Air India is one of the oldest Indian airlines that is part of the Government of India enterprise. This is one of the most popular airlines in India that has domestic as well as international flights. The headquarters for this airline is at the Indian Airlines House in New Delhi. On 21 February 1960, it took delivery of its first Boeing 707–420 named “Gauri Shankar” and became the first Asian airline to induct a jet aircraft in its fleet. With a market share of 13% (as of March 2017), it became the fourth largest domestic airlines in India in terms of passengers carried, after IndiGo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet .
It is owned by Air India Limited, a Government of India enterprise. The airlines operates a fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircrafts serving 90 domestic and international destinations. Air India has its main hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and a secondary hub at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. It has its headquarters in New Delhi. Air India flies to a total of 52 domestic destinations as of January 2017.
Flying Returns is Air India's frequent-flyer program. It is India's first frequent flyer program and is shared by Air India and its subsidiaries. The Maharaja Lounge (Emperor's Lounge) is available for the use of First and Business class passengers. Their fleet of Aircrafts consists of Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners and Air India also is leasing 7 Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners. They also have a few Boeing 737s to fulfill the excess demands.