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Founded : 1932

Air India

About Air India 

The flag carrier of India is run and owned by the Government of India. Headquartered in New Delhi, the capital of India. It became one of the most renowned flag carrier of India as the flights they owned were completely advanced up to the new age technology. Air India runs domestic as well as international flights. It is a member of the star alliance as well. It is technically the 27th member of star alliance, in the year 2014.

Overview of Air India:

Owned and founded by J R D Tata group of industries in the year 1932. It all started with carrying mails internally, domestically. It is the largest in the global as well as the Indian market of aircraft with almost 16% of the shares in the global level. They are the largest with respect to the aircraft they own, in the Indian market. It suffered losses after it merged with Indian airlines, but they bounced back real quick.


The Air India history goes back to -airline launched its first ever flight from Mumbai to Trivandrum in the years of 1930s. The fact that they had been just mail carriers makes them crack the deal now to be the only domestic carrier then of India. Air India is still run by the government of India and is most entitled too. It was only post independence that eventually the international flights were permitted by the various governments to fly through their countries. It was in the year 2014 when it officially became the star alliance member that Air India went broad and beyond with its shares.

Air India Destinations and Hubs

The destinations are around 94 destinations in all. Out of which, 50 are international destinations and the rest are domestic ones. Air India hubs are around 4 different continents and go beyond them with the need. But now, there are just these many of them. Moreover, the primary hub of Air India is at Indira Gandhi International airport and the second one is at the Chatrapati Shivaji terminals. The history of Air India is rich and class, owning the fact that anything can be started and continued with perfection.

Air India Food and Beverages 

The Air India food depends on the duration of the flight. The flight minutes eventually decide on how much the food is to be served. They just have vegetarian refreshments and make the most of the same. They serve food complimentary with the flight booking. The food and the beverage are not charged.

Food: Up to 60 minutes- they have pre plated snacks and tea and the likes for executive flights and proper refreshments for the economy class.

Beverages: Juices are the only beverages that are allowed. There are no alcoholic drinks made available at any point of the flight, domestic or international. The beverages include only soft drinks and cold drinks as such.

Special meals: The special meals are provided only when customers of executive class mention before hand of the same. There will be a tab when you book the ticket that shows exactly what the special meal should be. This must be done when you book the flight, ideally 24 hours prior.

Air India Baggage Allowance 

For check-in baggage: For executive class two pieces are allowed for check-in class not exceeding 32 kilograms for each. For the economy class, 2 pieces are allowed not exceeding 23 kilograms each.

For cabin baggage: The weight is 5-7 kilograms for cabin baggage which should not exceed the dimensions of about 22 inches in height. The overhead bin should not be over crowded or filled in more than that.

For every kilogram more than the specified weight, you must pay penalty that is asked when you check in itself. The penalty varies and is usually about 500 per kilogram in Indian Currency. For further information on the baggage and the luggage allowances, visit the website or browse through the internet. Avoid any on-time confusion.

Air India Booking 

You can book the tickets online very easily now. All you got to do is hop on to the official website of the Air India flights. Choose the destinations, the number of adults and children flying and also the class of the same. Once you are through this, you will be needed to choose an appropriate time. The time will decide the cost of the flight too. The overall confirmation will be in the last.

Air India Classes of Travel 

There are many booking classes, up to 17 rows of the same. But mainly, there are just two of them- Executive or the business class in general and the economy class at the back. People can choose which class to travel by, but cannot choose the row of the same.

For booking of the seats, you can pay an extra amount while booking your ticket only, or reach the airport hours before to confirm the same.

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