List of airlines of India

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This is a list of airlines of India, both operational and defunct, operating in the area of civil aviation in India.

Scheduled airlines[edit]

Airline Image IATA ICAO Call Sign Commenced Headquarters Type
Air Deccan Air Deccan Beechcraft.jpg DN DKN DECCAN 2017 Mumbai Regional
Air India Air India, B787-8 Dreamliner, VT-ANR (18185615950).jpg AI AIC AIRINDIA 1946 Delhi Full Service
AirAsia India VT-APJ at IGIA.jpg I5 IAD RED KNIGHT 2014 Bangalore Low Cost
Air India Express Air India Express VT-AXU.jpg IX AXB EXPRESS INDIA 2005 Kochi Low Cost
Alliance Air ATR.72-600 AIR INDIA EXPRESS F-WWEZ 1226 TO VT-AIT 10 02 15 TLS (16869587331).jpg 9I LLR ALLIED 1996 Delhi Regional
GoAir GoAir Airbus A320 SDS-2.jpg G8 GOW GOAIR 2005 Mumbai Low Cost
IndiGo IndiGo Airbus A320neo F-WWDG (to VT-ITI) (28915135713).jpg 6E IGO IFLY 2006 Gurgaon Low Cost
SpiceJet SpiceJet Boeing 737-900ER Vyas-1.jpg SG SEJ SPICEJET 2005 Gurgaon Low Cost
TruJet TruJet VT-TMP at Hyderabad, Sep 2015.jpg 2T TRJ TRUJET 2015 Hyderabad Regional
Vistara Vistara Airbus A320-232 at Delhi Airport.jpg UK VTI VISTARA 2015 Gurgaon Full Service

Charter airlines[edit]

Airline Image IATA ICAO Call Sign Commenced Headquarters Type
Baron Aviation 2011 Mumbai Charter
Chhattisgarh Air Link 2012 Raipur Charter
Club One Air 2005 Delhi Charter
Confident Airlines[1] 2005 Bangalore Charter
Deccan Charters Deccan Shuttles Cessna 208B Grand Caravan Vyas-2.jpg DN DKN DECCAN 1997 Bangalore Charter
Dove Airlines 2007 Kolkata Charter
Fly Divine 2017 Indore Charter
Fly Hornbill 2016 Guwahati Charter
Ghodawat Aviation 2014 Kolhapur Charter
Global Vectra Helicorp 1997 Mumbai Charter
Jagson Airlines Jagson Airlines.jpg JGN JAGSON 2005 Delhi Charter
Jal Hans 2010 Port Blair Charter
Pawan Hans Helicopter vaishnvo devi.JPG 1985 Delhi Charter
Pinnacle Air 2004 Delhi Charter
Safefly Aviation 2010 New Delhi Charter
Spirit Air 2012 Bangalore Charter
Star Air (India) 2018 Bengaluru Charter
Supreme Airlines 1993 Mumbai Charter
TajAir 1993 Mumbai Charter
Titan Aviation 2010 Bangalore Charter
Ventura AirConnect 2011 Surat Charter
VRL Air[2] 2008 Hubli Charter

Cargo airlines[edit]

Airline Image IATA ICAO Call Sign Commenced Headquarters Type
Blue Dart Aviation Blue Dart Aviation Boeing 757-200SF SDS-1.jpg BZ BDA BLUE DART 1995 Chennai Cargo
Quikjet Airlines Aerospatiale ATR-72-202 QuikJet India HB-AFW, LUX Luxembourg (Findel), Luxembourg PP1367336774.jpg QO FQA QUIK LIFT 2016 Bangalore Cargo | Charter

Defunct[edit]

This is a list of defunct airlines:

