Air India is India’s premier airline headquartered in New Delhi. The airline is owned by the state-owned Air India Limited. It was founded on October 15, 1932, as Tata Airlines. Regular operational activities are carried out with
July 29, 1946.
The airline serves about 100 destinations, of which more than 60 are international. Flights operate on 4 continents. The headquarters of the airline is located at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, there are also offices in several major cities in India.
Air India is India’s largest international carrier with a market share of about 20%. In addition, the airline is the third-largest domestic airline in India by the number of passengers carried (after IndiGo and Jet Airways) with a market share of about 15%. In July 2014, the airline became the 27th member of the Star Alliance.
- According to the influential British consulting agency SKYTRAX, specializing in the study of the quality of services provided by various air carriers, the airline was awarded three stars.
- Air India is ranked 89th in the Safest Airlines of the World 2019 by Jacdec.
As of January 27, 2020, there are 125 airliners in the Air India fleet. The average age of the aircraft is 7.3 years.
The oldest – Boeing 747-400, with a tail number – VT-ESO. His age is 25.2 years. The newest is the Airbus A320neo, with tail number VT-EXP. He is 0.1 years old.