Top 10 Airlines of India



The Indian Aviation Sector has seen tremendous growth during the past few years with the coming up of new Airlines, which have made the sector fly high. There is a growth of 19% in the number of passengers travelling by aie across India. The Airlines in India are known for their affordable fares, warm cutomer service and enriching travelling experience.

  • Jet Airways

  • Jet Airways is the No.1 Airlines in India. It has a share of 27% in the market. Jet Airways started operations in India in 1993. It has flights to 23 International destinations and 51 National destinations. Naresh Goyal is the founder chairman of Jet Airways. Since its first flight in 1993, Jet Airways has rapidly grown and maintained its position in the country for affordable fares, warm customer service and enriching travelling experience.

  • Kingfisher

  • Kingfisher Airlines offers ultimate comfort and is ranked second int he list with a market share of 20%. It was established in 2003 and is owned by Vijay Mallya, also the head of the Bangalore based United Breweries Group. The main idea of the group is to make the journey memorable and not just a mere experience of flying from one place to another. The group started international operations in 2005 and Vijay Mallya employees around 7500 employees.

  • Indigo Airlines

  • Indigo Airlines is owned by InterGlobe Enterprises. It is a budget airline which operates to destinations like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Goa, Kolkata and Chennai. The first Indigo flight operated in August 2006, and now it operates 147 flights across the country. Aditya Ghosh is the President of Indigo. This airline only undertakes domestic flights all over India.

  • Air India

  • The National Aviation Company of India (NACIL), which operates Air India, Indian Airlines, Air India Express and Alliance takes the fourth position in the market. Arvind Jadhav is the chairman and managing director. It is the first major domestic airline which started its operation in 1953, and is thus the oldest airline company is India. It has maintained its position since then and it is still operating with its loyal base of frequent flyers.

  • Lufthansa India Airlines

  • Luftansa is an international airline which provides flight services in India too. It is one of the most favored airline companies in India because of its highly professional and sophisticated services. They have both domestic and international flights. They also offer exciting benefits to frequent fliers.

  • GoAir

  • GoAir is a low fare carrier, and was established in June 2004 by the Wadia Group, majority owners of Bombay Dyeing and Britannia Industries. It currently oprates to 16 destinations across the country. It is thus amongst the leading airlines of the country offering economical airflight tickets throughout India. It is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

  • JetLite

  • JetLite was formerly known as Air Sahara and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jet Airways India Ltd, based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It operates flights to 25 national while 2 international destinations. It is known for honoring the time of the customers, clean aircrafts and very efficient flight staff. the airline operates scheduled services connecting metropolitan centres.

  • Paramount Airways

  • Paramount Airways was founded in October 2005. The airline flies to Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Madurai and Thiruvanathapuram. M Thiagarajan is the managing director of Paramount Airways. Paramount Airways is the first airline in India to launch the new generation Embraer 170/190 family series aircraft. Currently, the airline runs as many as 20 flights on a daily basis.

  • Spice Jet

  • Spice Jet comes next in the list. It is a preferred airline with low fares and high consumer values. This airline is headquartered in Gurgaon, and started operating in 2005. By 2008, it was India’s second-largest low-cost airline in terms of market share. SpiceJet flies to 22 destinations across India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It commenced international operations with flights from Chennai to Colombo, Sri Lanka on 7 October 2010, and flights from New Delhi to Kathmandu, Nepal on 9 October 2010.

  • Air Deccan

  • Air Deccan, the low cost no frills domestic airline offers cheap air tickets for various cities and popular sectors in India. Established in 2003, Deccan has a fleet of 23 ATR Turboprop airplanes and 20 Airbus A-320 aircrafts.

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