opened its dedicated Terminal 2-C at the newly renamed Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... This article is about the state. ... , For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... OHare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ... Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (IATA: BOM, ICAO: VABB), formerly Sahar International Airport, is an airport in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. ... , Bombay redirects here. ...


The 21st century has seen Air India introduce new services to Shanghai in China, as well as two new US gateways at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Los Angeles (LAX). To expand its business AI started its low-cost subsidiary named Air India Express in May 2004. AIX has been operating exclusively on Gulf routes, but now expanded to Singapore as non-Gulf Route. For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... For the massive interchange outside of Newark Liberty International Airport, see Newark Airport Interchange. ... Runway layout at LAX “LAX” redirects here. ... Boeing 737-200 of low-cost Irish airline Ryanair A low-cost carrier (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier) is an airline that offers low fares but eliminates most traditional passenger services. ... Air India Express is a spin off from the parent airline Air-India the national airline of India. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths in May • 28 Gerald Anthony • 27 Umberto Agnelli • 22 Richard Biggs • 20 Len Murray • 17 Tony Randall • 17 Ezzedine Salim • 9 Alan King • 9 Akhmad Kadyrov • 8(?) Nick Berg • 7 Waldemar Milewicz Other recent deaths Ongoing...


In March 2004, Air India started non-stop flights from Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport to London, Heathrow, using Boeing 777 aircraft leased from United Airlines. Additional Delhi-Frankfurt-Los Angeles, Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham-Toronto, and Delhi-Dhaka-Kolkata-London were also added. 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths • 08 Abu Abbas • 20 Queen Juliana • 28 Peter Ustinov • 30 Alistair Cooke More March 2004 deaths Ongoing events EU Enlargement Exploration of Mars: Rovers Haiti Rebellion Israeli-Palestinian conflict Occupation of Iraq Same-sex marriage in... , Ahmedabad (Gujarati: , Hindi: अहमदाबाद ) is the largest city in the state of Gujarat and the seventh-largest urban agglomeration in India, with a population of almost 51 lakhs (5. ... Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (IATA: AMD, ICAO: VAAH) is the seventh busiest airport in india with an average 100 aircraft movements a day. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... , For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ...   (German: , English: American English: ) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a mid-2007 population of 663,567. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... , For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the British city. ... , For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bengali: Ḍhākā; IPA: ) is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka District. ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


On July 15 2007, Air India and Indian Airlines merged into one airline, with the name remaining as Air India. The new airline's headquarters will remain in Mumbai, and it now has a fleet of 130+. The new airlines then applied for membership to the Star Alliance.[2] Alliance Air and Air India Express are also to merge as the new airline's low-cost arm.[3] , Bombay redirects here. ... Alliance Air (Hindi: अल्यान्स एयर) is a full-service airline based in New Delhi, India. ... Air India Express is a spin off from the parent airline Air-India the national airline of India. ...


Air India (the whole merged company along with Indian Airlines) has now been accepted as a part of the Star Alliance. The formal announcement was made at the Star Alliance meeting on the 13th of December 2007[4].[5] All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ...


Passenger operations

First Class seats on the new Boeing 777-200LR
First Class seats on the new Boeing 777-200LR

The airline carried 3.39 million passengers during the financial year ending March 2003 and achieved a load factor of 71.6 per cent, substantially higher than the 66 per cent load factor recorded in the preceding year. Air India offers three classes of service - First Class, Executive Class and Economy Class. Flat bed seats are offered for first class passengers. The airline also offers a frequent flyer programme alone and in collaboration with many of its alliances. The airline also offers luxury lounges in its ground terminals for its First and Executive class travellers in select destinations within India. Air-India has duty free sales on board its flights, named "Sky Bazaar". The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... This article is about a tax measure. ...


In-flight experience

Further information: In-flight entertainment

Air India has started a makeover of its aircraft including updated interiors[citation needed]. Air India has been accepted as a Star Alliance member and after the merger with Indian Airlines which took place in September 2007 is improving service standards and in-flight entertainment[citation needed]. In-flight entertainment (IFE) refers to the entertainment available to aircraft passengers during a flight. ... All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ...


The business class seats are in a shell, which allows the seat to turn into a bed. These seats include a 18" PTV with AVOD. These features are available only on the Boeing 777-200LR and some Boeing 747-400, and will be introduced on the Boeing 777-300ER and the upcoming Boeing 787-8. The A310, 747 (some), 767, A320 family aircraft have standard business class seats with no PTV etc.


