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Getting to know Air India

Air India is the flag carrier airline of India, they are the third largest airline in India with regards to the passengers that they transport. This airline is owned by Air India Limited, they are the Government of India enterprise that serves various domestic and international destinations.

Air India became the 27th member of Star Alliance in 2014 , which is a global airline alliance that offers worldwide reach, recognition, and seamless service to the international traveller.

Head-quartered in New Delhi-Air India, they serve 60 domestic destinations, and 31 international destinations in 19 countries. In 2006, Air India was awarded ''The Preferred International Airline for travel and hospitality'' at the Awaz Consumer Awards.

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Why fly with Air India

  • Air India is one of the youngest fleets in the world, and regular upgrades is an indication that they will continue to provide their passengers with a safe and superior flight experience!
  • They are proud members of Star Alliance, which means that their passengers will enjoy enormous benefits including: seamless transfers while travelling across the world, more frequent flyer mileage points, code sharing leading to a wider choice of flights and access to facilities at over 1000 lounges worldwide!
  • Air India has a rich heritage with unmatched services and hospitality in order to compliment its technological growth, for the frequent traveller its these things make your travelling experience better and memorable. Air India were even presented with The Mercury Award from the International Flight Catering Association for 'The Finest In-Flight Catering Services'!

Baggage allowance

All passengers (children included) are allowed 1 piece of hand-luggage (8kg). In addition, passengers are allowed 1 piece of cabin luggage/ package,subject to Security Regulations.


First Class:

These passengers are allowed to check-in 1 piece of luggage (40kg).

Business Class:

These passengers are allowed to check-in 1 piece of luggage (35kg).

Economy Class:

These passengers are allowed to check-in 1 piece of luggage (25kg).

Infants in all classes are only allowed to check-in 1 piece of luggage (10kg).


The weight of your luggage is dependant on which location you are flying to. The baggage allowance weight varies between 20kg-50kg, per bag. Passengers are required to inform themselves on these regulations preferably, before getting to the airport.

Check in

All Air India passengers boarding at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai can check-in online, in order to confirm their presence on flight. Online Check-in is open 48hours before the scheduled time of departure and 24 hours before scheduled departure of flights from the remaining cities.

Counter check-in times vary based on the city where you are boarding, so passengers are required to inform themselves of these times at least a day before departure time.

Cabin classes


These passengers are offered a choice of Continental or Indian cuisine (non-veg/veg). There are well positioned screens that can be enjoyed for cinematic viewing pleasure. Air India ensures that their passengers are comfortable on every trip, thus they have improved illumination and temperature control systems in all flights, as well as complimentary drinks/wine.


Air India's first class cabin will exemplify the true meaning of luxury. This cabin that only seats 12 passengers offers a fine selection of the most delectable meals and drinks.


The most elite of all the classes offered by Air India,the spacious cabins and the plush seats offers executive passengers extreme comfort and luxury. Passengers travelling in this cabin have an exclusive check-in facility, as well as access to the lounge facilities in airports.

Air India's major domestic hub is Indira Gandhi International Airport.

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The information on this page is correct as of November 2015. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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