In an earnest attempt to pave way for the emergence of a single entity as India's National Flag carrier, Indian Airlines and Air India, India's premier airlines were merged to form Air India to provide an integrated international and domestic footprint, for the advantage of travelers. This Indian Airlines and Air India merger has brought seamless integration of domestic and international flights, allowing passengers to check in for their international flight from any domestic point in India.
Indian Airlines, in its new avtar of Air India can be identified with its key color as orange and a contemporary graphic representation of a flying swan with the Konark Chakra placed inside it, the imagery depicting traditional Indian hospitality and service.
Indian Airlines or the new Air India has an improved frequent flier programs with new offerings to various global destinations. The consumer is a clear winner in this merger, having a much-improved product and superior service quality.
Air India Sector
Air India connects 146 international and domestic destinations around the world, including 12 gateways in India with Air India Express, which is a fully-owned subsidiary of Air India. Some destinations are through code share. With the commencement of the merger, all sectors covered by the erstwhile Indian Airlines are now covered by Air India.
AI has a network that spans from Asia to America covering Gulf, Africa and Europe. In all, it covers 89 destinations ? 49 within India and 40 abroad. AI flies to various destinations in India, which include important cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Pune, and Chennai along with regional destinations like Ahmedabad, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi and others. For cheap airfares and great deals on international and domestic air tickets, including popular travel sectors like New Delhi-Bangalore-New Delhi, Mumbai-Bangalore-Mumbai, New Delhi-Mumbai-New Delhi, Bangalore-New Delhi-Bangalore, Mumbai-Goa-Mumbai, Delhi-Goa-Delhi, Bangalore-Hyderabad-Bangalore and more, book your travel on Air India.
Indian Airlines Fleet
Air India, together, has a fleet of more than 200 aircrafts, which includes 3 wide bodied airbus A300s, 47 fly-by-wire airbus A320s, 3 Airbus A319s, 11 Boeing 737s, 2 Dornier Do-228 aircraft, 4 ATR-42 and others. Air India has placed orders for 67 new aircrafts, which includes 4 Boeing 777-200LR's, 12 Boeing 777-300LR's, 27 Boeing 787-8's, 15 A321 Airbuses and 9 A319 Airbuses.
The new fleet has brought in a product and service level, that is the best in class, which includes in-flight entertainment, better seats and enhanced in-flight service. A combined schedule enables better connectivity to the largest international airline in India as well as improved service to various domestic points in India.