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Air India

Air India Airbus A310.

Air India is one of India's two state owned airlines, the other being Indian Airlines. Its IATA designator is AI. It operates out of international airports in India, including from Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, Chennai International Airport in Chennai, India and Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India.

It was founded by J. R. D. Tata in 1932 as Tata Airlines, which was renamed Air India in 1946. Air India was nationalized in 1953.

Air India Flight 182 was blown up by Sikh nationalists on 23 June 1985. It was on its second leg on its Toronto-Montreal-London-Delhi-Mumbai flight when it exploded off the coast of Ireland. Everyone on board died.

In recent years there have been talks about re-privatizing Air India.

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