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India is a country in southern Asia, located on the subcontinent of India. It is bordered on the north by Afghanistan, China, Nepal, and Bhutan, on the east by Bangladesh, Myanmar (formerly Burma), and the Bay of Bengal, on the south by the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannār (which separates it from Sri Lanka) and the Indian Ocean, and on the west by the Arabian Sea and Pakistan. India is divided into 26 states and 6 union territories. New Delhi is the country's capital and one of its largest cities.

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08Oct14updateAir Pegasus- planned start delayed until 2015 from this year after it had encountered difficulties in sourcing the aircraft
13Sep14addedScindia Line- Air Services of India was purchased by The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd. and became known as the Scindia Line in 1941 (>Air India)
12Aug14addedVistara

- is the new name for Tata SIA Airlines. Introduced prior to it's start-up by October 2014

12Aug14newsJet Konnect

- airline will be phased out by Jet Airways by the end of 2014

   PlannedInactiveActive
AirlineOperating DatesIATA : ICAOTreeStatusUpdate Reason

 ABC Airways

2014 >  Planned 

 ACE (Aryan Cargo Express)

2010 - 2010  Inactive 

 Air Asiatic

1990 - 1991  Inactive 

 Air Cargo Express

(2007)  Began? 

 Air Carnival

2014 >  Planned 

 Air Coromandel

**** - ****  Status? 

 Air Costa ( LEPL Projects Limited)

2013 - date  Active 

 Air Deccan (Deccan Aviation)

2003 - 2007DN : DKN>Kingfisher RedRenamed 

 Air Dravida

(2009*)  Began? 

 Air India

1948* - 1953 >Air IndiaRenamed 

 Air India

1962 - dateAI : AICAir IndiaActive 

 Air India Cargo

1981* - 1996  Inactive 

 Air India Cargo

2005 - 2012  Inactive 

 Air India Charters

1971* - 2006*  Status? 

 Air India Express

2005 - dateIX : AXB Active 

 Air India Regional

2007 - dateCD : LLRAir India RegionalActive 

 Air Indian

(2007)  Began? 

 Air Kerala

(2007)  Began? 

 Air Kerala

2014 >  Planned 

 Air Mantra

2012 - date  Active 

 Air Odisha

2012 - date  Active 

 Air One

2012* - 2014 >AlitaliaRenamed 

 Air One Feeder Airline

(2009*)  Began? 

 Air Pegasus

2015 >  Planned 

 Air Peninsula

(1991*)  Unconfirmed 

 Air Sahara

2000 - 2007S2 : SHD>JetKonnectRenamed 

 Air Services of India

1937 - 1941 >Air IndiaRenamed 

 AirAsia India

2014 - date  Active 

 Airborne India

1951^ - 1979*  Status? 

 Air-India International

1948 - 1962 >Air IndiaRenamed 

 Air-Lift Co-op Services

**** - ***  Inactive 

 Airways-India (Airways India)

1945 - 1953 >Air IndiaRenamed 

 Airworks India

1973 - 1989*  Inactive 

 Akash Ganga Airlines

2011 - date  Active 

 Alliance Air

1996 - 2007CD : LLR>Air India RegionalRenamed 

 Ambica Air Lines

1947 - 1949  Inactive 

 America Airlines

1947 - 1949  Inactive 

 Archana Airways

1993 - 1999-- : ACY Inactive 

 Arkay Air Transport

1974* - 1974*  Status? 

 Aryan Cargo Express

2010 - 2010YE : ACQ Inactive 

 Asia Pacific Airways

(1997)  Began? 

 Assam Airways

1950s >Air IndiaRenamed 

 Aviators India

1996* - date  Active 

 Avicore Aviation

(2007)  Began? 

 Baron Air

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Bengal Air Services

2002* - 2006*  Status? 

 Bharat Airways

1947 - 1953 >Air IndiaRenamed 

 Bharatair (Bharat Commerce and Industries)

1946 - 2000  Inactive 

 Blue Dart Aviation

1996 - dateBZ : BDA Active 

 Blue Dart Courier Services

1983 - 1990 >Blue Dart ExpressRenamed 

 Blue Dart Express

1990* - 2006*  Status? 

 Burma National Airways

1946* - 1948*  Status? 

 Chhattisgarh Air Link

2102 - date  Active 

 City Air

2007 - 2008*  Status? 

