Air India is the national carrier of the Republic of India serving 27 destinations in 10 countries around the world. Headquartered in the Air India Building at Nariman Point in South Mumbai, the airline is run by CMD Arvind Jadhav and owned by the National Aviation Company of India Limited.
Air India operates cheap flights to Asia, Europe and North America from its hubs in Delhi and Mumbai. An international stop-over hub is based at Frankfurt Airport. UK passengers can fly directly from London Heathrow, also the airlines focus city. Air India is the oldest serving airline in the country and the 16th largest in Asia. With a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft Air India serves 11 domestic and 17 international destinations.
Air India is a member of the Star Alliance and as such provides passengers with a high standard of in-flight features including LCD widescreen TV’s per seat.
Advance check-in online is available for passengers travelling from Mumbai to UK, Europe and the United States. Standard check in for all Air India passengers is two hours before scheduled departure.
Economy passengers can check up to 30kg of hold luggage. First and Executive Class are permitted up to 40kg. All passengers can carry on one item of hand luggage not exceeding 55 x 40 x 20cm in dimension and weighing up to 8kg. Check Air India information for excess baggage fees.
Air India offers a seat pitch of 31- 34 inches in Economy and 47.2 inches for business travellers. In First Class the seat pitch is 82 inches for international flights.
Frequent Flyer Programme
Flying Returns is the frequent flyer programme available with Air India. Members can enjoy access to the Maharaja Lounge and earn points to spend on services from any airline in the Star Alliance.
Air India was established by J.R.D. Tata, the founding father of civil aviation in India. As a young man he trained and received his pilot licence in India and in 1932 he founded 'Tata Airlines' to serve domestic locations. In 1946 the airline became Air India and now serves destinations worldwide.