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What Sets Air India Apart?

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Air India is the premier airline of India and is a member of Star Alliance since 2014. Air India has grown to become the country’s largest international carrier out of India since the operation began in 1932 as Tata Airlines. With a market share of 13.5%, Air India is now the third largest domestic airline in India in terms of passengers carried. The airline has a fleet of 112 aircraft and flies to over 90 domestic and international destinations in 27 countries.

Air India services for Economy Class, Business Class and First Class

Global Reach Economy Class

  • In-flight entertainment
  • International cuisine
  • Wide selection of beverages

Global Reach Business Class

  • Airport lounge access
  • Exclusive check-in facilities
  • In-flight entertainment
  • International cuisine
  • Wide selection of beverages

Global Reach First Class

  • Airport lounge access
  • Exclusive check-in facilities
  • Seats that turn into flatbeds
  • Luxurious ambience onboard
  • In-flight entertainment
  • Duty-free shopping
  • International cuisine
  • Wide selection of beverages

Air India (AI) Overview

Air India Information

Code IATA AI
ICAO Code AIC
The owner Airline of India
Company Headquarters Airlines House, 113 Gurudwara Rakabganj Road, New Delhi –01
The Main Operational Airport  Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and  Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Year of establishment 1932
Slogan AIR INDI TRULY INDIAN
Alliance  Member of Star Alliance

Air India & the Alliance of Common Code

Indian airline has codeshare agreements with SriLankan Airlines, Air New Zealand, EVA Air, FlyBe, Lufthansa and 26 others.

SriLankan Airlines Air New Zealand
EVA Air Lufthansa
Austral Airlines Air Seychelles
Air Astana Air India Express (subsidiary)
Croatia Airlines Ethiopian Airlines
Fiji Airlines Avianca
Air Canada Egyptian Airlines
Hong Kong Airlines Myanmar Airways International
Royal Brunei Airlines Singapore Airlines
Swiss International Airlines TAP Portugal Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Fly Be

Air India Check-in Information

For passengers with a confirmed e-ticket, online check-in for all Air India flights can be made between 48 hours to 2 hours before departure.

Air India Baggage Allowance

Baggage Policy

As per Air India baggage policy, these items are not permitted on board the aircraft:
Flammable materials, non-flammable and toxic gases.
Flammable liquids and solids.
Toxic substances such as pesticides, arsenic and cyanide.
Radioactive materials and oxidizing materials.
Firearms and explosives.
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electronic cigarettes.
Items and tools that can cause infection, such as viruses and bacteria.
Corrosive materials such as mercury, liquid batteries and acids.
Note: This is just an indicative list, and it can change, or be modified according to the destination you want to travel to with Air India. For more information on the list of prohibited items, please contact customer service.

Baggage Allowance

  • All passengers are allowed one piece of carry-on bag with a weight limit of 8kg.
  • Economy class baggage allowance is one bag weighing no more than 25kg.
  • The business class baggage allowance is up to two bags weighing no more than 35kg in total (each bag limit to 32kg).
  • The first class baggage allowance is up to two bags weighing no more than 40kg in total (each bag limit to 32kg).
  • Infants in all classes are allowed up to one bag weighing no more than 10kg.
  • For Alliance Air flights (except Shimla), the baggage allowance is one bag weighing no more than 15kg. For single ticket holders traveling on Alliance Air flights and connecting to Air India domestic flights, passengers are eligible for 25kg baggage.

Air India Airways

Air India Food & Drinks

Air India prides itself to serve mouth-watering delicious dishes includes free meals, snacks and beverages on all flights. The national carrier of India requests all passengers to pre-order special meals at least 48-hours before flight departure time.

Special meals listed below:

  • Asian Veg Meal
  • Hindu Meal
  • Kosher Meal
  • Jain Meal
  • Vegetarian Meal
  • Muslim Meal
  • Diabetic Meal
  • Bland Meal
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian Meal
  • Raw Vegetable Meal
  • Vegan Meal
  • Vegetarian Oriental Meal
  • Seafood Meal
  • Low Sodium Meal

Note: There is no alcohol served on domestic flights

In-flight Sales

Shopping during the flight
Sky bazaar for online shopping in flight

Value Addition on Air India Flights

  • Comfortable seating on all classes
  • Enjoy additional space
  • Luxurious passenger lounges
  • World class catering menus
  • Sky bazaar for online shopping in flight

Air India operates from its primary hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and secondary hub at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai , Total Destinations 102 , The airline has a fleet of 112 aircraft and flies to over 90 domestic and international destinations in 27 countries.

Air India operates from its primary hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and secondary hub at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai , Total Destinations 102 , The airline has a fleet of 112 aircraft and flies to over 90 domestic and international destinations in 27 countries.

Air India FAQs

Does Air India provide online seat selection?
Yes, Air India offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.
Does Air India allow web check-in?
Yes, Air India allows web check-in.
What is the age a new born child can be carried with Air India?
Please ensure that your infant is more than 7 days old and under 24 months old at the time of travel. For safety reasons, every infant must be accompanied by an adult. There is a fee for each child.
What is the total number of routes serviced by Air India?
The total number of routes serviced by Air India is 102.
Can I take a stroller on board?
Yes. Foldable/collapsible pushchairs and strollers meeting the permissible size and weight of hand baggage may be accepted for carriage in the cabin provided space is available. Pushchair/stroller should be stowed and secured in the overhead locker. Its stowage must not create an obstruction to cabin crew and passengers movement nor restrict access to safety equipment or emergency exit.
What is the airline code for Air India?
The airline code for Air India is AI

Can I book on behalf of a friend or family member?
Yes, you can make a booking on behalf of someone else. However, you will need the official documents such as a credit card and passport details of the traveler. Note that all the information must be entered correctly.
Can I change name on airline ticket?
Yes. You can change the name on a flight ticket but the airline will normally charge you an administration fee to do so. Some airlines will allow you to change the name on your reservation because of a spelling mistake but won't allow you to transfer your flight to somebody else.
Can I carry perfumes in my hand luggage?
Saudia flights do not permit its passengers to carry any liquids including non-alcoholic in their hand luggage due to their no liquid policy. Go through the baggage policy before booking a flight.
Can I use my laptop or mobile during the flight?
Yes, you may use your laptop or mobile once the seat belt signs have been switched off. Your wireless connection must be switched off (known as “Airplane” mode) and you must obey any requests from the airline's flight attendants to switch off electrical equipment at any time during your flight.
If I need help at the airport, where should I go?
You can go to the Airlines’s staff at the airport.
Who is liable if my travel documents are incomplete or no longer valid?
Under international transport law, passengers are responsible for carrying whatever documents are necessary to enter a particular country. The airline will not be held liable for expenses arising due to the passenger's failure to present the necessary documents. Before starting your journey, you must be in possession of all documents relating to entering or leaving the country you intend to visit, along with any relevant health or documents. If you are refused entry to the country, you are obliged to pay all fines and related expenses levied against you or the airline, as well as pay the airline for transport from this country. The airline will not refund you the amount paid for transport to the point at which entry was denied booking.

Air India Highlights

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