MDLR Airlines

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Coordinates: 28°27′30.8″N 77°2′3.9″E / 28.458556°N 77.034417°E / 28.458556; 77.034417

MDLR Airlines
MDLR Logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations14 March 2007
Ceased operations5 November 2009
Secondary hubsRanchi
Frequent-flyer programMDLR One.
Fleet size3
Company sloganLuxury In The Air
Parent companyMai Dalal
HeadquartersGurgaon, Haryana, India
Key peopleGopal Goyal (Chairman) (defunct)

MDLR Airlines was an airline based in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. It operated scheduled domestic services. It suspended its operations from 5 November 2009.[1]


The airline started operations on 14 March 2007, and was wholly owned by Murli Dhar Lakh Ram (MDLR) Group, and had around 250 employees by September 2008.[1] the group is originated in Sirsa, Haryana in northern India started by Gopal Goyal Kanda, a local politician. The airline was started in the middle of a major growth period for Indian aviation, but was launched just as oil prices were climbing. The airline tried the full-service model promising its passengers 'pure vegetarian food', but missed lease payments to BAe for their Avro RJ70 aircraft.


MDLR Airlines operated scheduled services to the following domestic destinations[2] (as of April 2009):[1]


Country (State) City Airport Notes Ref
India (Bihar) Gaya Gaya Airport Terminated
India (Chandigarh) Chandigarh Chandigarh Airport
India (National Capital Region) Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Hub
India (Goa) Goa Goa International Airport
India (Jharkhand) Jamshedpur Sonari Airport
India (Jharkhand) Ranchi Birsa Munda Airport Secondary hub
India (West Bengal) Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport


An MDLR Avro RJ70.

The MDLR Airlines fleet included the following aircraft (at September 2008):[3]

MDLR Airlines Fleet[3]
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Avro RJ-70 3 6 64 70 VT-MDL, VT-MDM, VT-MDN

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  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 48.
  2. ^ "Route Map". Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines Part 3 (2009)". Flight International: 29–90. 2009-04-14.

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