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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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      PlannedInactiveActive
Airline Operating Dates IATA : ICAO Tree Status Update Reason

 ABC Airways

2014 >     Planned  

 ACE (Aryan Cargo Express)

2010 - 2010     Inactive  

 Air Asiatic

Early 1990s     Inactive  

 Air Cargo Express

(2007)     Began?  

 Air Coromandel

**** - ****     Status?  

 Air Costa

2013 - date     Active  

 Air Deccan (Deccan Aviation)

2003 - 2007 DN : DKN >Kingfisher Red Renamed  

 Air Dravida

(2009*)     Began?  

 Air India

1948* - 1953   >Air India Renamed  

 Air India

1962 - date AI : AIC Air India Active  

 Air India Cargo

1981* - 1996     Inactive  

 Air India Cargo

2005 - 2012     Inactive  

 Air India Charters

1971* - 2006*     Status?  

 Air India Express

2005 - date IX : AXB   Active  

 Air India Regional

2007 - date CD : LLR Air India Regional Active  

 Air Indian

(2007)     Began?  

 Air Kerala

(2007)     Began?  

 Air Kerala

2014 >     Planned  

 Air Mantra

2012 - date     Active  

 Air Odisha

2012 - date     Active  

 Air One Feeder Airline

(2009*)     Began?  

 Air Pegasus

2014 >     Planned  

 Air Peninsula

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Air Sahara

2000 - 2007 S2 : SHD >JetKonnect Renamed  

 Air Services of India

1936 - 1953   >Air India Renamed  

 AirAsia India

2014 >     Planned  

 Airborne India

1951^ - 1979*     Status?  

 Air-India International

1948 - 1962   >Air India Renamed  

 Air-Lift Co-op Services

**** - ***     Inactive  

 Airways-India (Airways India)

1945 - 1953   >Air India Renamed  

 Airworks India

1973 - 1989*     Status?  

 Akash Ganga Airlines

2011 - date     Active  

 Alliance Air

1996 - 2007 CD : LLR >Air India Regional Renamed  

 Ambica Air Lines

1948* - 1948*     Status?  

 America Airlines

1947 - 1949     Inactive  

 Archana Airways

1993 - 1999 -- : ACY   Inactive  

 Arkay Air Transport

1974* - 1974*     Status?  

 Aryan Cargo Express

2010 - 2010 YE : ACQ   Inactive  

 Asia Pacific Airways

(1997)     Began?  

 Assam Airways

1950s   >Air India Renamed  

 Aviators (India)

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Avicore Aviation

(2007)     Began?  

 Baron Air

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Bengal Air Services

2002* - 2006*     Status?  

 Bharat Airways

1948* - 1953   >Air India Renamed  

 Bharatair (Bharat Commerce and Industries)

1946 - 2000     Inactive  

 Blue Dart Aviation

1996 - date BZ : BDA   Active  

 Blue Dart Courier Services

1983 - 1990   >Blue Dart Express Renamed  

 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

Early 1990s     Inactive  

 Club One Air

2005 - date     Active  

 Comecon Aviation

1993* - 1998     Inactive  

 Continental Airways

1995* - 1995*     Status?  

 Continental Aviation

1993* - 1996*     Inactive  

 Crescent Air Cargo

2005 - 2006     Inactive  

 Crown Express

(2000)     Began?  

 Dalmia Jain Airways

1948* - 1948*     Status?  

 Damania Airways

1993* - 1995   >Skyline (NEPC) Renamed  

 Darbhanga Aviation

1950 - 1962     Renamed  

 Deccan

2008 - 2008 DN : DKN >Kingfisher Red Renamed  

 Deccan 360

2009 - 2011 -- : DEC   Inactive  

 Deccan Airways

1946 - 1953   >Air India Renamed  

 Deccan Shuttles

2012 - date     Active  

 East West Airlines

1992 - 1995     Inactive  

 EasyAir

(2007)     Began?  

 Elbee Airlines

1995^ - 2001*     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 - date G8 : GOW   Active  

 Goldensun Aviation

1977 - 1979*     Status?  

 Gujarat Airways

1995* - 2001*     Inactive  

 Himalayan Aviation

1948 - 1953   >Air India Renamed  

 Himalayans Air Transport & Survey Limited

1934 - 1935     Inactive  

 Hinduja Cargo Services (Lufthansa Cargo India)

1996* - 2000 LF : LCI   Inactive  

 Huns Air

1974 - 1979*     Status?  

