Air India Express

Air India Express

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About Air India Express

IATA code IX
India headquarters Kochi - India
Main operational airport Cochin International Airport
Number of destinations covered by Air India Express 32
Most popular destination RUH, CCJ, SHJ, VGA
Most popular routes KWI - VGA, CCJ - RUH, RUH - CCJ, BOM - RUH
Year of establishment 2004
Parent company Air India Express
Popular fleet Official airline website  Boeing 737- 800 Next Generation(NG)
Official airline website


Air India Express, based in Kochi, is one of India’s most popular budget airlines. Air India Express is owned by Air India and operates as a low-cost subsidiary. Today, it operates a whopping 550 flights weekly, flying to almost 30 destinations in the MENA region. Air India Express was formed in 2005, to fill the gap for economic short-haul international flights. Having seen the rise in low-cost airlines globally, Air India decided to come up with their own LCC to cater to their customers.

Passengers who book Air India Express flights can enjoy a variety of amenities, including Air India Express online check-in and many more exclusive services.

Air India Express online booking is available on Almosafer.


Air India Express Recognitions and Awards

Award/Nomination Year

Award/Nomination Type


Nomination for Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline by World Travel Awards


Management Excellence Award by Civil Aviation Conference


Nomination for Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline by World Travel Awards


Nomination for Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline by World Travel Awards


Nomination for Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline by World Travel Awards

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Air India Express services for Economy Class, Business Class and First Class

Economy Class

  • Complimentary Refreshments/ meals
  • Choice of (Continental or Indian cuisine - Non-veg/ Veg for international flights)
  • Well-positioned movie screens for cinematic viewing pleasure
  • Selection of meals
  • Improved illumination & temperature control systems

Business Class

  • Spacious cabins & plush seats
  • Aisle or window seats for every passenger on 747 aircraft
  • Delectable entrees
  • Exclusive check-in facility
  • Lounge facility

First Class

  • 180-degree recline seats
  • Sleeperette
  • Two-abreast seating
  • Exclusive cabin (12 passengers)
  • A fine selection of delectable entrees
  • Duty-free shopping on board

Air India Express Baggage Allowance

  • Depending on the destination, each adult is allowed a certain amount of free baggage.
  • All infants are allowed 10 kgs of free check-in baggage.
  • The dimensions of each baggage should not exceed 158 cms in total (length, breadth, height).
  • Each passenger is allowed 7kgs of hand luggage.

Air India Express Check-in Information

Online Check-in is available on all domestic flights and a selection of international flights, for travelers holding a confirmed and valid e-ticket.


FAQs for Air India Express

  • Does Air India Express allow web check-in?

    Yes, Air India Express allows web check-in.

  • Does Air India Express provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Air India Express offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • How many routes does Air India Express service in total/as overall?

    The total number of routes serviced by Air India Express is 82.

  • Does Almosafer offer any discounts on Air India Express?

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