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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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June 23, 2017

Air Costa had its AOC suspended in Jun2017 & if the airline does not commence flights within the next two months, it risks the complete cancellation of its AOC [news]
April 29, 2017 Air Carnival has ceased operations as its owners attempt to sell off the low-cost carrier [status change]
April 15, 2017 Air Pegasus intends to resume operations in mid-2017 [status change]
Airline

Status

Operating Dates

ABC Airways   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments : ABC Airways intended to launch with twice daily flights between Bangalore Int'l and Bhubaneswar using a fleet of three EMB-170s

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ACE (Aryan Cargo Express)   

Inactive 2010 - 2010

^ Comments : ACE (Aryan Cargo Express) was formed in 2005. International and domestic cargo carrier

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Air Asiatic   

Inactive 1990 - 1991

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Air Cargo Express   

Not started (2007)

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Air Carnival  updated

Inactive 2016 - 2017

^ Comments : Air Carnival was founded in 2013 as a charter airline known as Air Carnival Charter Services. renamed & commenced scheduled operations on 18Jul2016. Air Carnival (2S, Coimbatore) has ceased operations as its owners attempt to sell off the low-cost carrier

^ Genealogy : Air Carnival Charter Services >Air Carnival

Air Carnival Charter Services   

Renamed 2013* - 2016

^ Comments : Air Carnival was founded in 2013 as a charter airline known as Air Carnival Charter Services. renamed & commenced scheduled operations on 18Jul2016

^ Genealogy : Air Carnival Charter Services >Air Carnival

Air Coromandel   

Unsure **** - ****

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Air Costa ( LEPL Projects Limited)  updated (x2)

Restarting 2013 - 2017

^ Comments : Air Costa was founded in 2012 & Air Costa received its Air Operators Permit (AOP) from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in Sep2013. Its first flight was on 15Oct2013. It temporarily suspended all flight operations on 28Feb2017 citing financial issues with GECAS. It had its AOC suspended in Jun2017 & if the airline does not commence flights within the next two months, it risks the complete cancellation of its AOC

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Air Deccan (Deccan Aviation)   

Renamed 2003 - 2007

^ Comments : Kingfisher Red was founded on 25Aug2003 as Air Deccan & ceased in Sep2011

^ Genealogy : Air Deccan >Simplifly Deccan >Deccan >Kingfisher Red

Air Dravida   

Not started (2009*)

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Air Himalayas   

Active 2009* - date

^ Comments : Air Himalayas was formed in 2009 offering air transportation services like Charter services, package tours, adventure tours, heli ski etc..

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Air India  updated

Renamed 1946 - 1948

^ Comments : International scheduled services [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India

Air India  updated

Active 1962 - date

^ Comments : AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier

^ Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India

Air India Cargo   

Inactive 1981* - 1996

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Air India Cargo   

Inactive 2005 - 2012

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Air India Charters   

Active 1971* - date

^ Comments : Air-India Charters was formed, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, on 09Sep1971

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Air India Express  updated

Active 2005 - date

^ Comments : Air India Express was founded in 2004 & the first flight of Air India Express (Air India’s budget airline) on 29Apr2005

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Air India Regional   

Active 2007 - date

^ Comments : Air India Regional started operations on 21Jun1996, a low-cost arm of Indian as Alliance Air

^ Genealogy : Alliance Air >Air India Regional

Air Indian   

Not started (2007)

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Air Kerala   

Not started (2015)

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Air Mantra   

Inactive 2012 - 2013

^ Comments : Air Mantra was founded by Religare Aviation in 2011. Started operations on 23Jul2012 with all operations were suspended on 31Mar2013 due to poor bookings, and the company was subsequently liquidated

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Air Odisha   

Active 2012 - date

^ Comments : Air Odisha is a a no-frills carrier from Bhubaneswar that commenced operations on 02Nov2012

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Air One Aviation   

Active 2012* - date

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Air One Feeder Airline   

Not started (2009*)

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Air Pegasus  updated

Restarting 2015 - 2016

^ Comments : Air Pegasus started operations on 12Apr2015. Temporarily suspended flights with effect from 26Jul2016. Intended to resume scheduled passenger flights by 15Nov2016. AOC suspended on 22Nov2016. Air Pegasus was a regional Low Cost Carrier, only operating in South India, connecting Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchchirappalli, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Hubli, Mangalore and Goa sectors. Air Pegasus intends to resume operations in mid-2017

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Air Peninsula   

Unsure 1990* - 1990*

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Air Sahara  updated

Renamed 2000 - 2007

^ Comments : Sahara Indian Airlines was founded on 20Dec1991 & started operations on 03Dec1993. Rebranded as Air Sahara on 02Oct2000 & to JetLite on 01May2007. Merged into JetKonnect on 25Mar2012 which was eventually phased out by Jet Airways on 30Nov2014

