India is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world for airlines. In the past, the number of private airlines in India has been increased, thanks to the generous policy of the government and profitable market of the co. Domestic airlines in India also started several international routes to expand their tasks from India.
We have updated information to include new players in top 10 largest air companies in India. All figures are grounded on DGCA. There is an overall of 22 airlines which are operational in India as of 2015; here is the list of top 10 major airlines of India. Pawan Hans is the helicopter facility worker in India and Global Vectra Helicorp is the largest private helicopter company in India.
Kingfisher Airlines is closed in 2012 due to nonstop losses, which was owned by the Bengaluru founded Vijay Mallya United Breweries Group.
List of Top 10 Best Airlines in India
Air India is the national carrier airline of India owned by the Indian government. Air India is the major international airline carrier of India, flies to a total of 90 destinations across the world. The flag carter airline of India is the 3rd largest domestic airline in India.
2. Jet Airways
jet Airways was established on April 1, 1992, and started its work on May 5, 1993. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai) is the primary hub for this airline. JetPrivilege is the name of their frequent flyer program. Jet Light is a subsidiary of Jet Airways.
IndiGo is the principal airline service in India and a low cost carrier that operates to 49 destinations. The airline established the largest Indian carrier and operates more than 1000 daily flights. The fleet size of IndiGo Airlines is 168 aircraft, which is deliberated as one of the largest fleet size in India in private airline companies.
SpiceJet operates 313 daily flights to international and domestic journey’s end, hubs at Delhi and Hyderabad. Boeing 737-700 and Boeing 737-800 are two widespread aircraft used by SpiceJet. Most of the flight bookings in India are taken care by list of online flight reservation websites such as MakeMyTrip, Yatra and Cleartrip.com. The SpiceJet Airlines serves in important cities of India such as Pune, Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Goa and so on. Earlier, it was owned by the NRI group and it was attained by the media king Kalanithi Maran.
GoAir functions Airbus A320 aircraft from its hub based in Mumbai, The low cost transporter operates over 142 daily flights and became the fifth largest airline in India. GoAir is the one of the most popular economical airlines in India. GoAir is endorsed by the Wadia Group. It was founded in 2005 and ongoing operations in November, 2005. The fleet size of the GoAir is 39 aircraft and serves in more than 23 destinations. Headquarter of GoAir is headquartered in Worli, Mumbai, and Maharashtra with the slogan of “Fly Smart”.
Vistara is the combined venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines under the brand name of Tata SIA Airlines Limited. The Indian domestic airline operates 23 destinations within India. It was started in the year 2013 and the company on track its operations on January 9, 2015. Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi is the primary center of the company. Visatara has a fleet size of 22 aircraft and operates on 22 destinations.
7. Air India Express
Air India Express is secondary of Air India headquartered in Kochi, functions international and domestic. Air India Express operates in 30 destinations including Middle East and Southeast Asia. The airline was originated by one of the great industrialists JRD Tata.
Air India has a marketplace share of more than 13%. They serve major, short as well as medium level destinations in India and across the world.
8. Alliance Air
Alliance Air is additional subsidiary of Air India, operates regional routes in India at 46 destinations. ATR 42-300 and ATR 72-600 are the title of aircraft operate by Alliance Air.The company is equipped with a fleet of 6 Airbus A 320-223 aircraft. This is the first airline to provide a premium route for domestic routes.
9. AirAsia India
AirAsia India is the joint venture with AirAsia Berhad with stake of Tata Sons and 4th largest low cost carter in India, operates over 101 daily flights. AirAsia India is a new player in the flying market of India. It was recognized on March 28, 2013 and the company started its operations from June 12, 2014. Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru is the functioning base for the airline company. AirAsia India has a fleet size of 18 aircrafts and operates at 21 endpoints.
TruJet is additional low cost regional airline service provider in India, operating under the name of Turbo Megha Airways Pvt Ltd. Turbo Megha Airways profitable flight was started in 2015 from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. TruJet is a national airline company in India and 9th largest airline in India. The immoral of this airline company is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. Their 1st commercial flight was launched in 2015.
Presently, TruJet captured 0.4% market share in domestic market of India. They have a fleet size of five aircraft and function in a few destinations.
Other functioning airlines of India also includes Luwang Air, Thai Smile, Air Deccan and Fly Divine regional airline and Club One Air, Ghodawat Aviation, Deccan Charters, Air Odisha, Utmost Airlines are few charter service providers in India.