Air India Regional ATR 72 taxiing in at Diu Airport.
Air India Regional CRJ-700 aircraft VT-RJC
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. It operates 170 weekly flights to 25 domestic destinations as a subsidiary of Air India.
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.
On 29 July 1998, 9 people were killed (6 on board and 3 on the ground) when Alliance Air Flight VT-EJW from Kochi to Thiruvananthapuram crashed into the Component Repair Shop (CRS) building in the Naval Aircraft Yard in Kochi in Kerala, India.
On 20 July 2011, Air India Regional Flight 9801, a CRJ-700 registered VT-RJC carrying 55 passengers and four crew members operating a flight from Delhi to Kanpur, overran the runway at Kanpur Airport but safely stopped. There were no injuries to the passengers or crew, however the aircraft suffered minor damage.