^ Genealogy : Sahara Indian Airlines >Air Sahara >JetLite >>JetKonnect

Air Services of India  updated

Renamed 1937 - 1953

^ Comments : Air Services of India was formed in 1936 & was 1 of 8 airlines nationalised to form Indian Airlines in 1953 [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India

AirAsia India   

Active 2014 - date

^ Comments : AirAsia India was formed on 28Mar2013. its inaugural flight took off on 12Jun2014 from Bangalore's Kempegowda International Airport for Goa. Bangalore is its primary hub

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Airborne India   

Unsure 1951* - 1979*

^ Comments : Airborne India was founded in 1951

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Airhimalayas   

Active 2016 - date

^ Comments : Himalayan Bulls Airlines (Himalayan Bulls) was a charter airline based at Kullu Bhuntar Airport, in the province of Himachal Pradesh, India. The airline operated charter services between Indian metropolitan cities and the mountainous region of its Kullu home. Rebranded as Airhimalayas in 2016

^ Genealogy : Himalayan Bulls Airlines >Airhimalayas

Air-India International  updated

Renamed 1948 - 1962

^ Comments : [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India

Air-Lift Co-op Services   

Inactive **** - ***

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Airways-India (Airways India)  updated

Renamed 1945 - 1953

^ Comments : Airways-India was registered in Calcutta in Sep1945. Operated non-scheduled servives until 15Apr1947. 1 of 8 airlines nationalised to form Indian Airlines in 1953 [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India

Airworks India   

Inactive 1973 - 1989*

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Akash Ganga Airlines   

Active 2011 - date

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Alliance Air   

Renamed 1996 - 2007

^ Comments : Air India Regional was founded on 01Apr1996 & started operations on 21Jun1996 as Alliance Air. Renamed on 20Sep2007

^ Genealogy : Alliance Air >Air India Regional

Ambica Air Lines  updated

Inactive 1947 - 1949

^ Comments : Ambica Air Lines started operations on 10Mar1947 & ceased in Dec1949

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America Airlines   

Inactive 1947 - 1949

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Archana Airways   

Inactive 1993 - 2000

^ Comments : Archana Airways was founded on 29Apr1991 and started its full service operation in 1993. The company incurred heavy losses due to low load factors and high cost of operation. In 2000, it went out of business

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Arkay Air Transport   

Unsure 1974* - 1974*

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Aryan Cargo Express  updated

Inactive 2010 - 2010

^ Comments : Aryan Cargo Express was a cargo airline based in New Delhi & was founded in 2005. It was a subsidiary of the Logistics company by the same name. During 2010, Aryan Cargo Express operated one single Airbus A310-300F

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Asia Pacific Airways   

Not started (1997)

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Assam Airways  updated

Renamed 1950s

^ Comments : Assam Airways merged into Indian Airlines [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Assam Airways >>Indian Airlines >Indian >>Air India

Aviators India   

Active 1996* - date

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Avicore Aviation   

Not started (2007)

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Baron Air   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Bengal Air Services   

Unsure 2002* - 2006*

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Bhaarat Airways   

Inactive 1995* - 1999

^ Comments : Bhaarat Airways operated between 1995 and 1999

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Bharat Airways  updated

Renamed 1947 - 1953

^ Comments : Bharat Airways began operations on 30Jun1947 & international operations on 28May1949. 1 of 8 airlines nationalised to form Indian Airlines in 1953 [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India

Bharat Airways  added

Inactive 1995* - 1999

^ Comments : Bharat Airways was a Mumbai based carrier

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Bharatair (Bharat Commerce and Industries)   

Inactive 1946 - 2000

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Blue Dart Aviation   

Active 1996 - date

^ Comments : Blue Dart Aviation was founded in 1995 & started operations 17Jun1996. Express parcel service and domestic and regional charters with its main base as Chennai International Airport

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Blue Dart Courier Services   

Renamed 1983 - 1990

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^ Genealogy : Blue Dart Courier Services >Blue Dart Express

Blue Dart Express   

Unsure 1990* - 2006*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Blue Dart Courier Services >Blue Dart Express

Burma National Airways   

Unsure 1946* - 1948*

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Chhattisgarh Air Link   

Active 2012 - date

^ Comments : Chhattisgarh Air Link started operations in Dec2012. It is a private non-scheduled airline based in Chhattisgarh

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City Air   

Unsure 2007 - 2008*

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CityLink Airways   

Inactive 1991 - 1992*

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Club One Air  updated

Active 2005 - date

^ Comments : Club One Air launched its operations from Delhi in Aug2005 & is based on the fractional ownership model. Based in Delhi, Mumbai and Visakhapatnam.

