Air India – the oldest and most popular airline in India. This airline with & # 39 is part of the Government of India Air India Limited (AIL). He is ranked number 16 among the top Asian Asian companies. It is the national airline of India with a global network of passenger and cargo services.
Earlier, Air India has launched Tata Airlines in 1932, but during the Second World War, had to stop its activities. After the war, the company resumed its services in 1946 and became a public limited company under the name of Air India.
June 8, 1948 the company started international services with a weekly flight from Mumbai to London via Cairo and Geneva. According to the Law on Air corporations in 1953 the government nationalized industry and air transport was born Air India International Limited.
Major airlines nodes located at the international airport in Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport and Chatrapatsi Shivazhy in Mumbai. Airlines previously had an international unit at the International Airport of Frankfurt, but in 2010 it was closed due to a series of failures and losses, which caused the company. The company's chairman announced that he would do Indira Gandhi International Airport to its international and domestic center.
In 1960, he joined the Jet Age and acquired the first Boeing 707 420, named Le Havre Shankar and registered as VT-DJJ. The first jet service was launched in New York via London. After 2 years, she became the first jet airline in the world. The airline entered the Guinness Book of Records for the biggest evacuation carried out by civil airliner evakuiravavshy from Oman to Mumbai more than 111 000 people – a distance of 4117 km, performing 488 flights in alliance with Indian Airlines, in August and October 1990, and this operation lasted 59 days. The operation was performed at the time of the Gulf War in 1990.
Cumulative losses for Air India in the 2009-10 fiscal year amounted to Rs. 770 kroons. The airline currently employs approximately 44 destinations around the world. It also has an agreement on the sharing of code with many international airlines to increase coverage.
It provides services to the salon of the first class, business class and economy class. Some other services include luxury lounges for the passengers of the first and upper class in certain areas of ground terminals. The company carries out the sale of its free flights, known as the "Sky Bazaar". Now with the airline & # 39 are a happy partner of Star Alliance and must be connected Alliance Air and Air India Express. In 2006-2007, the airlines have started to show signs of financial crises.
Salon Maharaja offered to passengers of first and business class. Currently headquartered in Nariman point in South Mumbai, the airline moved there in 1970. The building also served as the headquarters of the Indian airlines.