Air India, India's national airline, suffered a slow and steady decline leading to its eventual destruction. The airline’s mismanagement, government intervention, and competition from private airlines all contributed to its ultimate demise. Air India was established in the 1930s, when it was known as Tata Airlines, and under the Indian government's ownership, it became the dominant airline in India. However, due to mismanagement, the airline began to struggle financially, and the government's intervention and regulations made matters worse. Private airlines such as Jet Airways also posed a major threat, leading to a massive decrease in Air India's market share. In the end, Air India was unable to survive and its assets were eventually sold off.