It Is Our 14th Anniversary & Here Are 14 Facts You Never Knew About Air India Express

We just turned 14 today and here are 14 interesting facts about us!
Get onboard. Read along. Thank us later.

1. India’s First International Budget Airline

We’re indeed proud to hold that crown. By being the first international budget airline of India, we have always tried to provide the best services to our fellow customers, and we look forward to doing the same in the future as well.

2. Started Operations on 29 April 2005 from Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode

Our bird first took off to the mighty skies on 29th April 2019 from Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode and we never looked back! As our tagline says, the journey we had so far was “simply priceless”. We’re certain that it will remain the same in the long run.

3. Flies from 20 Indian Cities to 13 International Destinations

We’re more than happy to connect India with the world. Currently, we are operating from 20 Indian Cities to 13 International Destinations, and we have got a lot more places on our list. Await for more surprise starts.

4. Connecting More Tier 2 Indian Cities to international destinations

Connecting More Tier 2 Indian Cities to international destinations, it has always been our goal, and we are doing our best.

5. Fleet of 25 Boeing 737-800 NG Aircrafts

Our fleet comprises new and improved Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft that feature state-of-the-art design and technology to ensure greater comfort, security, and efficiency during your journey.

6. 189 Brand-new Seats Per Aircraft

We are working 24*7 to bestow a better flying experience for you. Keeping that in mind, we have added 189 Brand-new Seats Per Aircraft.

7. More than 40% of women workforce

Forty percent of the total workforce at Air India Express are women. Women power is one of those things that will always stay as an asset of Air India Express.

8. Carried 4.34 million passengers in 2018-19

The airline carries around 3.89 million passengers each year and connects 118 city pairs with its cost-effective and reliable flight services.

9. 93 departures per day – 649 departures per week

That’s how we roll! 93 departures per day and 649 departures per week. We are committed to providing you with the best of the best services.

10. Offers Complementary Meals & Beverages

We know how to take care of you, and that’s why we treat you with complimentary meals and beverages. We want you to have a safe and comfortable journey with us.

11. Book Meal of your Choice Online Service

Meal bookings can be made up to 24 hours in advance. You can also pre-order your meal up to 24 hours before departure through Manage My Booking option in our website Alternatively, you can contact our city office or our 24 x 7 contact centre.

12. Online Buy of Excess Baggage on Reasonable Fares

The online excess baggage sale is available in slabs of 5 kgs and 10 kgs. You can buy excess baggage while booking your ticket or thereafter through manage my booking option and carry more than your free baggage allowance. This will give you a hassle-free experience at the airport.

13. Online Service to Reserve Seats of your Choice

Whether you need some extra legroom, a window seat or want to sit together as a group, you can reserve the Air India Express seat that’s most suitable for you in advance. To book, go to

14. Net Profit for the last 4 Financial Years

The last four financial years were profitable ones for us and all credits go to our fellow passengers. Keep flying with us.


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