Air India Logo

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The flag carrier airline of India, Air India is headquartered in the country’s capital city, New Delhi. The company belongs to Air India Limited, which, in its turn, is government-owned. Air India serves slightly more than 100 destinations.
Air India Logo history


Air India Logo 1946

While Air India was officially established in 1946, its roots can be traced back to at least fourteen years earlier, to a company named Tata Air Lines. It was established by businessman J.R.D. Tata. The original name was replaced by the current one in 1946. It was then that the airline got its prominent centaur emblem, which was used for about 60 years.
The centaur on the Air India logo was shooting an arrow in a circle, which symbolized the wheel of Konark (immense stone wheels from Konark Sun Temple).
Both the emblem and the lettering below were given in red over the white background.
According to the official history of the company, the centaur logo was chosen by the founder, J. R. D. Tata.


Air India Logo 2007

The introduction of the new design followed the merger with the short-haul flag carrier Indian Airlines in 2007.
Ever since, the air carrier has been using the livery combining a Flying Swan and the wheel of Konark. This time, the wheel is smaller and is placed inside the swan’s wing.
While the overall style of the typeface has remained the same, the letters have grown somewhat heavier. There is now less breathing space between them.


Air India logo

When the company became part of the Star Alliance at the end of the summer of 2014, its logo was slightly updated. The lettering “A Star Alliance Member” and the circular emblem appeared under the main Air India logo.