Alliance Air (India)

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Alliance Air
Alliance Air logo 2017.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
9I[1] LLR[1] ALLIED[2]
Founded1996
Commenced operations21 June 1996; 23 years ago (1996-06-21)
Operating bases
Frequent-flyer programFlying returns
AllianceStar Alliance (affiliate)
Fleet size20 (June 2019)
Destinations55 (May 2019)
Company sloganConnecting India
Parent companyAir India Limited
HeadquartersDelhi, India
Key people
  • Ashwini Lohani, CMD
  • C S Subbiah, CEO
Websiteairindia.in

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.

History[edit]

An Alliance Air Boeing 737-200 photographed at Delhi Airport in 2005

Alliance Air was founded in April 1996 as a subsidiary of Indian Airlines.[3] The parent company wished to make better use of its Boeing 737 fleet, so it wet-leased 12 of these aircraft to Alliance Air.[4] 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.[3]

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.[5] In March 2017, the airline was again renamed Alliance Air.[6]

Destinations[edit]

Alliance Air operates to 55 destinations in India as of May 2019. It operates regional services in India through its hubs in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai and Visakhapatnam.[7]

Fleet[edit]

An ATR 72-600 belonging to Alliance Air, parked at Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore

Alliance Air operates the following aircraft as of June 2019:[8]

Alliance Air fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 72-600 18 70
ATR 42-320 2 48
Total 20

Former fleet[edit]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[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 "Alliance Air" (PDF). Flight International. March 2002. p. 71. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  4. ^ Haridas, Neena (17 July 2000). "Plane had met with an accident before". Rediff.com. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  5. ^ "About Air India Regional".
  6. ^ "Air India Regional". Air India. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Alliance Air". Air India. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Fleet Details". Air India. Archived from the original on 27 February 2019. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  9. ^ a b "India's Alliance Air ends CRJ-700 operations". ch-aviation. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Alliance Air Flight 7412". Aviation Safety Network. Flight Safety Foundation. Retrieved 19 May 2019.

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