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Comecon Aviation   

Inactive 1993* - 1998

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Continental Airways   

Unsure 1995* - 1995*

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Continental Aviation   

Inactive 1994 - 1999

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Cosmos Airways   

Inactive 1994* - 1997

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Crescent Air Cargo   

Inactive 2004 - 2006

^ Comments : Crescent Air Cargo was formed Jan2002 & commenced operations in 2004 & nitially offered domestic cargo services within India and to Sri Lanka and the Maldives from Chennai International Airport. Ceased operations in 2006

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Crown Express   

Not started (2000)

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Dalmia Jain Airways   

Unsure 1948* - 1948*

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Damania Airways   

Renamed 1993 - 1996

^ Comments : Dlmania Airways was set up by Pervez Damania in 1992 & started operations on 10Mar1993. Renamed to Skyline on on 01Jan1996

^ Genealogy : Damania Airways >Skyline (NEPC)

Darbhanga Aviation   

Inactive 1950 - 1962

^ Comments : Darbhanga Aviations was a private airline started by Maharaja Kameshwar Singh of Darbhanga. It was started in 1950 and became defunct by 1962

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Deccan   

Renamed 2008 - 2008

^ Comments : Kingfisher Red was founded on 25Aug2003 as Air Deccan & ceased in Sep2011

^ Genealogy : Air Deccan >Simplifly Deccan >Deccan >Kingfisher Red

Deccan 360  updated

Inactive 2009 - 2011

^ Comments : Deccan 360 was set up by Capt. G.R. Gopinath, former owner of Air Deccan. It began operations in Nov2009 & ceased in May2011

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Deccan Airways   

Renamed 1946 - 1953

^ Comments : Deccan Airways was formed in 1945 & was 1 of 8 airlines nationalised to form Indian Airlines in 1953 [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India

Deccan Aviation   

Renamed 1997 - 2003£

^ Comments : Deccan Charters started operations on 03Dec1997 as Deccan Aviation

^ Genealogy : Deccan Aviation >Deccan Charters

Deccan Charters   

Active 2003* - date

^ Comments : Deccan Charters started operations on 03Dec1997 as Deccan Aviation

^ Genealogy : Deccan Aviation >Deccan Charters

Deccan Shuttles   

Inactive 2012 - 2013

^ Comments : Within just eight months of launching chartered flights in Gujarat, Deccan Shuttles suspended its operations. Deccan Shuttles had commenced daily chartered flights between Bhavnagar and Surat in the third week of Aug2012. A month back, the company decided to fold up its wings in the region. However, the services had to be suspended within eight months of commencement

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Delhi Flying Club   

Active 1930 - date

^ Comments : Delhi Flying Club was founded in 1928 & initiated the first air mail service of the country

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Dove Airlines   

Active 2013* - date

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East West Airlines   

Inactive 1992 - 1996

^ Comments : East West Airlines was founded in 1991 & was the first scheduled private airline in India to take off the ground after the Open Skies policy was announced in 1991. Started operations on 28Feb1992 & ceased on 08Aug1996

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Eastern Airways   

Not started (1926)

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EasyAir   

Not started (2007)

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Easyair  added

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Easyair is a planned scheduled carrier rebranded from Premier Airways (2014-2015). Based at Chennai Meenambakkam (MAA)

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Elbee Airlines   

Inactive 1995 - 1998

^ Comments : Elbee Airlines was India's first all-cargo airline based in Mumbai, It was founded in 1994 & started operations in Jun1995. Business never returned to normalcy after an F.27 crash and the airline ceased operations by Jul1998

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Emric Air   

Not started (2008)

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First Flight Couriers (Aviation)   

Inactive 2006 - 2008

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Fly Away Express*   

Unconfirmed (2008)

^ Comments : Fly Away Express operated an HS 748 Series 2A in 2008 but unsure if airline

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Fly Hornbill   

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Fly Hornbill intend to have its operational base in Guwahati and operate a fleet of Embraer 145 aircraft

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Flyeasy   

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : FlyEasy (Bangalore Int'l) has taken a steps towards the launch of operations following an agreement to acquire up to 74% of Air Pegasus (OP, Bangalore Int'l)

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Flyington Freighters   

Not started (2010)

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Freedom Aviation   

Not started (2012)

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GATI   

Not started (2010)

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Gesco Air Logistics Service   

Inactive 2003* - 2004*

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Goa Way Aviation (India's Holiday Airline)  updated

Inactive 1992* - 1993

^ Comments : Goa Way Aviation was a Domestic charter carrier out of Bombay that eventually ceased operating. It was also known as India's Holiday Airline