Airline Image Commenced operations Ceased operations Headquarters IATA ICAO Notes
Air Asiatic [3] 1990 1991
Air Carnival Air Carnival M-IBAI at Dubai DXB, Apr 2016.jpg 2016 2017 Coimbatore 2S ACV
Air Costa Air Costa VT-LNR at Bengaluru, Aug 2015.jpg 2013 2017 Vijayawada LB LEP
Air Dravida Bombardier CRJ200.jpg 2004 2008 Chennai
Air Deccan ATR 42-500, Air Deccan JP7051138.jpg 1995 2008 DN DKN renamed/merged to: Kingfisher Red
Air India Cargo McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF, Air-India Cargo (Icelandair) AN0692203.jpg 1954 2012 Mumbai AI AIC
Air India Regional ATR 42-320, Air-India Regional (Alliance Air) JP7687822.jpg 2007 2017 CD;9I LLR Renamed again to Alliance Air in 3/17.
Air Services of India [4] 1946 1953
Air-India International Boeing 707-437, Air-India AN2227437.jpg 1946 1962 AI AIC renamed/merged to: Air-India
Air Mantra [5] 2012 2013 Delhi M9
Air Pegasus ATR 42-500, Air Deccan JP7051138.jpg 2007 2016 Bangalore OP PPL
Air Sahara Boeing 737-43Q, Air Sahara JP6215934.jpg 2000 2007 S2 RSH renamed/merged to: JetLite India
Alliance Air (India) VT-EGJ Boeing B.737 Alliance Air (8539297299).jpg 1996 2007 renamed/merged to: Air India Regional 9I LLR
Ambica Airlines 1947 1949 Bombay
Archana Airways[6] [7] 1991 1999 Delhi F5 ACY
Airways (India)[8] 1945 1955 Kolkata
Aryan Cargo Express VT-EQT Airbus A310-304(F) (cn 544) Aryan Cargo Express. (14209983065).jpg 2005 2010 Delhi YE ACQ
CityLink Airways [9] 1992 1993 XF
Cosmos Airways 1994 1997 K6 B.747F-Some wet-leased from Cargolux when needed.
Crescent Air Cargo [10] 2000 2006 Chennai C8 CAC
Damania Airways[11] [12] 1993 1997 Mumbai D2 DMQ renamed/merged to: Skyline NEPC
Darbhanga Aviations 1950 1962 Kolkata
Deccan 360[13] Deccan 360 Airbus A310-300 Spijkers.jpg 2009 2011 Bangalore 3C DEC
Deccan Airways[8] The seventh Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, alongwith some close aides ready to take his first test ride in a Dakota from Begumpet airport .jpg 1945 1953 Hyderabad
Elbee Airlines [14] 1994 1998 Mumbai LBE
East-West Airlines East-West Fokker F28 PER Wheatley-1.jpg 1992 1995 Mumbai W2 EWT
Goa Way Aviation [15] 1992 1993
Gujarat Airways[16] [17] 1995 2001 Vadodara G8 GBU
Himalayan Aviation 1948 1953 Kolkata merged into Indian Airlines
Himalayan Air Transport & Survey[18] 1934 1935 Kolkata
Hinduja Cargo Services Hinduja Cargo Services Boeing 727-243F; VT-LCI, December 1998 (5695954622).jpg 1996 2000 LF LCI
Huns Air [19] 1974 1980
Indian Airbus A320-231, Indian Airlines AN1470949.jpg 2007 2011 Delhi IC IAC Merged into Air India
Indian Airlines Indian Airlines Boeing 737-2A8; VT-EGE, December 1998 BUI (5404996252).jpg 1953 2007 Delhi IC IAC
Indian National Airways [20] 1925 1945 Delhi
Indian Overseas Airlines [21] 1947 1950 Mumbai
Indian State Air Service 1929 1931 Kolkata
Indian Transcontinental Airlines 1933 1948 Kolkata
Indus Air VT-IOA (13991873935).jpg 2006 2007 Delhi O9
Irawaddy Flotilla & Airways[22] 1934 1939 Chennai
Jamair [23] 1946 1977 Kolkata
Jet Airways VT-JEH@LHR 18AUG12 (8621607876).jpg 1993 2019 Mumbai 9W JAI All flights suspended
JetKonnect JetKonnect-August2016.jpg 2012 2014 Mumbai S2 JLL
JetLite JetLite Boeing 737-800 Vyas-2.jpg 2007 2012 Mumbai S2 RSH;JLL renamed/merged to: JetKonnect
Jupiter Airways[24] 1948 1953 Chennai
Kalinga Airlines 1946 1965 Kolkata
Kingfisher Airlines VT-VJO A330 King Fisher (4937630371) (2).jpg 2003 2012 Bangalore IT KFR
Kingfisher Red 2008 2012 Bangalore DN DKN
MDLR Airlines MDLR airline.jpg 2007 2009 Delhi 9H MDL
ModiLuft ModiLuft Boeing 737-200 Martin.jpg 1994 1996 Mumbai M9 MOD
NEPC Airlines Fokker F-27-500 Friendship, NEPC Airlines AN0192374.jpg 1993 1997 Chennai D5 NEP
Orient Airways 1946 1955 Kolkata
Paramount Airways Embraer 170-100SL, Paramount Airways JP5998519.jpg 2005 2010 Chennai I7 PMW
Easy Air [25] 2015 2015 Chennai
Pushpaka Aviation [26] 1979 1983 Mumbai
RajAir [27] 1993 1994
Safari Airways (India) [28] 1971 1977
Sahara Airlines Boeing 737-73A, Sahara Airlines AN0133882.jpg 1993 2000 Delhi S2 JLL
Simplifly Deccan Airbus A320-232, Air Deccan JP6373125.jpg 2003 2008 Bangalore DN DKN
Transportes Aéreos da Índia Portuguesa [29] 1955 1961 Goa
Vayudoot Vayudoot Dornier 228.jpg 1981 1997 Delhi V5 VDA
VIF Airways [30] 1993 1996 Hyderabad V2 VIF
Vijay Airlines 1981 1997 Chennai
Zoom Air [31] 2016 2018 ZO

See also[edit]

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