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
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1996 (as Alliance Air)
Commenced operations 21 June 1996; 20 years ago (1996-06-21)
Frequent-flyer program Flying returns
Airport lounge Maharaja lounge
Alliance Star Alliance (affiliate)
Fleet size 15
Destinations 42
Company slogan Air India... Truly Indian
Parent company Air India Limited
Headquarters Delhi
Key people Ashwini Lohani, CMD
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.[1] It operates 170 weekly flights to 42 domestic destinations as a subsidiary of Air India.[2]


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[3]


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.


As of September 2016, Air India Regional Fleet Consists of the following Aircraft Families (All aircraft are dry leased).[4]

Air India Regional fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Y Total
ATR 42-320 4 48 48 leased
ATR 72-600 8 8 70 70 8 more to be leased from Elix till March 2017
Bombardier CRJ700 3 70 70 leased
Total 15 8  


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. ^ "Air India Regional". Air India. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Fleet Details.". Air India. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 

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