The airlines began its operation on 1st August, 1953. At the time of nationalization, Indian Airlines inherited a fleet of 99 aircraft consisting of various types of aircraft which were gradually replaced by Viscount, F27 and HS748. Nineteen hundred and sixty four(1964) was the beginning of the jet era in Indian Airlines when the Caravelle aircraft was inducted into the fleet.
Between 1970 and 1982 Indian Airlines started inducting first batch of wide bodied Airbus A320 aircraft (19 aircraft) in June, 1989. Latest acquisition in IAL's fleet, the Airbus A319, was inducted in December, 2005.
Indian Airlines came into being with the enactment of the Air Corporations Act 1953 and was entrusted with the responsibility of providing air transportation within the country as well as to the neighbouring countries.
Indian Airlines flight operations centre around its four main hubs the main metro cities of Delhi , Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai. Together with its subsidiary Alliance Air Indian Airlines carrier a total of over 7.5 million passengers annually.
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