Air India Regional

Infobox Airline
airline=Air India Regional
अलायंस एयर

logo=AllianceAirLogo.pnglogo_size=150
fleet_size=15
destinations=24
IATA=CD
ICAO=LLR
callsign=ALLIED
parent=Indian Airlines
company_slogan=Your Palace in the Sky!
founded=1996
headquarters=New Delhi and Mumbai
key_people=Capt. Mehbub Butt
hubs=Indira Gandhi International Airport
focus_cities=
frequent_flyer=
lounge=
alliance= Star Alliance (joining 2008 with Air India)
website= http://www.airindia.com

Air India Regional started as Alliance Air ( _hi. अलायंस एयर), which was the low-cost arm of Indian Airlines. As part of Indian Airlines' merger with Air India, Alliance Air was renamed Air India Regionalcite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | page= 73 | date= 2007-03-27] . It operates 357 weekly flights to 44 domestic destinations and remains a subsidiary of Indian Airlines. Its main base is Indira Gandhi International Airport, in Delhi.

History

The airline was established on 1 April 1996 and started operations on 21 June 1996. It is wholly owned by Indian Airlines.The airline was renamed Air India Regional post-merger, its fleet of 737's were converted to freighters for the new Air India Cargo.

Destinations

Air India Regional (Alliance Air) operates scheduled services to the following domestic destinations [ [http://mediacenter.indianairlines.in/iaschedule/iaschedule.xls] ] :

*Andhra Pradesh
**Vishakhapatnam - Visakhapatnam Airport
*Assam
**Dibrugarh - Mohanbari Airport
**Guwahati - Gopinath Bordoloi Airport
**Jorhat - Rowriah Airport
**North Lakhimpur - Lilabari Airport
**Silchar - Kumbhirgram Airport
*Delhi
**Indira Gandhi Airport
*Gujarat
**Surat - Surat Airport
*Himachal Pradesh
**Kulu - Bhuntar Airport
*Jharkhand
**Ranchi - Birsa Munda Airport
*Madhya Pradesh
**Gwalior - Gwalior Airport
**Jabalpur - Jabalpur Airport
*Manipur
**Imphal - Imphal Airport
*Meghalaya
**Shillong - Umroi Airport
*Mizoram
**Aizawl - Lengpui Airport
*Nagaland
**Dimapur - Dimapur Airport
*Orissa
**Bhubaneshwar - Biju Patnaik Airport
*Rajasthan
**Jaipur - Sanganer Airport
**Udaipur - Maharana Pratap Airport
*Tripura
**Agartala - Singerbhil Airport
*Uttar Pradesh
**Allahabad - Bamrauli Airport
**Kanpur - Chakeri Airport
*West Bengal
**Kolkata - Subhash Chandra Bose Airport

Incidents

*60 people were killed when Alliance Air Flight 7412 crashed near the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport in Bihar, India.
*9 people were killed (6 on board and 3 on the ground) when Alliance Air Flight from Lakshadweep Islands to Thiruvananthapuram crashed into a Naval Air Hangar in Cochin in Kerala, India on July 29, 1998.

Fleet

The Air India Regional fleet consists of the following aircraft (at July 2008):

*2 ATR 42-300
*3 ATR 42-320
*1 Bombardier CRJ-700 (Ex-Styrian Spirit, first CRJ-700 in India)
*2 Dornier 228 (Ex-Indian Airlines)

External links

* [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=CD&al_op=1 Alliance Air Fleet]

References


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