Alliance Air (India)

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Alliance Air
Alliance Air logo 2017.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
9I[1] LLR[1] ALLIED[2]
Founded1996; 24 years ago (1996)
Commenced operations21 June 1996; 23 years ago (1996-06-21)
Operating bases
Frequent-flyer programFlying returns
AllianceStar Alliance (affiliate)
Fleet size20
Parent companyAir India Limited
HeadquartersDelhi, India
Key people
RevenueIncrease602 crore (US$84 million) (FY 2017-18)[3]
ProfitDecrease-264 crore (US$−37 million) (FY 2017-18)[3]
Total equitySteady402.25 crore (US$56 million) (FY 2017-18)[3]
Employees602 (as of 31 March 2018)[3]

Alliance Air is an Indian regional airline and a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India. It was founded in 1996 and mainly operates domestic routes as part of the government's Regional Connectivity Scheme.


Alliance Air was founded in April 1996 as a subsidiary of Indian Airlines.[4] The parent company wished to make better use of its Boeing 737 fleet, so it wet-leased 12 of these aircraft to Alliance Air.[5] The subsidiary operated its first flight on 21 June 1996. Alliance Air served as a low-cost feeder airline for Indian Airlines, providing connections to the latter's hubs from various smaller cities across the country. In 2002 the airline was offering flights to 44 destinations in India utilizing a fleet of 11 Boeing 737-200s.[4]

In 2007, when Indian Airlines was merged with Air India, it became the regional arm of Air India operating under a new identity as Air India Regional.[6] In March 2017, the airline was again renamed Alliance Air.[7]


Alliance Air operates to 64 destinations in India as of January 2020. It operates regional services in India through its hubs in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata and Mumbai.[8] On 18 October 2019, the airline started its first international flight from Chennai to Jaffna, Sri Lanka but its commercial service started on 11 November 2019. Alliance air started its service from Agatti (Lakshadweep) to Kozhikode (Calicut) to Bengaluru on 20 November 2019.[9]


Alliance Air operates the following aircraft as of January 2020:[10][11]

Alliance Air fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 42-320 1 48
ATR 72-600 18 70
Total 19

Former fleet[edit]


Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Alliance Air (India)". ch-aviation. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  2. ^ "JO 7340.2G Contractions" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 5 January 2017. p. 3-1-17. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "AIRLINE ALLIED SERVICES LIMITED/ANNUAL REPORT/2017-18" (PDF). Air India. 19 October 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Alliance Air" (PDF). Flight International. March 2002. p. 71. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  5. ^ Haridas, Neena (17 July 2000). "Plane had met with an accident before". Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  6. ^ "About Air India Regional".
  7. ^ "Air India Regional". Air India. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Alliance Air". Air India. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Jaffna-Chennai air travel commences". Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. November 2019: 16.
  11. ^ "Fleet Details". Air India. Archived from the original on 27 February 2019. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  12. ^ a b "India's Alliance Air ends CRJ-700 operations". ch-aviation. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Alliance Air Flight 7412". Aviation Safety Network. Flight Safety Foundation. Retrieved 19 May 2019.

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