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Air India

Air India
AirlineAir India
FoundedJuly 1932 (as Tata Airlines)
Commenced operations15 October 1932
Airline hub
Secondary hubs
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programFlying Returns
Member loungeMaharaja Lounge
Fleet size103 (+30 orders)(excl. subsidiaries)
Destinations75 (excl. subsidiaries)
Company sloganYour Palace in the Sky
Parent companyAir India Limited
HeadquartersAir India Building,
Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key peopleJ. R. D. Tata, Founder
Rohit Nandan, CMD

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Air India ( ) is the flag carrier airline of India. It is part of the government of India owned Air India Limited (AIL). The airline operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft serving Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Its corporate office is located at the Air India Building at Nariman Point in South Mumbai. Air India has two major domestic hubs at Indira Gandhi International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. An international hub at Dubai International Airport is currently being planned.

Air India has the fourth largest share in India's domestic air travel market, behind Jet Airways, Kingfisher and IndiGo. Following its merger with Indian, Air India has faced multiple problems, including escalating financial losses and discontent among employees. Between September 2007 and May 2011, Air India's domestic market share declined from 19.2% to 14%, primarily due to stiff competition from private Indian carriers. In August 2011, Air India's invitation to join Star Alliance was suspended due to its failure to meet the minimum standards for the membership. In October 2011, talks between the airline and Star Alliance have resumed.

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