The center of exploitation is with the International airport Chhatrapati Shivaji with Mumbai. It serves 39 destinations around the world, including 12 in the country.
Historythe company makes go up its roots with the October 15th 1932 when its founder Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (or J.R.D. Tata) flew on a single-engined aircraft De Havilland Puss Moth registered VT-ADN, transporting mail of Karachi to Bombay via Ahmedabad. The apparatus continued until Madras via Bellary, controlled by a pilot of the Royal Air Force named Neville Vincent.
The same year, the company was created as a division of Touched Ltd Sounds. (currently Touched Group), the Indian conglomerate. After the Second world war the service began again in 1946 under the current name.
In 1948 the government of the country, lately independent, bought 49% of the actions with an option for 2% of any time and granted the authorization of international exploitation.
The June 8th 1948 a Lockheed Constellation L-749A named Malabar Princess VT-CQP left Bombay for London via Cairo and Geneva marking the first flight with large operating range followed quickly by a line to Nairobi via Aden.
In 1970, the offices are moved in a skyscraper especially built in the center town. The following year enters in service the first Boeing 747-200 named Emperor Ashoka VT-EBD. That corresponds to the introduction of delivered and service Palais in the sky .
In 1986, Air India makes the decision to supplement its fleet with Airbus A310 of which it is the largest operator of this type. In 1988, it takes delivery of two Boeing 747 in mixed configuration passenger-cargo liner.
In 1993, Air India obtains its new vessel standard, Boeing 747-400 named Konark VT-ESM, which beats a record while being the first non-stop flight between New York and Delhi. In 1996, one second destination is opened with the the United States with Chicago and in 1999 it has its dedicated terminal, the 2-C, in Mumbai.
In 2007, Air India amalgamates with the Indian company Indian Airlines
The logo and the mascotThe centaur, like symbol of the movement and speed, is the logo.
The mascot is a Maharaja capped with a turban and carrying a moustache.
- the November 3rd 1950: the Malabar Princess strikes the Mont Blanc killing 48 people.
- the January 24th 1966: a Boeing 707, carrying out the connection between Mumbai and New York, is crushed on Mont Blanc killing all the passengers.
- on January 1st 1978: the plane of the flight 855 does not manage to take off in Mumbai and is crushed on the track, killing all the passengers on his board.
- the June 21st 1982: the plane does not manage to take off and is dislocated a little further.
- the June 23rd 1985: the plane of the flight 182 which carries out the connection Toronto - London-Delhi explodes above the Atlantique killing the 329 passengers who were on board. This attack would be due to nationalists Sikh S.
- the December 19th 2005: the Boeing 747-400 of the flight 136, at the beginning of Frankfurt, with 273 people on her board, carries out an emergency landing because of the explosion of a tire after takeoff.
Code ARCAir India uses the numeric digital code ARC 098 .
- Official site Air India
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