Air India Limited

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Air India Limited
State Owned Enterprise
Founded30 March 2007 (2007-03-30)
HeadquartersAirlines House, New Delhi
Key people
Ashwani Lohani []
(Chairman & MD)[1]
Revenue142.551 billion (US$2.0 billion) (2011)[2]
OwnerGovernment Of India
Number of employees
28,085 (2011)
  • Hotel Corporation of India Limited
  • Air India Air Transport Services Limited
  • Air India Engineering Services Limited
  • Air India Express
  • Alliance Air[3]

Air India Limited is a company that was formed as National Aviation Company of India Limited by the government of India to oversee the merger of Air India and Indian airline.[4] The company was renamed as Air India Limited on 26 October 2010.[5] It was incorporated on 30 March 2007 and was owned by the Government of India based at the Air India Building in Nariman Point, Mumbai.[6] The Company was created to facilitate the merger of the two main state-owned airlines in India: Air India, with its subsidiary Air India Express and Indian, together with its subsidiary Alliance Air (was called Air India Regional for about 6 years from 2011 to March 2017).



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Air India ExpressAlliance Air

Upon completion of the merger on 26 February 2011 there is now one primary airline, Air India, with two subsidiary (Alliance Air and Air India Express) carriers providing regional and low-cost point-to-point services. AIL carriers connect 93 destinations (60 domestic and 33 international) in 24 countries as of February 2011.

Additional subsidiaries are Hotel Corporation of India Limited, Air India Charters Limited, and Airline Allied Services Limited.[7] In 2013, it split its engineering and cargo businesses into two separate subsidiaries, Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL) and Air India Air Transport Services Limited (AIATSL).[8]


  1. ^ Template:Cite. ( Boarding Department) Educative Managing Director = Gautam Mrinaal web
  2. ^ Profit & Loss Account for the year ended 31 March 2011[dead link]
  3. ^ "AIL Annual Report" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-14.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "NACIL". Archived from the original on 8 September 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  5. ^ "Maharaja gets back old name". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  6. ^ "Annual Report 2009 (English)" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-14.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "PMO seeks health report from Air India : India, News - India Today". Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  8. ^ "Companies". Retrieved 2015-12-07.

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