All About the NEW Air India – Part 1

 Air India will finally start operating under a single AOC on February 12, completing the merger of Air India, Indian and Alliance Air. What is the shape of new AI’s network ? Which routes will it operate ? We’re here to find out.



IATA : AI
ICAO : AIC

Largest hubs : Delhi, Mumbai


 The merger completion on the twelveth will see all routes move into AI flight numbers and a refreshed set of flight numbers, among others.


Let’s have a look at the route network first.


The new AI;s most interesting feature is its route network – something it never had and which was almost exclusive to Indian and Alliance Air.


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Above : The domestic network out of Delhi




Below : The domestic network out of Mumbai


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Domestic network out of Kolkata
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Rest of the domestic network
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The international network
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Mid East network
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Excluding Air India Express routes


 The information is plenty. Let’s have a look at the new system of flight numbers in the part two tomorrow.


Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.


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