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Domestic Airlines

Domestic Airlines

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Published by: Vinay Singh on Jul 26, 2010
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In 1953, a new dream took shape – to air link the vast south Asian subcontinent
by a single, modern and efficient airline. The airline was Indian Airlines. Today
Indian Airlines, together with its fully owned subsidiary Alliance Air, is one of
the largest regional airline systems in Asia with a fleet of 56 aircraft, 11 wide
bodied Airbus A300s, 30 fly – by- wire A320s, 11 Boeing 737s and 3 Dornier D –
228 aircrafts.
An Indian Airline is presently fully owned by the government of India and has
total staff strength of around 22000 employees. Its annual turn over, together
with that of its subsidiary Alliance Air, is well over Rs. 4000 crores.

Indian airlines have been setting the standards for civil aviation in India since its
inception in 1953. It has many firsts to its credit, including introduction of the
wide - bodied A300 aircraft on the domestic network, the fly – by – wire A320,
domestic shuttle service and walks- in flights. Its unique orange and white logo
emblazoned on the tails of all its aircrafts is perhaps the most widely recognized
Indian brands symbol that has over the years become synonymous with service,
efficiency and reliability.

Not just connecting India, the airlines network spans from Kuwait in the west to
Singapore in the east and covers 75 destinations – 59 within India and 16 abroad.
The Indian Airlines international network covers Kuwait, Oman, UAE, Qatar
and Bahrain in the west, Thailand, Singapore, Yangon and Malaysia in south

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east and Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Maldives in the
south Asian sub – continent infrastructure.

The airlines aircraft maintenance facilities are of the highest international
standards. It has developed state – of – art facilities for all aspects of
maintenance, including engine overhaul. These facilities are used not only by
Indian airlines but also by other airlines from time to time. Their training
facilities for pilots are integrated at Hyderabad where commanders and captains
are trained in all types of aircraft in the Indian Airlines fleet. States – of - art full
flight stimulators are available for A300, A320, and B737. Several airlines
continuous technology upgradation also extends to other areas such as
reservations, passenger handling systems and customer service.

Indian airlines flight operations center on its four main hubs – the main Metro
cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata. Together with its subsidiary
Alliance Air, Indian Airlines carry a total of over 7.5 million passengers
annually.

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