Economy class are red in colour and feature 32" seat pitch. All seats on A319, A320, A321 (some aircraft), Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-300ER, some Boeing 747-400 feature PTV with AVOD in-flight entertainment system with a widescreen LCD touch screen.



In 1994 and 2003 the airline was given the Mercury Award for its flight cuisine. Meals include Indian vegetarian meal, a Halal meal, a low fat meal, among others.


Frequent flyer programme

Flying Returns is the frequent flyer programme of Air India. Aside from flight mileage, members receive seat discounts, class upgrades, free hotel stays, and other benefits. It has also been mentioned[citation needed] that once the Air India and Indian Airlines merger is complete, Flying Returns will remain the frequent flyers programme. Executive class cabin of an Indian Airbus A320 Indian Airlines Limited or Indian (Hindi: ) was Indias state owned primarily domestic airline, under the federal Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and based in New Delhi. ...


Maharajah Lounge

An Air India Lounge
An Air India Lounge

"Maharajah Lounge" means Emperor's Lounge. Maharajah Lounge is offered to First and Executive class passengers. There are currently 5 Maharajah Lounges, each at one of the five major destinations of Air India. Air India shares lounges with other airlines at airports that do not have a Maharajah Lounge available:

Air India is in talks with the operators of the Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad airports to setup lounges in the new airports/terminals being constructed there Madras redirects here. ... , For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... This article is about the state. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... , For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... , Bombay redirects here. ... Begumpet Airport (IATA: HYD, ICAO: VOHY) at Hyderabad, also known as Hyderabad Airport, is currently the only international airport in Andhra Pradesh. ...


Fleet

Air India operates a fleet consisting of the following aircraft [2] (Last Updated: February 2008):

Air India Fleet
Type Total Passengers
(First/Business/Economy)
Routes Notes
ATR 42-300 2 Short haul regional routes Operated by Air India Regional
ATR 42-320 2 Short haul regional routes Operated by Air India Regional
Bombardier CRJ-700 1 Short haul regional routes Operated by Air India Regional
Dornier 228 1 Kochi - Agatti route
Airbus A310-300 16 201
(0/20/181)
Short and Medium haul routes 6 being converted to cargo
Airbus A319 11
(9 orders)
125
(0/0/125)
Domestic routes only, ex-Indian Airlines
Airbus A320 48
146
(0/20/126)
Short and Medium haul routes, ex-Indian Airlines
Airbus A321 5
(15 orders)
175
(0/06/169)
Short and Medium haul routes
Airbus A330-200 2 Medium haul routes On lease
Boeing 747-300 Combi 2 283
(16/40/227)
Medium and Long haul routes To be converted for Air India Cargo
Boeing 747-400 10 431
(12/34/385)
Long haul routes
Boeing 757-200 1 217
(0/0/217)
Delhi-Kuwait City On lease
Boeing 767-300 2 290 Medium haul routes To be returned to Flyglobespan in May
Boeing 777-200/ER/LR 4 (200ER)
5 (200LR)
(3 orders (LR))
200 and 200ER: 292
(12/49/231)
200LR: 238
(8/35/195)[6]
Medium/Long/Ultra Long Haul routes
Boeing 777-300ER 6
(9 orders)
342
(4/35/303)
Long haul routes First of the order delivered on 10th October 2007
Boeing 787-8 0
(27 orders)
Long haul routes To be delivered in 2008-2009
Total 119
+(63 orders)=182

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Cargo fleet

Type Total Capacity
(Max.Weight)
Routes Notes
Airbus A310-300F 2 Short and Medium haul routes 4 more being added
Boeing 737-200C 1 Domestic routes only
Boeing 737-200SF 3 Domestic routes only 2 further planned for addition
Boeing 747-300C 2 International Long Haul Route 2 Planned After arrival of B777-200
6
+(8 additional)
=14


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Ordered fleet

An advertisement in Times Square for travel on the Boeing 777-200LR from New York City to Mumbai
An advertisement in Times Square for travel on the Boeing 777-200LR from New York City to Mumbai

Air India has officially merged with Indian Airlines to create a merged airline consisting of 200+ aircraft in 2007.[citation needed]. The combined entity has confirmed that it is joining Star Alliance and will expand its network to be the biggest South Asian airline and one of Asia's biggest. For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... Executive class cabin of an Indian Airbus A320 Indian Airlines Limited or Indian (Hindi: ) was Indias state owned primarily domestic airline, under the federal Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and based in New Delhi. ... All Nippon Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006 A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 in Star Alliance livery while still maintaining its corporate logo on the tail, the only Star Alliance member to do so. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


Air India will replace 7 of their Boeing 747-400 by 2010 and is evaluating the Boeing 747-8 aircraft as their replacement. The remaining 3 Will operate Medium-Haul flights until 2015, when they will be retired. The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... The Boeing 747-8 is the latest variant of the Boeing 747, officially announced in 2005. ...


