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 Airlines as Alliance Air. As part of Indian's merger with Air India, it was renamed Air India Regional. It operates 170 weekly flights to 42 domestic destinations as a subsidiary of Air India.
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Air India Regional was established as Alliance Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Indian Airlines on 1 April 1996 and started operations on 21 June 1996. It was renamed Air India Regional after the merger between Air India and Indian Airlines
The airline serves 42 destinations through its hubs in Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai in Northern India, North-Eastern India, Southern India, Western India and Eastern India. It mainly flies to regional destinations across India from its metro hubs.
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 Agatti Aerodrome crashed into the Component Repair Shop (CRS) building in the Naval Aircraft Yard in Kochi in Kerala, India.