ABOUT AIR INDIA
- Founded in 1932
- Airport Location: India
- Owner: India Government
- Number of targets: 89
- Objectives: 52 domestic flights and 37 international flights
- Member of an alliance: Star Alliance
- Frequent Flyer Program : Flying Returns
- Aircraft Types: Airbus A319-100 / A320-200 / A320neo/ A321-200, Boeing 747-400 / 777-200LR / 777-300ER / 787-8
- Average age aircraft:-
- Number of aircraft: 112
- Aircraft manufacturer with which the airline Air India co-operates: Airbus, Boeing
AIR INDIA FLIGHTS
Air India is India's national flag carrier airline. It was founded in 1932 with a private enterprise under the name of Tata Airlines. It was expropriated in 1953. The company's headquarters are located in Mumbai and the airline uses Indira Gandhi International Airport as its hub. It also uses Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport as its second hub. Air India is India's largest international carrier with 18.6% market share. In 2014, the airline has become a member of the global aviation alliance Star Alliance.
In June 2017, the Indian government decided to privatize Air India.
Air India Express and Alliance Air subsidiaries of Air India.
The cities where the airline is flying in the country; Port Blair, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Silchar, Gaya, Patna ,Chandigarh, Raipur, Goa, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Jammu, Leh, Srinagar, Ranchi, Bangalore, Mangalore, Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Indore, Khajuraho, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Imphal, Aizawl, Dimapur, Bhubaneswar, Amritsar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Hyderabad, Agartala, Agra, Lucknow, Varanasi, Bagdogra and Kolkata.
Countries where the airline is flying abroad; Kuwait, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Germany, Hong Kong, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.
The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.
|Adria Airways||Asiana Airlines||Hong Kong Airlines|
|Air Astana||Austrian Airlines||Japan Airlines|
|Air Austral||Brussels Airlines||Lufthansa|
|Air Canada||Croatia Airlines||Singapore Airlines|
|Air China||EgyptAir||SriLankan Airlines|
|Air India Express||Emirates||Swiss International Air Lines|
|Air Mauritius||Ethiopian Airlines||Thai Airways|
|Air New Zealand||EVA Air||Turkish Airlines|
|Alliance Air||Flybe||United Airlines|
FLYING RETURNS FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAM
As a frequent flyer program from Air India, Flying Returns offers its passengers good discounts and services. When booking higher classes such as Business and First Class, the frequent flyers receive bonus miles, and otherwise Flying Returns is a well-positioned program that allows you to quickly accumulate miles. In addition to Air India flights, you can also earn miles on Star Alliance partners. The collected miles can be exchanged later in upgrades or award flights, whereby they can also be transferred to other persons on request. This is possible in any currency and country.
Privileges by collecting
The bonus program is used by the frequent flyers to receive award flights or improved service. At the same time, the tickets can be conveniently ordered online and the mile account is accessible at any time. For the members of the frequent flyer program there are extra check-in switches in the national area, so that an accelerated boarding is possible. In addition, the luggage is free of charge. Air India has codeshare agreements and cooperates with other partners in the Flying Returns program, for example with the hotel chain ITC Welcomgroup and with the taxi company Mega Cabs. This allows the frequent flyers to benefit from a wide range of services and benefits.
One passenger bag is permitted per passenger, which must not be heavier than 8 kg and not larger than 55 x 40 x 20 cm. In addition, each passenger is allowed to carry a laptop bag on board.
On flights within India, First Class passengers are allowed to leave 40 kg of luggage. In the Executive Business Class, there are 35 kg luggage per passenger and 25 kg economy class. For infants up to 24 months, 10 kg of luggage may be carried. However, on international flights, baggage determinations may differ widely from those for domestic flights, so the exact provisions for the respective flight should be checked on the airline's website before traveling. The sum of the length of a piece of luggage must not exceed 158 cm. For children between 2 and 11 years, a piece of luggage of 23 kg can be carried, for small children up to 2 years of age of 10 kg.
Additional fees will be charged for the carriage of special luggage or sports equipment, which is however not as high as for normal over-luggage. Golf, (water) skiing and fishing equipment can be transported within the baggage restrictions.