Air India was founded in October 1932 as Tata Airlines, and commenced operations in July 1946. It is the national carrier of India and headquartered in New Delhi. Its primary hub is at the Indira Gandhi International Airport and secondary hub at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Air India is the third largest carrier in India after private airline giants Indigo and Jet Airways. Also, it’s a Star Alliance member.
Air India currently operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing. Its fleet consists a total of 107 aircraft with Airbus A319-100, A320-200, Airbus A321-200, and Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-300ER, and Boeing 787-8.
Air India flies to around 85 destinations (49 domestic and 36 international) in 24 countries around the world. The short-haul routes include cities in Southeast Asia. As of October 2016, Air India flies the world’s longest regular scheduled non-stop flight from New Delhi to San Francisco over the Pacific Ocean.
Codeshare partner airlines
Air India has codeshare agreements with 17 other global airlines, including Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Air Canada, and Egypt Air.
For international flights, the airline allows you to carry a hand baggage weighing up to 8 kg. Passengers travelling in Executive Class are permitted to carry 40 kg of check-in luggage while Economy Class passengers are allowed to carry check-in luggage weighing up to 30 kg. Baggage exceeding the mentioned limits is chargeable.
For detailed baggage information on Air India, kindly visit the airline website.
How to book Air India flights?
Booking Air India tickets online is a simple process and provides you a ton of information with a few clicks. Fill the online booking form with your trip itineraries, such as travel dates and destination, and you can compare prices and flight timings quickly. Apart from the flight schedules, you can scan through information about direct flights and those with a stopover. When purchasing Air India flight tickets online, round-trip bookings are typically cheaper than one-way routes.
Before leaving for the airport?
You should ensure that you carry your flight ticket copy which clearly mentions the PNR number. You can use PNR to check the flight schedule online as well as check-in even before you leave for the airport. The online check-in window opens 48-hours before the scheduled departure and remains open 2-hours before the flight departure. Web check-in is available for more destinations.