Air India

Air India

Air India Flights

Air India Airlines the national airline of India is the part of the government of India owned Air India Limited. Air India airline operated with huge fleet of passenger and cargo aircrafts ranging from Airbus to Boeing and about every type of aircrafts in its fleet. With its vast fleet and team Air India Flights are flying almost every continents of the globe with two major hubs in India situated in Delhi International Airport and Mumbai Chhatrapati Shiva Ji International Airport. Air India's corporate office is in Mumbai. Air India has fourth largest market share in India. In October 2011 Air India became a Star Alliance member and in September 2012 Air India included Dreamliner in its fleet.

Air India "History : From 6 Miles to Mile Stones

Indian Air Travel and Transport started in 1911 with a pride of being first Air mail service in the world from Allahabad. First flight was only for 6 Miles from Allahabad City to Naini Junction, a suburb of Allahabad, but first planned flight was started on October 15, 1932 while Air India founder J.R.D. Tata took off from Karachi to Mumbai via Ahmadabad in a very small aircraft. From that small aircraft and single flight now Air India becomes the national flag carrier of India.

Air India Airlines the national airline of India is the part of the government of India owned Air India Limited. Air India airline operates with huge fleet of passenger and cargo aircrafts ranging from Airbus to Boeing and about every type of aircrafts in its fleet. With its vast fleet and team Air India Flights are flying almost every continents of the globe with two major hubs in India situated in Delhi International Airport and Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Air India's corporate office is in Mumbai.

From Tata Airlines to Air India

Air India travel started in 1932 with a name of Aviation Department of Tata Sons by Mr. J.R.D. Tata Initially Tata Airline owned only two aircrafts one is Puss Moth Aircraft and another one Leopard Moth, with one palm thatched shed, a whole time pilot assisted by J.R.D. Tata and Vintcent and one part time engineer. From 1932 to 1938 Tata Air Services flown thousands of flights between Karachi - Mumbai - Chennai and in 1938 renamed as Tata Airlines and includes Delhi Colombo route in its flight destinations. After 2nd world Tata Airlines became a public limited company under the brand name Air India. But after Indian independence in the year of 1948 Government of India acquired 49% stake of Air India and Air India got required status to operate International flights from India as the flag carrier under the name Air India International. This year Air India Flights to London from Mumbai then Bombay via Cairo and Geneva became its first International flight followed by Nairobi. In 1953, Government of India framed an act named as Air Corporation Act that nationalized the Air Transport Industry, with a decision to transfer all domestic services to Indian Airlines and Air India International for International Flight routes. From 1953 till today Air India is carrying Indian pride and culture to the world with a designation of National Flag Carrier of India.

Air India Organization

After merger of Air India and Indian Airlines in February 2011, there is now only one primary airline, Air India, with three subsidiary carriers those offer regional and low-cost services and a third for cargo operations. These are known as the Air India, Air India Express and Air India Cargo, all together are officially known as Air India Limited. Air India Limited operates from its head office in Mumbai and registered office in New Delhi.

Air India Airline Fleet

Air India has a younger fleet comprising Boeing, Airbus to several regional aircrafts in both configurations from wide body to narrow body. As of May 2010, the average age of the Air India fleet is 9.5 years. Recently Air India added its first B787dreamliner out of 27 orders. Currently airline has total 101 aircrafts excluding orders pending to deliver. Out of 101 aircraft Air India owns 75 from Boeing, Airbus and CRJ-700 & ATR42 type of carriers. Air India fleet contains 18 Dry lease and 8 sale and lease back type of aircrafts in its fleet. With a fleet of 101aircrafts Air India serves million of travelers from every part of the world via its hubs in India. The re-branding exercise is currently underway and passengers are getting to see unified face of new invigorated Air India.

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