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GoAir   

Active 2005 - date

^ Comments : GoAir was launched by the Wadia Group (best known for for it's textile brand Bombay Dyeing) as a low-cost carrier. Operations started 04Nov2005

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Goldensun Aviation   

Inactive 1977 - 1979*

^ Comments : Goldensun Aviation was formed in 1977 & commenced operation on 20Dec1977

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GSEC Aviation   

Active 2016 - date

^ Comments : GSEC Aviation started operation

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Gujarat Airways   

Inactive 1995 - 2001

^ Comments : Gujarat Airways was established on 02Feb1994 & started operations on 25Jul1995. Ceased operations in 2001

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Himalaya Airways  updated

Inactive 1935 - 1936

^ Comments : Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited was renamed to Himalaya Airways in 1935

^ Genealogy : Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited >Himalaya Airways

Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited  updated

Renamed 1934 - 1935

^ Comments : Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited was renamed to Himalaya Airways in 1935

^ Genealogy : Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited >Himalaya Airways

Himalayan Aviation  updated

Renamed 1948 - 1953

^ Comments : On 20Feb1950, Himalayan Aviation ran the first ever international flight from Nepal, from Gauchar (Nepal) to Calcutta (now Kolkata). It was 1 of 8 airlines nationalised to form Indian Airlines in 1953 [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India

Himalayan Bulls Airlines   

Renamed 2014* - 2016

^ Comments : Himalayan Bulls Airlines (Himalayan Bulls) was a charter airline based at Kullu Bhuntar Airport, in the province of Himachal Pradesh, India. The airline operated charter services between Indian metropolitan cities and the mountainous region of its Kullu home. Rebranded as Airhimalayas in 2016

^ Genealogy : Himalayan Bulls Airlines >Airhimalayas

Hinduja Cargo Services (Lufthansa Cargo India)   

Inactive 1996* - 2000

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Huns Air   

Inactive 1974 - 1979*

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INA (Indian National Airways)  updated

Renamed 1933 - 1953

^ Comments : Indian National Airways was formed in May1933 by R. E. Grant Govan & commenced the first daily service in India, between Calcutta and Dacca on 01Dec1933. In 1953 Indian National Airways was nationalised and merged into Indian Airlines [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India

Indamer Airways  updated

Renamed 1950* - 1960*

^ Comments : Indamer Airways was taken over Air India [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Indamer Airways >>Air India

India Flysafe Aviation   

Active 2012* - date

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India International Airline   

Unconfirmed (****)

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Indian  updated

Renamed 2005 - 2011

^ Comments : Indian, after being rebranded from Indian Airlines on 07Dec2005, ceased operating under its own brand and codes with the merger with Air India being complete on 26Feb2011 [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India

Indian Airlines  updated

Renamed 1953 - 2005

^ Comments : Indian Airlines was created by the merger of eight private companies on 01Aug1953 [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India

Indian Overseas Airlines  updated

Inactive 1947 - 1950

^ Comments : Indian Overseas Airlines was formed as Mistri Airways & was founded by Parsi businessman, Rusi Mistri. Mistri Airways operated flights between Mumbay, Nagpur and Calcutta, in addition to charter work. Renamed of Indian Overseas Airlines in 1947. In 1949, it also got license to operate flights for air-mail services and also started operating on other routes like Nagpur -Hyderabad -Banglore - Madras and Nagpur- Jabalpur - Allahbad -Kanpur -Lukhnow. The night air mail services' first license was granted to Indian Overseas Airlines but the airline closed by the end of 1950 due to financial problems

^ Genealogy : Mistri Airways >Indian Overseas Airlines

Indian TransContinental Airlines   

Inactive 1933 - 1948

^ Comments : Indian TransContinental Airlines was formed on 21Jun1933 & ceased operations in 1948

^ Genealogy :  

IndiGo   

Active 2006 - date

^ Comments : IndiGo was formed by Interglobe Enterprises and Rakesh Gangwal in 2005 & was considered to be one the most highly capitalised start-up airlines ever. Scheduled domestic services out of Indira Gandhi International, Delhi. Started services with a flight from New Delhi to Imphal via Guwahati on 04Aug2006 & international services with a flight from Delhi to Dubai on 01Sep2011

^ Genealogy :  

Indo-Canadian Airways   

Inactive 1995 - 1995

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Indus Air   

Inactive 2006 - 2007

^ Comments : Indus Air was established in 2004 and started operations on 14Dec2006. Ceased operations on 03Apr2007

^ Genealogy :  

Invision Air   

Active 2011 - date

^ Comments : Invision Air was founded by Vinit Phatak and Jayant Nadkarni in 2008 and has been operating since Mar2011, when it received its Air Operators’ Permit

