Alliance Air not a subsidiary anymore, says Air India

Tata Group-owned Air India on Thursday said that Alliance Air “is no longer a subsidiary” and booking or queries related to it will no longer be handled by the carrier from April 15, 2022.

The airline advised passengers that “tickets of Air India with a 4-digit flight number starting with ‘9’ or 3-digit flight number starting with ‘9I’ belong to Alliance Air.”

For any further assistance, the airline shared contact numbers (+91-44-4255 4255 and +91-44-3511 3511), email ID ([email protected]) and website details (


Alliance Air operates with a fleet size of 20 (18 ATR 72-600 and two HAL Do-228), according to its website.

Air India is controlled by TATA through its subsidiary Talace. The group also manages Air India Express along with a 50 per cent stake in ground handling arm Air India SATS.

Air India is the third airline brand in the Tata Group’s stable — it holds a majority interest in AirAsia India and Vistara, a joint venture with Singapore Airlines Ltd.