Air India is in talks with Airbus for 8 A380 Superjumbos. If Air India orders now the aircraft can be delivered by 2012. Meanwhile, Air India is refurbishing the interiors of its 6 owned Boeing 747-400. This refurbishment includes in-flight entertainment systems in all classes. The first has already arrived and has been deployed.Air India also has plans to purchase the Airbus A350-1000, Airbus A340-600 and the Airbus A330-300 for ultra long haul routes and long haul routes. The Airbus A380 manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. is a double-decker, four engined airliner capable of flying 800 passengers in a high density format or 555 passengers in a typical three-class configuration. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... In-flight entertainment (IFE) refers to the entertainment available to aircraft passengers during a flight. ... A350 redirects here. ... Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ...


Air India plans Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to replace their Boeing 747-300 aircraft and Boeing 767-300 leased aircraft. They will operate on routes to Europe and the United States. Also, the airline is planning to use Boeing 787-8 aircraft to replace their ageing Airbus A310-300 on routes to the Middle East and Southeast and East Asia. The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Rendering of a final design Northwest Airlines Boeing 787-8 The Boeing 787, or Dreamliner, is a mid-sized wide body passenger airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and scheduled to enter service in 2008. ... The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range, wide-body family of aircraft manufactured by Airbus Industries between 1972 and the present. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


The first Boeing 777-200LR aircraft was delivered by Boeing to Air India on 26 July 2007.[7] The 777-200LR will operate on non-stop routes to North America. These new aircraft will also allow Air India to open up new routes to Australia, Canada, Europe, East Asia, Africa and the United States (Air India plans to add flights to additional cities in the United States, which include San Francisco and Washington D.C.[8]). The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... North American redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article is about the geographical region. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


Air India has also ordered 18 Boeing 737-800 for its low cost subsidiary Air India Express of which 8 have been delivered.[9] 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... Air India Express is a spin off from the parent airline Air-India the national airline of India. ...


On July 28, 2007 Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel proposed a further fleet expansion of 60 aircraft.[10] Air India is working with both Airbus and Boeing, and since this order will be only for extra widebody aircraft, it may include the A380, Boeing 747-8, additional Boeing 777, Boeing 787 or the Airbus A350-1000, Airbus A340-600, Airbus A330-300. is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Praful Patel is a Ugandan born, active campaigner for Civil and Human Rights and is a member of the Charter 88 Movement and the UK ‘Democratic Audit’ as well as acting for the Indian Community on Immigration and race relation matters. ... Airbus S.A.S. (pronounced in English, in French, and in German) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace concern. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Airbus A380 manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. is a double-decker, four engined airliner capable of flying 800 passengers in a high density format or 555 passengers in a typical three-class configuration. ... The Boeing 747-8 is the latest variant of the Boeing 747, officially announced in 2005. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently in production by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and scheduled to enter service in November 2008. ... A350 redirects here. ... Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ...


Livery

The old Air India logo
The old Air India logo

Air India's livery is mostly in red and white. The bottom of the aircraft remains unpainted metal but the upper portion is given a white background with the airline's name in red. The name is in Hindi on one side and in English on the other. The red palace surround to the windows refer to the slogan "your palace in the sky" which is written on the back of the aircraft. Planes are named after Indian kings or landmarks. The tail is mostly red with the carrier's name written in Hindi on one side and English on the other. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Air India Mascot "The Maharaja"

As of January 2007, Air India has refreshed its livery, making the Rajasthani arches along the windows slightly smaller, extending a stylized cheatline from the vertical tail of the aircraft to the nose, and painting a small portion of the underbelly red. Additionally, engine nacelles are now deep red, and a gold-colored version of the airline's stylized centaur trademark now adorns both the vertical tail and engine nacelles. This livery can be seen on Air India's first 777-237/LR aircraft, registered VT-ALA. [3][4] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In civil aviation, a cheatline is a decorative horizontal band of color applied to both sides of an aircrafts fuselage of as part of its livery. ...

