Air India Express
Air India Express is an Indian low-cost carrier headquartered in Kochi. It is operated by Air India Express Limited (AIEL), a wholly owned subsidiary of flag carrier airline Air India. Air India Express came to being on 29 April 2005. The airline was launched as a low-cost carrier (LCC) with the objective of providing convenient connectivity, to short-haul international routes, in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for the Indian expatriate community. Air India Express was Air India's response to the growing popularity of LCCs worldwide and in the region. Being an LCC, the airline operates point-to-point flights without any hub. The airline employs 23 Boeing 737-800s on its routes as of July 2017. On the domestic front, the airline operates around 200 flights per week.