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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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12Jul15updateTrujet status changed to 'Active' as airline starts operations
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AirlineOperating DatesStatusCommentsGenealogy

 ABC Airways

(2014)Began?  

 ACE (Aryan Cargo Express)

2010 - 2010InactiveACE (Aryan Cargo Express) was formed in 2005 

 Air Asiatic

1990 - 1991Inactive  

 Air Cargo Express

(2007)Began?  

 Air Carnival

2015 >PlannedAir Carnival Charter Service is established in 2013 and based in New Delhi 

 Air Coromandel

**** - ****Status?  

 Air Costa ( LEPL Projects Limited)

2013 - dateActive  

 Air Deccan (Deccan Aviation)

2003 - 2007RenamedKingfisher Red was founded on 25Aug2003 as Air Deccan & ceased in Sep2011Air Deccan >Simplifly Deccan >Deccan >Kingfisher Red

 Air Dravida

(2009*)Began?  

 Air India

1946 - 1948Renamed Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India

 Air India

1962 - dateActive Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India

 Air India Cargo

1981* - 1996Inactive  

 Air India Cargo

2005 - 2012Inactive  

 Air India Charters

1971^ - dateActive  

 Air India Express

2005 - dateActivefirst flight of Air India’s budget airline on 29Apr2005 

 Air India Regional

2007 - dateActiveAir India Regional started operations on 21Jun1996 as Alliance AirAlliance Air >Air India Regional

 Air Indian

(2007)Began?  

 Air Kerala

2015 >PlannedAir Kerala was founded in Feb2006 / start date changed to 2015 

 Air Mantra

2012 - 2013InactiveAir Mantra started operations on 23Jul2012 & all operations were suspended on 31Mar2013 

 Air Odisha

2012 - dateActive  

 Air One Aviation

2012* - dateActive  

 Air One Feeder Airline

(2009*)Began?  

 Air Pegasus

2015 - dateActivestarted operations on 12Apr2015 

 Air Peninsula

1990* - 1990*Status?airline confirmed 

 Air Sahara

2000 - 2007Renamed >JetKonnect

 Air Services of India

1937 - 1953Renamed Deccan AW+Airways-India+Bharat AW+Himalayan AV+Kalinga A L+Indian National AW+Air Services+Air India+Indian Airlines =>Air India

 AirAsia India

2014 - dateActiveAirAsia India's inaugural flight took off on 12Jun2014 

 Airborne India

1951^ - 1979*Status?  

 Air-India International

1948 - 1962Renamed Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India

 Air-Lift Co-op Services

**** - ***Inactive  

 Airways-India (Airways India)

1945 - 1953Renamed Deccan AW+Airways-India+Bharat AW+Himalayan AV+Kalinga A L+Indian National AW+Air Services+Air India+Indian Airlines =>Air India

 Airworks India

1973 - 1989*Inactive  

 Akash Ganga Airlines

2011 - dateActive  

 Alliance Air

1996 - 2007RenamedAir India Regional started operations on 21Jun1996 as Alliance AirAlliance Air >Air India Regional

 Ambica Air Lines

1947 - 1949Inactive  

 America Airlines

1947 - 1949Inactive  

 Archana Airways

1993 - 1999InactiveArchana Airways was founded on 29Apr1991 

 Arkay Air Transport

1974* - 1974*Status?  

 Aryan Cargo Express

2010 - 2010Inactive  

 Asia Pacific Airways

(1997)Began?  

 Assam Airways

1950sRenamed >Air India

 Aviators India

1996* - dateActive  

 Avicore Aviation

(2007)Began?  

 Baron Air

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Bengal Air Services

2002* - 2006*Status?  

 Bharat Airways

1947 - 1953RenamedBharat Airways began ops on 30Jun1947 & international operations on 28May1949Deccan AW+Airways-India+Bharat AW+Himalayan AV+Kalinga A L+Indian National AW+Air Services+Air India+Indian Airlines =>Air India

 Bharatair (Bharat Commerce and Industries)

1946 - 2000Inactive  

 Blue Dart Aviation

1996 - dateActiveBlue Dart Aviation started operations 17Jun1996 

 Blue Dart Courier Services

1983 - 1990Renamed >Blue Dart Express

 Blue Dart Express

1990* - 2006*Status?  

 Burma National Airways

1946* - 1948*Status?  

 Chhattisgarh Air Link

2012 - dateActiveChhattisgarh Air Link started operations in Dec2012 

 City Air

2007 - 2008*Status?  

 CityLink Airways

1991 - 1992*Inactive  

 Club One Air

2005 - dateActive  

 Comecon Aviation

1993* - 1998Inactive  

 Continental Airways

1995* - 1995*Status?  

 Continental Aviation

1994 - 1999Inactive  

 Cosmos Airways

1994* - 1997Inactive  

 Crescent Air Cargo

2005 - 2006Inactive  

 Crown Express

(2000)Began?  

 Dalmania Airways

1993* - 1996Renamed >Skyline (NEPC)

 Dalmia Jain Airways

1948* - 1948*Status?  

 Darbhanga Aviation

1950 - 1962Renamed  

 Deccan

2008 - 2008RenamedKingfisher Red was founded on 25Aug2003 as Air Deccan & ceased in Sep2011Air Deccan >Simplifly Deccan >Deccan >Kingfisher Red

 Deccan 360

2009 - 2011Inactive  

 Deccan Airways

1946 - 1953Renamed Deccan AW+Airways-India+Bharat AW+Himalayan AV+Kalinga A L+Indian National AW+Air Services+Air India+Indian Airlines =>Air India

 Deccan Shuttles

2012 - dateActive  

 Delhi Flying Club

1930 - dateActive  

 Dove Airlines

2013* - dateActive  

 East West Airlines

1992 - 199InactiveEast West Airlines started operations on 28Feb1992 & ceased on 08Aug1996 

 Eastern Airways

(1926)Began?  

 EasyAir

(2007)Began?  

 Elbee Airlines

1995 - 1998Inactive  

 Emric Air

(2008)Began?  

 First Flight Couriers (Aviation)

2006 - 2008Inactive  

 Fly Away Express*

(2008)Unconfirmedhad an HS 748 Series 2A in 2008 

 Flyeasy

2015 >PlannedFlyeasy has revised its plans with a summer launch using EMB-190s 

 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

2005 - dateActive  

 Goldensun Aviation

1977 - 1979*Inactive  

 Gujarat Airways

1995 - 2001*InactiveGujarat Airways was established on 02Feb1994 & started operations on 25Jul1995 

 Himalaya Air Transport & Survey Limited

1934 - 1935Renamed >Himalaya Airways

 Himalaya Airways

1935 - 1936Inactive Himalaya Airways

 Himalayan Aviation

1948 - 1953Renamed Deccan AW+Airways-India+Bharat AW+Himalayan AV+Kalinga A L+Indian National AW+Air Services+Air India+Indian Airlines =>Air India

 Himalayan Bulls Airlines

2014* - dateActivecharter airline based at Kullu Bhuntar Airport 

 Hinduja Cargo Services (Lufthansa Cargo India)

1996* - 2000Inactive  

 Huns Air

1974 - 1979*Inactive  

 INA (Indian National Airways)

1933^ - 1953Renamed Deccan AW+Airways-India+Bharat AW+Himalayan AV+Kalinga A L+Indian National AW+Air Services+Air India+Indian Airlines =>Air India

 Indamer Airways

1950* - 1960*Renamed Indamer Airways >>Air India

 India Flysafe Aviation

2012* - dateActive  

 India International Airline

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Indian Airlines

1953 - 2008*RenamedIndian Airlines is created by the merger of eight private companies on 01Aug1953Deccan AW+Airways-India+Bharat AW+Himalayan AV+Kalinga A L+Indian National AW+Air Services+Air India+Indian Airlines =>Air India

 Indian Overseas Airlines

1947 - 1950Inactive Indian Overseas Airlines

 Indian Trans-Continental Airlines

1933 - 1934*InactiveIndian Trans-Continental Airlines formed on 21Jun1933 

 India's Holiday Airline

**** - ****Status?  

 IndiGo

2006 - dateActiveIndiGo started services with a flight from New Delhi to Imphal via Guwahati on 04Aug2006 

 Indo-Canadian Airways

1995 - 1995Inactive  

 Indus Air

2006 - 2007InactiveIndus Air ceased operations on 03Apr2007 

 Invision Air

2011 - dateActive  

 Irrawady Flotilla and Airways

1934 - 1938Inactive  

 Irwaddy Flotilla & Airways

1934 - 1939Inactive  

 ISAS (Indian State Air Service)

1930 - 1931Inactive  

 Jagson Airlines

1991 - dateActive  

 JamAir

1948* - 1971*Renamed >Air India

 Jet Airways

1993 - dateActiveformed 01 Apr 1992 and started operations 05May1993 

 JetKonnect

2009 - 2014Inactivecarrier is phased out by Jet Airways on 30Nov2014JetKonnect

 JetLite

2007 - 2012Renamed >JetKonnect

 Jupiter Airways

1948 - 1949Inactive  

 Jupiter Airways

1953^ - 1953*Status?  

 Kairali Airlines

(2014)Began?  

 Kalinga Air Lines

1946^ - 1952*Renamed Deccan AW+Airways-India+Bharat AW+Himalayan AV+Kalinga A L+Indian National AW+Air Services+Air India+Indian Airlines =>Air India

 Kalinga Air Lines

1958^ - 1965*Status?  

 Kalinga Airways

1952* - 1953Renamed >Air India

 Karnavati Aviation

2012* - dateActive  

 Keerthi Airways

(1997)Began?  

 Khan Air

(****)Began?  

 King Airways

2008* - 2010*Status? King Airways

 Kingfisher

2005 - 2012InactiveKingfisher was launched on 08May2005 & started operations on 09May2005 

 Kingfisher Red

2008 - 2011InactiveKingfisher Red was founded on 25Aug2003 as Air Deccan & ceased in Sep2011Air Deccan >Simplifly Deccan >Deccan >Kingfisher Red

 Ligare Aviation

2010* - dateActive  

 Livewell Airlinks

1995* - 1995*Status?  

 Luan Airways

(2014)Began?  

 Madras Air Taxi

1934 - 1934Inactive  

 Madras Presidency Airways

1963* - 1964*Status?  

 Magic Air

(2005)Began?  

 Magic Airlines

(2006)Began?  

 Maharani Aviation

1995 - 1998Inactive  

 Maruti Airways

(1996)Began?  

 Mathur Avia Air Transport System

1992* - 1993Inactive  

 MDLR Airlines

2007 - 2009Inactive  

 Megapode Airlines

1993^ - 2002Renamed >Taj Air

 Mehair

2014 - dateActive  

 Mesco Airlines

1993 - 2001Inactive  

 MG Express

1993* - 1993*Renamed MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet

 Mistri Airways

1947* - 1947Renamed >Indian Overseas Airlines

 Modiluft

1993 - 1996RenamedModiluft was launched in Feb2003 & started operations on 02May1993MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet

 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 - dateActive  

 Oberoi Aviation

**** - ****Status?  

 Paramount Airways

2005 - 2010Inactive  

 Patel Airways

(1996)Began?  

 Pawan Hans

1985^ - dateActive  

 Phoenix Airlines

1994^ - 2000*Inactive  

 Pinnacle Air

2010* - dateActive  

 Premier Airways

2015 >Planned  

 Pushpaka Aviation

1986* - 1989*Inactive  

 QuikJet Cargo

2008 - dateActive  

 Rajair

1993 - 1997Inactive  

 Religare Aviation

1998* - dateActive  

 Royal Airways

2002* - 2002*Renamed MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet

 Royal Star Airlines (Airways)

1993* - 1996*Inactive  

 Safari Airways

1978* - 1978*Inactive  

 Safexpress

(2008)Began?  

 Sahara Indian Airlines

1993 - 2000Renamed >JetKonnect

 Scindia Line

1941 - 1953Renamed >Air India

 SGS Airlines

1998 - 2000Inactive UP Air >SGS Airlines

 Simplifly Deccan

2007 - 2008RenamedKingfisher Red was founded on 25Aug2003 as Air Deccan & ceased in Sep2011Air Deccan >Simplifly Deccan >Deccan >Kingfisher Red

 Sky King Aviation

(2009)Began?  

 Skyfisher Airways

2014 - dateActive  

 Skyjet Airways

(2014)Began?  

 Skyline (NEPC)

1996 - 2001*Inactive Skyline (NEPC)

 SpanAir

1995 - dateActive  

 SpiceJet

2005 - dateActiveSpiceJet commenced operations on 24May2005MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet

 SpiritAir

2011* - dateActive  

 Star Aviation

(2010*)Began?  

 Sujata Airlinks

2005* - 2005*Status?  

 Surya Airlines

(2007)Began?  

 Svanima Airways

1993* - 1995Inactive  

 TAIP (Transportes Aereos da India Portuguesa)

1961 - 1961Inactive TAIP

 Taj Air

2002 - dateActive Taj Air

 Tata Air Services

1938 - 1938Renamed Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India

 Tata Airlines

1938 - 1946RenamedTata Air Lines converts to a public Company and is renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India

 Tata SIA Airlines

2014 - 2014Renamed >Vistara

 Tata Sons

1932 - 1938RenamedAviation Department of Tata Sons was formed on 15Oct1932Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India

 Trans Bharat Aviation (TransBharat Aviation)

1991 - dateActive  

 Trans India Aviation

(2008*)Began?  

 Trans Sharjah Airways

1976* - 1977Inactive  

 TruJet

2015 - dateActiverenamed from Turbo Megha Airways & started operations on 12Jul2015Turbo Megha Airways >TruJet

 Turbo Megha Airways

(2015)RenamedTurbo Megha Airways will be renamed to TruJet on restart on 12Jul2015Turbo Megha Airways >TruJet

 UB Air

1990 - dateActive  

 UP Air

1994 - 1998Renamed UP Air >SGS Airlines

 UP Air

2008* - 2008*Renamed >King Airways

 Vayudoot

1981 - 1998Renamed Vayudoot +>Indian Airlines >>Air India

 Ventura Airconnect

2011 - dateActive  

 VIF Airways

1993 - 1997Inactive  

 Vijay Airlines

**** - ****Inactive  

 Visa Airways

(2005*)Began?  

 Visaa Airways

(2005)Began?  

 Vistara

2015 - dateActiveVistara started operations on 09Jan2015Vistara

 Volks Airlines

(2012)Began?  

 Zav Airways

2008 - dateActive  

 Zexus Air

(2014)Began?  

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