^ Genealogy :  

Irawaddy Flotilla & Airways   

Inactive 1934 - 1939

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

ISAS (Indian State Air Service)   

Inactive 1929 - 1931

^ Comments : ISAS (Indian State Air Service) started operations on 20Dec1929. This venture was abandoned in 1931 due to heavy operating losses

^ Genealogy :  

Jagson Airlines   

Active 1991 - date

^ Comments : Jagson Airlines operations started 15Nov1991

^ Genealogy :  

JamAir  updated

Renamed 1946* - 1977

^ Comments : Jamair was formed in 1946 by James B Muff, a former Chief Engineer at China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) & Eddie Quinn, a radio operator and pilot with CNAC [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : JamAir >>Indian Airlines >Indian >>Air India

Jet Airways   

Active 1993 - date

^ Comments : Jet Airways was formed 01Apr1992 and started operations on 05May1993. Regional scheduled passenger service that was initially designated as an Air Taxi operator

^ Genealogy :  

JetKonnect  updated

Inactive 2009 - 2014

^ Comments : Sahara Indian Airlines was founded on 20Dec1991& started operations on 03Dec1993. Rebranded as Air Sahara on 02Oct2000. To JetLite on 01May2007. Merged into JetKonnect on 25Mar2012 which was eventually phased out by Jet Airways on 30Nov2014

^ Genealogy : Sahara Indian Airlines >Air Sahara >JetLite >>JetKonnect

JetLite  updated

Renamed 2007 - 2012

^ Comments : Sahara Indian Airlines was founded on 20Dec1991& started operations on 03Dec1993. Rebranded as Air Sahara on 02Oct2000. To JetLite on 01May2007. Merged into JetKonnect on 25Mar2012 which was eventually phased out by Jet Airways on 30Nov2014

^ Genealogy : Sahara Indian Airlines >Air Sahara >JetLite >>JetKonnect

Jetsmart   

Active 2016 - date

^ Comments : Jetsmart is a regional start-up planning to begin scheduled charter operations on 01Sep2016 out of Bangalore

^ Genealogy :  

Jupiter Airways  updated

Inactive 1948 - 1949

^ Comments : Jupiter Airways was started when Rm. Alagappa Chettiar in early 1947, bought eight aircraft, but bureaucracy stalled its first flight till Jun1948. Eventually, Jupiter started its first flight on 07Jun1948 , the Premier of Madras Province, O. P. Ramaswami Reddiar, inaugurating the Company's Madras-`Vizagapatam'-Nagpur-Delhi flight

^ Genealogy :  

Jupiter Airways   

Inactive 1953* - 1953*

^ Comments : Jupiter Airways was founded by Dr. K.V.AL.Rm. Alagappa Chettiar in Madras in 1953

^ Genealogy :  

Kairali Airlines  updated

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Kairali Airlines was founded on 09Jan2013 and inaugurated on 15Jun2013. Now intends to start in mid-2017. It is a proposed start-up Low Cost Carrier based in India’s Kerala region

^ Genealogy :  

Kalinga Air Lines  updated (x2)

Renamed 1946* - 1953

^ Comments : Kalinga Air Lines was formed in 1946 [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy :  

Kalinga Air Lines  updated

Unsure 1958* - 1965*

^ Comments : Kalinga Air Lines was founded in 1958

^ Genealogy :  

Kalinga Airways  updated

Renamed 1952* - 1953

^ Comments : [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : >>Indian Airlines >Indian >>Air India

Karnavati Aviation   

Active 2012* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Keerthi Airways   

Not started (1997)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Khan Air   

Not started (****)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

King Airways   

Unsure 2008* - 2010*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : King Airways

Kingfisher   

Inactive 2005 - 2012

^ Comments : Kingfisher was launched on 08May2005 by the brewing giant UB Group. Started operations on 09May2005 & ceased on 30Sep2012. AOC revoked on 20Oct2012

^ Genealogy :  

Kingfisher Red   

Inactive 2008 - 2011

^ Comments : Kingfisher Red was founded on 25Aug2003 as Air Deccan & ceased on 28Sep2011

^ Genealogy : Air Deccan >Simplifly Deccan >Deccan >Kingfisher Red

Kingfisher Xpress   

Inactive 2010* - 2013

^ Comments : Kingfisher Xpress was founded in 2010 as India's first and only same day delivery by air service

^ Genealogy :  

Ligare Aviation   

Active 2010* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Ligare Aviation   

Active 2014* - date

^ Comments : Ligare Aviation was renamed from Religare Aviation. Private charter airline

^ Genealogy : Religare Aviation >Ligare Aviation

Livewell Airlinks   

Unsure 1995* - 1995*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Luan Airways   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Madras Air Taxi   

Inactive 1934 - 1934

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Madras Presidency Airways   

Unsure 1963* - 1964*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Magic Air   

Not started (2005)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Magic Airlines   

Not started (2006)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Maharani Aviation   

Inactive 1995 - 1998

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Maruti Airways   

Not started (1996)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Mathur Avia Air Transport System   

Inactive 1992* - 1993

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

MDLR Airlines  updated

Inactive 2007 - 2009

^ Comments : MDLR Airlines was founded 2007 & started operations on 14Mar2007 offering regional charter services out of Chandigarh. The airline tried the full-service model promising its passengers 'pure vegetarian food', but missed lease payments to BAe for their Avro RJ70 aircraft and wound up operations on 05Nov2009

^ Genealogy :  

Megapode Airlines   

Renamed 1993* - 2002

^ Comments : TajAir was founded on 11Nov1993 as Megapode Airlines. Started operations on 09Aug2002 as TajAir

^ Genealogy : Megapode Airlines >TajAir

Mehair   

Active 2014 - date

^ Comments : Mehair in conjunction with the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation launched India’s first seaplane service with flights between Mumbai Juhu and Aamby Valley City

^ Genealogy :  

Mesco Airlines   

Inactive 1993 - 2001

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

MG Express  updated

Renamed 1984* - 1993*

^ Comments : [The origins of SpiceJet can be tracked back to Mar1984 when the company was established by Indian industrialist S. K. Modi as MG Express to provide private air taxi services. On 17Feb1993, the company was named as Modiluft which started operations on 02May1993. Renamed once again to Royal Airways. SpiceJet was renamed from Royal Airways on 04May2005 It commenced operations on 24May2005 & International services were launched on 07Oct201]

^ Genealogy : MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet

Mistri Airways  updated

Renamed 1947* - 1947

^ Comments : Indian Overseas Airlines was formed as Mistri Airways & was founded by Parsi businessman, Rusi Mistri. Mistri Airways operated flights between Mumbay, Nagpur and Calcutta, in addition to charter work. Renamed of Indian Overseas Airlines in 1947. In 1949, it also got license to operate flights for air-mail services and also started operating on other routes like Nagpur -Hyderabad -Banglore - Madras and Nagpur- Jabalpur - Allahbad -Kanpur -Lukhnow. The night air mail services' first license was granted to Indian Overseas Airlines but the airline closed by the end of 1950 due to financial problems

^ Genealogy : Mistri Airways >Indian Overseas Airlines

Modiluft  updated

Renamed 1993 - 1996

^ Comments : [The origins of SpiceJet can be tracked back to Mar1984 when the company was established by Indian industrialist S. K. Modi as MG Express to provide private air taxi services. On 17Feb1993, the company was named as Modiluft which started operations on 02May1993. Renamed once again to Royal Airways. SpiceJet was renamed from Royal Airways on 04May2005 It commenced operations on 24May2005 & International services were launched on 07Oct201]

^ Genealogy : MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet

Mukti Airways   

Unsure 1994* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Nalanda Airways   

Unsure 1948* - 1948*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

NEPC Airlines (Natural Energy Processing Co Ltd)  updated

Inactive 1994 - 1997

^ Comments : NEPC Airlines was founded in 1993 & started operations on 30Mar1994. Regional airline that eventually ceased operating in 1997. Purchased Dalmania Airways in May1995 & renamed it as Skyline NEPC on 01Jan1996

^ Genealogy : NEPC Airlines

North East Airlines   

Not started (2007)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

North Star Aviation (NorthStar Aviation)   

Not started (2002)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Northeast Shuttles   

Active 2009 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Oberoi Aviation   

Unsure **** - ****

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Paramount Airways   

Inactive 2005 - 2010

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Patel Airways   

Not started (1996)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pawan Hans   

Active 1985* - date

^ Comments : Pawan Hans is a State-run helicopter operator tht was formed in 1985

^ Genealogy :  

Phoenix Airlines   

Inactive 1994^ - 2000*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Pinnacle Air   

Active 2010* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Premier Airways  updated

Renamed 2014 - 2015

^ Comments : Easyair is a planned scheduled carrier rebranded from Premier Airways (2014-2015). Based at Chennai Meenambakkam (MAA)

^ Genealogy :  

Pushpaka Aviation   

Inactive 1986* - 1989*

^ Comments : Pushpaka Aviation operated to countries surrounding the Arabian Gulf transporting migrant workers and some perishable goods. It's license was withdrawn after a raid by customs officials and ceased operations..

