After the real life mission was successful, Air India entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being a civil airline that helped evacuate the highest number of people ever.

The central character, Ranjit Katyal is based on Mr. Mathunny Mathews (popularly known as Toyota Sunny) a prominent businessman in Kuwait. He was there till the last flight took off with Indians on board.

The film is based on the biggest evacuation operation of Indians in Kuwait during Saddam Hussein's rule.

The sets in Ras Al-Khaima, UAE were re-designed to depict Kuwait during the 1990s.

Akshay Kumar learned Arabic for his role as a Kuwait-based businessman.

Airlift is the first Indian film which is based on the Gulf War.

Akshay Kumar stated that Balraj Sahni's role in the film Waqt (1965) is his inspiration for the role where an earthquake shatters the peaceful life of Sahni's character.

Airlift's WOM is the highest for any Hindi film since 2013 with a rating of 79.

Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur started shooting for this film on 23 February 2015.

The film is based on the real life evacuation of Indians from Kuwait when Saddam Hussein attacked Kuwait.

Purab Kohli collaborated with Akshay Kumar for the first time.

Principal photography of the film began on 21 February.

The song Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi was sampled from Khaled song Didi. That song was also a source of inspiration for the songs Subah Sham Mat Karo Tum Ladki from Shreeman Aashique, Jee Jee from Khoon Ka Sindoor, Suno Mere Rani ji from Brahma.

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