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Indian Airlines

Posted on: 22/12/2012

Indian Airlines

Indian Airlines

Based in New Delhi, Indian Airlines (now merged with Air India) is the state owned domestic airline of India. It started its operation on 1 August 1953. Serving all key domestic as well as international destinations, the main motto of Indian airline is to offer quality, efficient and reliable service. Indian Airlines was re branded as “Indian” on December 7, 2005.

Indian Operations operates regular flights to 58 destinations, 50 within India and 8 abroad. The airlines flies regularly to all key cities of India that include Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Pune, Goa, Chennai along with many regional destinations like Ahmedabad, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi and others.

Indian flights also cover close-by international destination such as Dubai and Sharjah in UAE, Kuwait, Muscat, Kabul, Yangon, Kathmandu and Male.The young fleet of Indian Airlines comprises of 70 aircrafts (3 wide-bodied airbus A300s, 47 fly-by-wire airbus A320s, 3 Airbus A319s, 11 Boeing 737s, 2 Dornier Do-228 aircraft and 4 ATR-42). It has also placed an order for 46 new aircrafts comprising of A319, A320 and A 321s.

According to Indian Airlines baggage policy, luggage of different weights are permissible for different classes – Economy (20 kgs), Executive Class (30 kgs) and First Class (40 kgs). Linear luggage dimensions for checked shouldn’t exceed more than 158 cms. Indian airlines cabin baggage policy restricts the cabin baggage size to 115 cms and its weight to 8 kgs. Also, it must be noted that infants travelling on an Indian airlines flight are allowed 10 kgs of baggage.


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