Air India Limited was founded by J. R. D. Tata in 1932 as Tata Airlines, a division of Tata Sons Ltd. (now Tata Group). Air India is the national airline of India. Based in the Air India Building in Nariman Point, Mumbai, Air India flies a worldwide network of passenger and cargo services. The National Aviation Company of India Limited administers the state-owned Air India and Indian Airlines merger.
Air India is the 16th largest airline in Asia, serving 24 destinations worldwide, and, with its affiliated carriers, serves over 100 cities. Air India has codeshare agreements with 13 other international airlines. In October 2010, Air India is expected to join Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance.