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)
Hubs Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program Flying returns
Airport lounge Maharaja lounge
Alliance Star Alliance (affiliate)
Fleet size 11
Destinations 25
Company slogan Your Palace in the Sky!
Parent company Air India Limited
Headquarters Delhi
Key people Rohit Nandan, 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 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.


As of February 2016, Air India Regional Fleet Consists of the following Aircraft Families (All aircraft are dry leased).[3]

Air India Regional Fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers
ATR 72-600 5 70 leased
ATR 42-320 3 48 leased
Bombardier CRJ700 3 70 leased
Total 12


  • 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 17 July 2000, Alliance Air Flight 7412 a Boeing 737-2A8/Adv (registered VT-EGD) crashed near the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport in Bihar, India killing 60 people.
  • 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.

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. ^ "Fleet Details.". Air India. Retrieved 30 May 2015.