 CityLink Airways

1991 - 1992*  Inactive 

 Club One Air

2005 - date  Active 

 Comecon Aviation

1993* - 1998  Inactive 

 Continental Airways

1995* - 1995*  Status? 

 Continental Aviation

1994 - 1999  Inactive 

 Cosmos Airways

1994* - 1997K6: --- Inactive 

 Crescent Air Cargo

2005 - 2006  Inactive 

 Crown Express

(2000)  Began? 

 Dalmania Airways

1993* - 1996 >Skyline (NEPC)Renamed 

 Dalmia Jain Airways

1948* - 1948*  Status? 

 Darbhanga Aviation

1950 - 1962  Renamed 

 Deccan

2008 - 2008DN : DKN>Kingfisher RedRenamed 

 Deccan 360

2009 - 2011-- : DEC Inactive 

 Deccan Airways

1946 - 1953 >Air IndiaRenamed 

 Deccan Shuttles

2012 - date  Active 

 Delhi Flying Club

1930 - date  Active 

 Dove Airlines

2013* - date  Active 

 East West Airlines

1992 - 1995  Inactive 

 Eastern Airways

(1926)  Began? 

 EasyAir

(2007)  Began? 

 Elbee Airlines

1995 - 1998-- : LBE Inactive 

 Emric Air

(2008)  Began? 

 First Flight Couriers (Aviation)

2006 - 2008  Inactive 

 Fly Away Express*

(2008)  Unconfirmed 

 Flyington Freighters

(2010)  Began? 

 Freedom Aviation

(2012)  Began? 

 GATI

(2010)  Began? 

 Gesco Air Logistics Service

2003* - 2004*  Inactive 

 Goa Way Aviation

1993* - 1996*  Inactive 

 GoAir (Go Air)

2005 - dateG8 : GOW Active 

 Goldensun Aviation

1977 - 1979*  Inactive 

 Gujarat Airways

1995* - 2001*  Inactive 

 Himalayan Aviation

1948 - 1953 >Air IndiaRenamed 

 Himalayans Air Transport & Survey Limited

1934 - 1935  Inactive 

 Hinduja Cargo Services (Lufthansa Cargo India)

1996* - 2000LF : LCI Inactive 

 Huns Air

1974 - 1979*  Inactive 

 INA (Indian National Airways)

1933^ - 1953 >Air IndiaRenamed 

 Indamer Airways

1950* - 1960* >Air indiaRenamed 

 India Flysafe Aviation

2012* - date  Active 

 India International Airline

(****)-- : ILL Unconfirmed 

 Indian Airlines

1953 - 2008*IC : IAC>Air IndiaRenamed 

 Indian Overseas Airlines

1947 - 1950 Indian Overseas AirlinesInactive 

 Indian Trans-Continental Airlines

1933 - 1934*  Inactive 

 India's Holiday Airline

**** - ****  Status? 

 IndiGo

2006 - date6E : IGO Active 

 Indo-Canadian Airways

1995 - 1995  Inactive 

 Indus Air

2006 - 200709 : --- Inactive 

 Invision Air

2011 - date  Active 

 Irrawadi Flotilla and Airways

C1935  Status? 

 Irwaddy Flotilla & Airways

1934 - 1939  Inactive 

 ISAS (Indian State Air Service)

1930 - 1931  Inactive 

 Jagson Airlines

1991 - dateJA : JGN Active 

 JamAir

1948* - 1971* >Air IndiaRenamed 

 Jet Airways

1993 - date9W : JAI Active 

 JetKonnect

2009 - date9W : JAIJetKonnectActive 

 JetLite

2007 - 2012S2 : SHD>JetKonnectRenamed 

 Jupiter Airways

1948 - 1949  Inactive 

 Jupiter Airways

1953^ - 1953*  Status? 

 Kairali Airlines

2014 >  Planned 

 Kalinga Air Lines

1946^ - 1952* >Air IndiaRenamed 

 Kalinga Air Lines

1958^ - 1965*  Status? 

 Kalinga Airways

1952* - 1953 >Air IndiaRenamed 

 Karnavati Aviation

2012* - date  Active 

 Keerthi Airways

(1997)  Began? 

 Khan Air

(****)  Began? 

 King Airways

2008* - 2010* King AirwaysStatus? 

 Kingfisher

2005 - 2012IT : KFR Inactive 

 Kingfisher Red

2008 - 2011DN : DKNKingfisher RedInactive 

 Ligare Aviation

2010* - date  Active 

 Livewell Airlinks

1995* - 1995*  Status? 

 Luan Airways

2014 >  Planned 

 Madras Air Taxi

1934 - 1934  Inactive 

 Madras Presidency Airways

1963* - 1964*  Status? 

 Magic Air

(2005)  Began? 

 Magic Airlines

(2006)  Began? 

 Maharani Aviation

1995 - 1998  Inactive 

 Maruti Airways

(1996)  Began? 

 Mathur Avia Air Transport System

1992* - 1993  Inactive 

 MDLR Airlines

2007 - 20099H : MDD Inactive 

 Megapode Airlines

1993^ - 2002 >Taj AirRenamed 

 Mehair

2014 - date  Active 

 Mesco Airlines

1993 - 2001  Inactive 

 MG Express

1993* - 1993* >SpicejetRenamed 

 Mistri Airways

1947* - 1947 >Indian Overseas AirlinesRenamed 

 Modiluft

1993 - 1996HT : MOD>SpicejetRenamed 

 Mukti Airways

1994* - 1998*  Status? 

 Nalanda Airways

1948* - 1948*  Status? 

 NEPC Airlines

1994 - 2000*  Inactive 

 North East Airlines

(2007)  Began? 

 North Star Aviation (NorthStar Aviation)

(2002)  Began? 

 Northeast Shuttles

2009 - date  Active 

 Oberoi Aviation

**** - ****  Status? 

 Paramount Airways

2005 - 2010I7 : PMW Inactive 

 Patel Airways

(1996)  Began? 

 Pawan Hans

1985^ - date  Active 

 Phoenix Airlines

1994^ - 2000*  Inactive 

 Pushpaka Aviation

1986* - 1989*  Inactive 

 QuikJet Cargo

2008 - date  Active 

 Rajair

1993 - 1997  Inactive 

 Religare Aviation

1998* - date  Active 

 Royal Airways

2002* - 2002* >SpicejetRenamed 

 Royal Star Airlines (Airways)

1993* - 1996*  Inactive 

 Safari Airways

1978* - 1978*  Inactive 

 Safexpress

(2008)  Began? 

 Sahara Indian Airlines

1993 - 2000S2 : SHD>JetKonnectRenamed 

 Scindia Line

1941 - 1953 >Air IndiaRenamed 

 SGS Airlines

1998* - 2000 SGS AirlinesInactive 

 Simplifly Deccan

2007 - 2008DN : DKN>Kingfisher RedRenamed 

 Sky King Aviation

(2009)  Began? 

 Skyfisher Airways

2014 - date  Active 

 Skyjet Airways

2014 >  Planned 

 Skyline (NEPC)

1996 - 2001* Skyline (NEPC)Inactive 

 SpanAir

1995 - date  Active 

 SpiceJet

2005 - dateSG : SEJSpicejetActive 

 SpiritAir

2011* - date  Active 

 Star Aviation

(2010*)  Began? 

 Surya Airlines

(2007)  Began? 

 Svanima Airways

1993* - 1995  Inactive 

 TAIP (Transportes Aereos da India Portuguesa)

1961 - 1961 TAIPInactive 

 Taj Air

2002 - date Taj AirActive 

 Tata & Sons

1932 - 1938 >Air IndiaRenamed 

 Tata Air Services

1938 - 1938 >Air IndiaRenamed 

 Tata Airlines

1938 - 1948 >Air IndiaRenamed 

 Tata SIA Airlines

2014 - 2014 >VistaraRenamed 

 Trans Bharat Aviation (TransBharat Aviation)

1991 - date-- : TBA Active 

 Trans India Aviation

(2008*)  Began? 

 Trans Sharjah Airways

1976* - 1977  Inactive 

 Turbo Megha Airways

2009 - date  Active 

 UB Air

1990 - date  Active 

 UP Air

1994 - 1998UZ : --->SGS AirlinesRenamed 

 UP Air

2008* - 2008* >King AirwaysRenamed 

 Vayudoot

1981 - 1998 +>Air IndiaRenamed 

 Ventura Airconnect

2011 - date  Active 

 VIF Airways

1993 - 1997  Inactive 

 Vijay Airlines

**** - ****  Inactive 

 Visa Airways

(2005*)9A : --- Began? 

 Visaa Airways

(2005)  Began? 

 Vistara

2014 > VistaraPlanned 

 Volks Airlines

(2012)  Began? 

 Zav Airways

2008 - date  Active 

 Zexus Air

2014 >  Planned 

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