Air India pioneered the country’s aviation sector and its history is synonymous with the history of civil aviation in India. Air India embodies the spirit of India by extending warm hospitality and the urge to satisfy its guests, an inherent characteristic of the country’s culture. Since the first flight on October 15, 1932, Air India has grown to become a mega international airline connecting to 36 destinations in the USA, Europe, Australia, Far-East and South-East Asia and the Gulf. The airline’s domestic network covers 56 destinations, including all state capitals and far-flung areas of India’s North-East, Ladakh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The airline also provides ground handling and engineering & maintenance services, as well as low-cost travel options, through its subsidiaries. Air India’s young fleet of 106 aircraft comprises a mix of the latest state-of-the-art B787 Dreamliners (21 aircraft), B777s, B747s, Airbus A330s, A321s, A320s and A319s. Constantly adapting and re-inventing itself to stay ahead of competition, Air India has been and will continue to be committed to providing superior service, supported by the latest technology, to flyers worldwide.
Mr. Ashwani Lohani is a well-known tourism professional and an acclaimed bureaucrat. Mr. Lohani, a 1980-batch officer of the Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers, was until recently heading the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. He is credited with bringing the Madhya Pradesh state in the forefront of Indian tourism.