^ Genealogy :  

QuikJet Airlines   

Active 2012 - date

^ Comments : QuikJet Airlines was founded in 2007 & operations started on 02Feb2012. Ceased in 2015 but reatrted in 2016. Domestic cargo carrier out of Bengaluru International

^ Genealogy :  

Rajair   

Inactive 1993 - 1997

^ Comments : Rajair started operations on 05Dec1993

^ Genealogy :  

Religare Aviation   

Renamed 2006* - 2014*

^ Comments : Ligare Aviation was renamed from Religare Aviation. Private charter airline

^ Genealogy : Religare Aviation >Ligare Aviation

Royal Airways  updated

Renamed 2002* - 2002*

^ Comments : [The origins of SpiceJet can be tracked back to Mar1984 when the company was established by Indian industrialist S. K. Modi as MG Express to provide private air taxi services. On 17Feb1993, the company was named as Modiluft which started operations on 02May1993. Renamed once again to Royal Airways. SpiceJet was renamed from Royal Airways on 04May2005 It commenced operations on 24May2005 & International services were launched on 07Oct201]

^ Genealogy : MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet

Royal Star Airlines (Airways)   

Inactive 1993* - 1996*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Safari Airways   

Inactive 1978* - 1978*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Safexpress   

Not started (2008)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sahara Indian Airlines  updated

Renamed 1993 - 2000

^ Comments : Sahara Indian Airlines was founded on 20Dec1991& started operations on 03Dec1993. Rebranded as Air Sahara on 02Oct2000. To JetLite on 01May2007. Merged into JetKonnect on 25Mar2012 which was eventually phased out by Jet Airways on 30Nov2014

^ Genealogy : Sahara Indian Airlines >Air Sahara >JetLite >>JetKonnect

Scindia Line  updated

Renamed 1941 - 1953

^ Comments : In 1941, Air Services of India was purchased by The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd. & became known as the Scindia line. Services resumed on 03May1946 after World War II [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Air Services of India >Scindia Line…..>Air India

SGS Airlines   

Inactive 1998 - 2000

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : UP Air >SGS Airlines

Simplifly Deccan   

Renamed 2007 - 2008

^ Comments : Kingfisher Red was founded on 25Aug2003 as Air Deccan & ceased in Sep2011

^ Genealogy : Air Deccan >Simplifly Deccan >Deccan >Kingfisher Red

Sky King Aviation   

Not started (2009)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Skyfisher Airways   

Active 2014 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Skyjet Airways   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments : Skyjet Airways was a start-up looking to begin scheduled domestic services with a fleet of A320-200 aircraft in 2014. Did not start

^ Genealogy :  

Skyline (NEPC)  updated

Inactive 1996 - 1997

^ Comments : Dlmania Airways was set up by Pervez Damania in 1992 & started operations on 10Mar1993. Renamed to Skyline on on 01Jan1996. Ceased operations, along with NEPC in 1997

^ Genealogy : Damania Airways >Skyline (NEPC)

SpanAir   

Active 1995 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

SpiceJet  updated

Active 2005 - date

^ Comments : The origins of SpiceJet can be tracked back to Mar1984 when the company was established by Indian industrialist S. K. Modi as MG Express to provide private air taxi services. On 17Feb1993, the company was named as Modiluft which started operations on 02May1993. Renamed once again to Royal Airways. SpiceJet was renamed from Royal Airways on 04May2005 It commenced operations on 24May2005 & International services were launched on 07Oct201

^ Genealogy : MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet

SpiritAir   

Active 2011* - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Star Aviation   

Not started (2010*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Sujata Airlinks   

Unsure 2005* - 2005*

^ Comments : Sujata Airlinks was advertised as "Air Taxi Services for the Buddhist circuit" around 2005

^ Genealogy :  

Supreme Aviation (India)   

Active 2016* - date

^ Comments : Supreme Aviation (India) is a subsidiary of Supreme Aviation, Texas USA [added]

^ Genealogy :  

Surya Airlines   

Not started (2007)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Svanima Airways   

Inactive 1993* - 1995

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TajAir   

Active 2002 - date

^ Comments : TajAir was founded on 11Nov1993 as Megapode Airlines. Started operations on 09Aug2002 as TajAir

^ Genealogy : Megapode Airlines >TajAir

Tata Air Services  updated

Renamed 1938 - 1938

^ Comments : [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India

Tata Airlines  updated

Renamed 1938 - 1946

^ Comments : The Aviation Department of Tata Sons was formed in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946

^ Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India

Tata SIA Airlines   

Renamed (2014)

^ Comments : Vistara was renamed from Tata SIA Airlines prior to start-up. Started operations on 09Jan2015