Tail of the aircraft with new livery
Tail of the aircraft with new livery

On May 15, 2007, the Government of India had released[11] the new livery. The design seen here[5] is a cross between the Air India and Indian Airlines livery. The new livery has been showcased to the world on July 17, 2007 on its new Boeing 777-200 and, when Air India and Indian Airlines formally became one airline, and Indian Airlines became to be known as Air India. The old fleet of both airlines will also slowly be painted in the new livery. is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On May 22, 2007, the Government and Air India and Indian Airlines unveiled their new livery. The logo of the new airline is a Flying Swan with the Konark Chakra placed inside it. The Flying Swan has been adapted from Air India’s characteristic logo, ‘The Centaur’ whereas the ‘Konark Chakra’ is reminiscent of Indian’s logo. The new logo will feature on the tail of the aircraft. The Konark Chakra will feature on all the engines of the aircraft. The choice of colours are red for “Flying Swan” and orange for “Konark Chakra”. is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Incidents and accidents

The Air India Memorial in Toronto, Canada dedicated to the victims of Air India Flight 182.
The Air India Memorial in Toronto, Canada dedicated to the victims of Air India Flight 182.
  • An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117 on January 24,1966. Among the dead was the noted Indian scientist, Homi J. Bhabha.
  • On 21 June 1982 a Boeing 707-437 Gouri Shankar coming in from Kuala Lumpur via Madras (now Chennai) crashed at Mumbai airport after a heavy landing during a rainstorm. The fuselage exploded after initiating a late go-around. 90 occupants were on the aircraft. 2 of 12 crew members and 15 of 99 passengers were killed in the crash.[12][13]

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Subsidiaries

Air India Express
Air India Express

Air India has the following subsidiaries:

  • Air India Cargo
  • Air India Express which operates using IATA code IX
  • Air India Regional (formerly known as Alliance Air) which operates using IATA codes CD and IC (CD is always Air India Regional, while IC may be either Air India Regional or Air India (mainstream))

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Destinations

Air India has 146 destinations (two of them only covered by Air India Express): east and southeast Asia, south Asia and the Middle East, east Africa, western Europe and the United Kingdom. The airline also flies to four destinations in the United States, and serves one in Canada. It will be starting nonstop flights from Bangalore to San Francisco in August 2008. It will also connect Washington DC and Dallas/Forth Worth(Texas) via Munich. This is a list of airports that Air India flies to, some of the destinations are also served through Air India Express. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... , For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ...


Codeshare

Air India has codesharing agreements with the following airlines:

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Cargo operations

Air India Cargo Airbus A310-304
Air India Cargo Airbus A310-304

In 1954, Air India Cargo started its freighter operations with a Douglas DC-3 Dakota aircraft, giving Air India the distinction of being the first Asian airline to operate freighters. The airline operates cargo flights to many destinations. The airline also has ground truck-transportation arrangements on select destinations. The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft, which revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s and is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (also see Boeing 707 and Boeing 747). ...


A member of IATA, Air India carries all types of cargo including dangerous goods (hazardous materials) and live animals, provided such shipments are tendered according to IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and IATA Live Animals Regulations. The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


At the warehouse in Mumbai, Air India has developed a system of inventory management for cargo handling of import/export functions. This takes care of the management of cargo, supports Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) messages with Indian Customs and replaces to a great extent paper correspondence between Customs, Airlines, and the custodians. This also replaces manual handling and binning of cargo at the warehouse in Mumbai by Air India. , Bombay redirects here. ... An inter-company, application-to-application communication of data in standard format for business transactions. ...


Air India has also sent 6 of its Airbus A310-300 for a complete cargo conversion in Germany, this conversion is at a cost of $7 million each, first two converted freighter aircraft are now operating for AI Cargo with scheduled two weekly cargo flights from Paris and five weekly flights from Frankfurt, two services each to both cities are routed via Dammam, with a total of 14 destinations involved. Air India will also be converting both their Boeing 747-300 Combi to cargo configuration after the arrival of replacement aircraft. Airbus S.A.S. (pronounced in English, in French, and in German) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace concern. ...   (German: , English: American English: ) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a mid-2007 population of 663,567. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ...


The merger of Indian Airlines and its domestic subsidiary Alliance Air led to the acquisition of one Boeing 737-200C cargo aircraft from Alliance's fleet, five of their passenger Boeing 737-200s are also being converted, two of which are already in Miami for the purpose, while another has joined AI Cargo fleet after briefly operating for Indian Airlines[16]. Alliance Air (Hindi: अल्यान्स एयर) is a full-service airline based in New Delhi, India. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ...


