Air India is India’s national flag carrier. Air transport was born in India on February 18, 1911 when Henri Piquet, flying a Humber bi-plane, carried mail from Allahabad to Naini Junction some six miles away. However, scheduled services in India, in the real sense, only began on October 15, 1932. It was on this day that J.R.D. Tata, the father of Civil Aviation in India and founder of Air-India, took off from Drigh Road Airport, Karachi, in a tiny, light single-engined de Havilland Puss Moth on his flight to Mumbai (then known as Bombay) via Ahmedabad. He landed with his precious load of mail on a grass strip at Juhu. At Mumbai, Neville Vintcent, a former RAF pilot, who had come to India from Britain three years earlier on a barn-storming tour, during which he had surveyed a number of possible air routes, took over from J.R.D.Tata and flew the Puss Moth to Chennai (then Madras) via Bellary.
Air India is currently a popular airline for cheap flights from UK airports to India. The airline operates on routes from London to Delhi, for example.
Air Inda flies with a fleet comprising: Airbus A310-300, Airbus A319-10, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A330-200, Boeing 737-200, Boeing 737-300,Boeing 737-400, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300 and Boeing 787-8.
Air India operates to 30 international destinations from its hubs in Mumbai and New Delhi, including London, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Yakarta, Nairobi, París and Toronto.