^ Genealogy : Tata SIA Airlines >Vistara

Tata Sons  updated

Renamed 1932 - 1938

^ Comments : The Aviation Department of Tata Sons was formed in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946

^ Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India

Trans Bharat Aviation (TransBharat Aviation)   

Active 1991 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Trans India Aviation   

Not started (2008*)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Trans Sharjah Airways   

Inactive 1976* - 1977

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

TruJet   

Active 2015 - date

^ Comments : TruJet was renamed from Turbo Megha Airways & started operations on 12Jul2015

^ Genealogy : Turbo Megha Airways >TruJet

Turbo Megha Airways   

Renamed (2015)

^ Comments : Turbo Megha Airways will be renamed to TruJet on restart on 12Jul2015

^ Genealogy : Turbo Megha Airways >TruJet

UB Air  updated

Active 1990 - date

^ Comments : UB Air was incorporated on 17Feb1969 & started airline services on 01Jul1990. Small charter airline owned by the brewing giant UB Group

^ Genealogy :  

UP Air   

Renamed 1994 - 1998

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : UP Air >SGS Airlines

UP Air   

Renamed 2008* - 2008*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >King Airways

Vayudoot  updated

Renamed 1981 - 1997

^ Comments : Vayudoot was founded on 20Jan1981 & began operations on 26Jan1981. Ceased operations on 01Apr1997. It was founded to connect locations not served by Indian Airlines. Vayudoot's financial performance was not satisfactory which finally led to its dissolution and merger of its assets into Indian Airlines. Scheduled services [INDIAN AIRLINES (Corporation) was formed in 1953 on the nationalisation of 8 Indian airlines (DECCAN AIRWAYS, AIRWAYS-INDIA, BHARAT AIRWAYS, HIMALAYAN AVIATION, KALINGA AIR LINES, INDIAN NATIONAL AIRWAYS, AIR INDIA and AIR SERVICES of INDIA. Took over VAYUDOOT in 1998. Renamed to just INDIAN in 2005 & merged into AIR INDIA on 26Feb2011] [AIR INDIA was formed as the Aviation Department of Tata Sons in Jul1932 as the first commercial airline set up by Indians with local money and personnel. Opened the first airmail route in India, between Karachi & Madras on 15Oct1932. renamed to Tata Air Services in 1938 & shortly after to Tata Air Lines. It converted to a public Company and was renamed Air India Limited on 29Jul1946) Renamed to AIR-INDIA INTERNATIONAL in 1948 and AIR INDIA in 1962. In 2007, INDIAN AIRLINES, India's domestic airline merged in. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that is India's flag carrier]

^ Genealogy : Vayudoot +>Indian Airlines >Indian >>Air India

Ventura Airconnect  updated

Active 2011 - date

^ Comments : Ventura AirConnect was founded in 2010 as the first intrastate non-scheduled airline in India, providing air charter services within Madhya Pradesh. It conducted its inaugural flight on 07Sep2011, between Bhopal and Gwalior.

^ Genealogy :  

VIF Airways   

Inactive 1993 - 1997

^ Comments : VIF Airways was formed in 1993 & started operations in Apr1993 operating domestic scheduled services based in Hyderabad

^ Genealogy :  

Vijay Airlines   

Inactive 1981 - 1997

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Visa Airways   

Not started (2001*)

^ Comments : Visa Airways was established on 01Aug2001

^ Genealogy :  

Visaa Airways   

Not started (2005)

^ Comments : Visaa Airways was founded in 2001 & intended offer operations out of Mumbai using Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft on regional services

^ Genealogy :  

Vistara   

Active 2015 - date

^ Comments : Vistara was renamed from Tata SIA Airlines prior to start-up. Started operations on 09Jan2015

^ Genealogy : Tata SIA Airlines >Vistara

Volks Airlines   

Not started (2012)

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

Yuva JetLines Airways  added

Planned 2017 >

^ Comments : Yuva JetLines Airways was founded in 2016 intending to be a scheduled carrier based at Ranchi Birsa Munda (IXR)

^ Genealogy :  

Zav Airways  updated

Active 2008 - date

^ Comments : Zav Airways was formed in Mar2005. Domestic scheduled services out of Kolkata Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (CCU)

^ Genealogy :  

Zexus Air   

Not started (2014)

^ Comments : Zoom Air was registered as Zexus Air in Apr2013 but was renamed prior to start-up

^ Genealogy : Zexus Air >Zoom Air

Zoom Air   

Active 2017 - date

^ Comments : Zoom Air was registered as Zexus Air in Apr2013 but was renamed prior to start-up. The airline obtained its air operator's certificate in Feb2017 and began operations later in the month

^ Genealogy : Zexus Air >Zoom Air

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