In November 2007, Air India partnered with GATI, a leader and pioneer in express distribution and supply chain solutions for a dedicated freighter Service.


Female pilots

There are 17 female pilots on Air India's rolls, including 5 trainee pilots. On the occasion of the International Women's Day, March 8, 2004, the airline operated an "All women Flight" from Mumbai to Singapore.[17] Capt. Rashmi Miranda, who became Air-India's first female Commander in November 2003 and Capt. Kshmata Bajpai, piloted the flight, an Airbus A310 aircraft. The flight dispatch activities relating to this flight was also coordinated by a female Flight Dispatcher, Ms Vasanti Kolnad. The Safety Audit on board was also conducted by another woman, Ms Harpreet D. Singh. Image:IWD 2007 Logo. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Financials

The profitability of Air India as published in the 2004 annual report by Ministry of Civil Aviation with figures in millions of Indian Rupees.

Year Revenues Profit/(Loss)
1997 41,741 (1,810)
2003 63,220 923

Awards and recognition

  • The Airline entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest evacuation by a civil airliner, involving evacuation of over 111,000 people from Amman to Mumbai - a distance of 4,117 km, by operating 488 flights in association with Indian Airlines, during August 13 - October 11, 1990, lasting a total of 59 days. The operation was carried out during Persian Gulf War in 1990 to evacuate Indian expatriates from Kuwait and Iraq.
  • The airline received The Mercury Award for the years 1994 and 2003, from the International Flight Catering Association, for finest in-flight catering services.
  • The United Nations presented Air India the Montreal Protocol Public Awareness Award for environmental protection, especially in the ozone layer.[18]
  • Air India won the preferred international airline award for travel and hospitality by Awaz Consumer Awards 2006 [19]
  • Air India's security department became the first aviation security organization in the world to acquire ISO 9002-1994 certification (January 31, 2001).
  • The Department of Engineering, Air India, has obtained the ISO 9002 for its Engineering facilities for meeting international standards.

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Trivia

  • The Indian Prime Minister's flight operated by Air India is called AI 001.

See also

Executive class cabin of an Indian Airbus A320 Indian Airlines Limited or Indian (Hindi: ) was Indias state owned primarily domestic airline, under the federal Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and based in New Delhi. ... This is a list of airports that Air India flies to, some of the destinations are also served through Air India Express. ... Air-India Express (Hindi: ) is a low-cost airline subsidiary of Air India based in Mumbai, India. ... As of October 30, 2007 the total fleet size of commercial airlines in India is 439. ... // FC Air India, found in 1952, is an Indian professional football club based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. ...

References

  1. ^ Air India and Indian merger attains official status. Air India (2007-08-23). Retrieved on 2007-10-27.
  2. ^ Air India joins star alliance of 17 airlines
  3. ^ Air India Express, Alliance Air to merge
  4. ^ http://www.hindu.com/2007/12/16/stories/2007121656481300.htm Air India joins Star Alliance - The Hindu
  5. ^ http://www.dailyindia.com/show/199544.php/Air-India-to-join-Star-Alliance Air India to join Star Alliance
  6. ^ Welcome To AirIndia
  7. ^ "Boeing, Air India Celebrate First 777-200LR Delivery", Boeing, 2007-07-26. Retrieved on 2007-07-27. 
  8. ^ "Air India links the two silicon valleys of India and US. Now you can fly straight from San Francisco to Bangalore", India Daily, 2007-07-07. Retrieved on 2007-08-31. 
  9. ^ "AI Express receives eighth Boeing 737-800", The Economic Times, 2007-07-19. Retrieved on 2007-07-30. 
  10. ^ "Air India May Buy 60 More Planes to Tap Travel Demand", Bloomberg.com, 2007-07-28. Retrieved on 2007-07-30. 
  11. ^ PIB Press Release
  12. ^ Accident Database: Accident Synopsis 06221982
  13. ^ Fatal Events Since 1970 for Air India
  14. ^ Indepth: Air India. CBC News. Retrieved on 2007-05-08.
  15. ^ "Package grounds Air-India flight", The Globe and Mail, 2006-09-20. Retrieved on 2007-05-08. 
  16. ^ Aviation Photos: VT-EHH
  17. ^ All-women crew on AI
  18. ^ UN Environment Award for Air India - India Airline News, Airport developments, Aviation, A380, B787, Kingfisher, Deccan, Jet Airways, Air India, Indian Airlines, Spicejet
  19. ^ The Hindu : Business / Briefly : Air India bags Awaz consumer awards 2006

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