Air India was founded in 1932 by J.R.D. Tata, an Indian aviator and business tycoon, and was later renamed as Tata Airlines. The airline is headquartered in New Delhi.


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Air India operates more than 80 domestic and international destinations. Asian destinations are operated through its subsidiaries Air India Regional and Air India Express. The airline uses the Airbus A320 family and Boeing 787 aircraft for selected domestic routes while long distance services use the Boeing 777-300ER, 747 and 787 aircraft.

Air India is one of the most extensive flight service providers in India and is ranked as the most reputed government airline. The airline is also the third largest airline in India in terms of passengers carried.

The logo of Air India is a red coloured flying swan with the ‘Konark Chakra’ in orange, placed inside it.  The flying swan has been designed from Air India’s characteristic logo, ‘The Centaur’, whereas the ‘Konark Chakra’ is reminiscent of Indian’s logo.

Air India is the only carrier with direct flights between Australia and India.

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Now that Air India is part of the Star Alliance, travellers with Gold status have access to partner lounges while flying international itineraries.