Air India Limited

Air India Limited
Industry Aviation
Founded 30 March 2007 (2007-03-30)
Headquarters Air India Building, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people
Ashwini Lohani
(Chairman & MD)
Revenue 142.551 billion (US$2.1 billion) (2011)[1]
Owner Government of India
Number of employees
28,085 (2011)
  • Hotel Corporation of India Limited
  • Air India Air Transport Services Limited
  • Air India Engineering Services Limited
  • Air India Charters Limited
  • IAL Airport Services Limited
  • Airline Allied Services Limited[2]

Air India Limited is a company that was formed as National Aviation Company of India Limited by the government of India to oversee the merger of Air India and Indian.[3] The company was renamed as Air India Limited on 26 October 2010.[4] It was incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 on 30 March 2007 and was owned by the Government of India based at the Air India Building in Nariman Point, Mumbai.[5] The Company was created to facilitate the merger of the two main state-owned airlines in India: Air India, with its subsidiary Air India Express and Indian, together with its subsidiary Alliance Air (now called Air India Regional).



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Air India ExpressAir India Regional

Upon completion of the merger on 26 February 2011 there is now one primary airline, Air India, with two subsidiary (Air India Express and Air India Regional) carriers providing regional and low-cost, point-to-point services and a third subsidiary for cargo operations. AIL carriers connect 93 destinations (60 domestic and 33 international) in 24 countries as of February 2011.

Additional subsidiaries are Hotel Corporation of India Limited, Air India Charters Limited, IAL Airport Services Limited and Airline Allied Services Limited.[6] In 2013, it split its engineering and cargo businesses into two separate subsidiaries, Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL) and Air India Transport Services Limited (AITSL).[7]


  1. Profit & Loss Account for the year ended 31 March 2011
  2. "AIL Annual Report" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  3. "NACIL". Archived from the original on 8 September 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  4. "Maharaja gets back old name". The Times of India. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  5. "Annual Report 2009 (English)" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  6. "PMO seeks health report from Air India : India, News - India Today". Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  7. "Companies". Retrieved 2015-12-07. External link in |website= (help)

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