Air India Regional

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This article is about an Indian airline formerly called Alliance Air. For the Australian airline, see Alliance Airlines.
Air India Regional
Air India Regional new English logo.png
Founded 1996 (as Alliance Air)
Hubs Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
Frequent-flyer program Flying returns
Airport lounge Maharaja lounge
Alliance Star Alliance (affiiliate)
Fleet size 9
Destinations 25
Company slogan Your Palace in the Sky!
Parent company Air India Limited
Headquarters Delhi
Key people Rohit Nandan, CMD
KS Reddy, COO
Air India Regional CRJ-700 aircraft

Air India Regional is an Indian airline which was started as a low-cost arm of Indian as Alliance Air. As part of Indian's merger with Air India, it was renamed Air India Regional.[1] It operates 170 weekly flights to 25 domestic destinations as a subsidiary of Air India.[2]


The airline was established on 1 April 1996 and started operations on 21 June 1996. It was wholly owned by Indian. The airline was renamed Air India Regional in the merger between Air India and Indian Airlines.


The airline serves Tier II and Tier III cities via the hubs of Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai & Bengaluru. These hubs are connected to 25 destinations in India i.e., Agatti, Agra, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Bhuj, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharamshala, Guwahati, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kullu, Lilabari, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pantnagar, Port Blair, Shillong, Silchar, Surat and Tezpur. [3]


As of January 2015, Air India Regional Fleet Consists of the following Aircraft Families (All aircraft are dry leased). [4]

Air India Regional Fleet
Aircraft Owned Dry Lease Passengers
ATR 42-320 0 4 48
ATR 72-600 0 1 70
CRJ700 0 4 70
Total 0 9

4 more ATR-600s are to be added to the fleet by July 2015. [5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 27 March 2007. p. 73. 
  2. ^ "Alliance Air destinations.". Alliance Air- Air India. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Alliance Air destinations.". Alliance Air- Air India. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Fleet Details.". Air India. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Alliance Air introduces its first ATR 72-600". ATR Aircraft. Retrieved 5 January 2015.