Air Mantra

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Air Mantra
Air Mantra Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations2012
Ceased operations2013
Operating basesChandigarh
Fleet size2
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India

Air Mantra was a regional airline headquartered in New Delhi, India,[2] that operated domestic flights between July 2012 and April 2013.


Air Mantra was founded in 2011 by Indian conglomerate Religare Group (which had operated an air charter branch in 2006),[3] in order to get a grip on the airline market in northern India.[4] The initial growth plan saw the acquisition of ATR 72 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft.[5]

Revenue flights were launched on 23 July 2012. The initial two daily flights between Chandigarh and Amritsar[6] were operated using a fleet of two Beechcraft-1900 D aircraft.[7][8] Eight months later, on 31 March 2013, all operations were suspended due to poor bookings,[9] and the company was subsequently liquidated.


Air Mantra offered scheduled flights to the following destinations:[10]


The airline operated two Beechcraft 1900D aircraft which seated 12 passengers and three crew.


  1. ^ "Air Mantra". ch-aviation. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Airline Overview". Air Mantra. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Curious Launch". The Wall Street Journal blog. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Jet-Setting for the Not-So-Rich". The Wall Street Journal. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Religare Voyages' Air Mantra to connect Amritsar and Chandigarh". Mint. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Air Mantra connects religious capital of Sikhs with state capital". The Times of India. 24 July 2012. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Religare Air Fleet". Air Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Religare Air Fleet". Air Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Religare-run Air Mantra’s operations suspended", at
  10. ^ Air Mantra booking engine