India’s national carrier, Air India, is the preferred airline to generations of flyers in India and overseas. Its mascot Maharajah symbolises a trust that makes Air India unique ever since it pioneered aviation in India and carved for itself a special place in our civil aviation history.
Over the years, Air India has kept pace with trends and technology; changing consumer needs and preferences and constantly evolved in sync with the changing times. It is not just an airline that transports people and cargo. It is an institution by itself and one of the most distinct and distinguished brand amongst all airlines. Air India boasts of a massive infrastructure with state of the art fleet, establishments all over the world, huge network, engineering and maintenance facilities, well-equipped training schools, simulators, ground handling facilities & trained human resources in every area of its operations.
With its state-of-the-art fleet, Air India connects 71 domestic and 42 international destinations across the US, Australia, Europe, Far and South-east Asia and the Gulf. Recently, Air India scripted history with the world’s longest non-stop flights from Delhi to San Francisco via the Pacific route. With its mantra of regional connectivity, Air India promotes tourism and business while strengthening the socio-economic structure.
Air India joined the prestigious Star Alliance in 2014, the first for an Indian carrier, bringing a host of benefits, such as seamless transfers, combined frequent flyer loyalty points, code sharing, wider choice of flights and access to facilities at more than 1000 lounges worldwide. The alliance network currently offers over 18,500 daily flights to 1312 airports in 190 countries.
Air India has always delivered keeping consumer needs in mind and over 15 lakh members of its frequent flyer loyalty programme Flying Returns is a testimony to this .The wide seats, extra leg room, maximum baggage allowance, best inflight cuisine, frequent flyer programme, extensive domestic and international network coupled with innovative offers and pricing make Air India one of the most trusted and dependable brands for air travellers.
Giving top priority to safety, Air India was the first airline in India to obtain IOSA and ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit of Ground Operations) certifications. From standing by the nation during any crisis, reflecting the tradition and culture of the country, or showcasing the strength of emerging India – Air India has always been identified with India. Whether it is a natural calamity or war- Air India always spreads its wings to be with India and Indians. A graphic testimony to this role that Air India plays as the nation’s second line of defence has been highlighted in the recent Bollywood classic Airlift- which showcases Air India’s epic evacuation of Indians stranded in war-torn Kuwait in the Nineties.
Air India recently scripted history by flying the world’s longest ever round-the-world flight on the Delhi-San Francisco-Delhi flight with an all-women crew and supported by its women employees to celebrate International Women’s Day. This reiterates a vibrant company that gives equal respect and opportunity to its woman employees.
From standing by the nation during any crisis, upholding tradition or showcasing the strength of emerging India – Air India has always been identified with India- a nation on the rise.