 Indamer Airways

1950* - 1960*   >Air india Renamed  

 India International Airline

(****) -- : ILL   Unconfirmed  

 Indian Airlines

1953 - 2008* IC : IAC >Air India Renamed  

 Indian National Airways

1946* - 1953   >Air India Renamed  

 Indian Overseas Airlines

1947* - 1950     Inactive  

 Indian Transcontinental Airlines

1933 - 1934*     Inactive  

 India's Holiday Airline

**** - ****     Status?  

 IndiGo

2006 - date 6E : IGO   Active  

 Indo-Canadian Airways

1995 - 1995     Inactive  

 Indus Air

2006 - 2007 09 : ---   Inactive  

 Irwaddy Flotilla & Airways

1934 - 1939     Inactive  

 ISAS (Indian State Air Service)

1930 - 1931     Inactive  

 Jagson Airlines

1991 - date JA : JGN   Active  

 JamAir

1948* - 1971*   >Air India Renamed  

 Jet Airways

1993 - date 9W : JAI   Active  

 JetKonnect

2009 - date 9W : JAI JetKonnect Active  

 JetLite

2007 - 2012 S2 : SHD >JetKonnect Renamed  

 Jupiter Airways

1948 - 1949     Inactive  

 Jupiter Airways

1953^ - 1953*     Status?  

 Kairali Airlines

2014 >     Planned  

 Kalinga Air Lines

1946^ - 1952*   >Air India Renamed  

 Kalinga Air Lines

1958^ - 1965*     Status?  

 Kalinga Airways

1952* - 1953   >Air India Renamed  

 Keerthi Airways

(1997)     Began?  

 Khan Air

(****)     Began?  

 King Airways

2008* - 2010*   King Airways Status?  

 Kingfisher

2005 - 2012 IT : KFR   Inactive  

 Kingfisher Red

2008 - 2011 DN : DKN Kingfisher Red Inactive  

 Livewell Airlinks

1995* - 1995*     Status?  

 Madras Presidency Airways

1963* - 1964*     Status?  

 Magic Air

(2005)     Began?  

 Magic Airlines

(2006)     Began?  

 Maruti Airways

(1996)     Began?  

 Mathur Avia Air Transport System

1992* - 1993     Inactive  

 MDLR Airlines

2007 - 2009 9H : MDD   Inactive  

 Megapode Airlines

1993^ - 2002   >Taj Air Renamed  

 Mesco Airlines

1992^ - 2001*     Inactive  

 MG Express

1993* - 1993*   >Spicejet Renamed  

 Mistri Airways (Mistry Airways)

1947* - 1948*     Status?  

 Modiluft

1993* - 1996 HT : MOD >Spicejet Renamed  

 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 - 2010 I7 : PMW   Inactive  

 Patel Airways

(1996)     Began?  

 Phoenix Airlines

(****)     Unconfirmed  

 Pushpaka Aviation

1986* - 1989*     Inactive  

 QuikJet Cargo

2008 - 2010     Inactive  

 Rajair (Raj Air) (Raj Aviation)

1993 - 1997     Inactive  

 Religare Aviation

1998* - date     Active  

 Royal Airways

2002* - 2002*   >Spicejet Renamed  

 Royal Star Airlines (Airways)

1993* - 1996*     Inactive  

 Safari Airways

1978* - 1978*     Inactive  

 Safexpress

(2008)     Began?  

 Sahara Indian Airlines

1993 - 2000 S2 : SHD >JetKonnect Renamed  

 SGA Airlines

1998 - 2001*   SGA Airlines Status?  

 SGS Airlines

1998* - 2000     Inactive  

 Simplifly Deccan

2007 - 2008 DN : DKN >Kingfisher Red Renamed  

 Sky King Aviation

(2009)     Began?  

 Skyline (NEPC)

1998* - 2001*   Skyline (NEPC) Inactive  

 SpiceJet

2005 - date SG : SEJ Spicejet Active  

 Spirit Air

2011* - date     Active  

 Star Aviation

(2010*)     Began?  

 Surya Airlines

(2007)     Began?  

 Svanima Airways

1993* - 1995     Inactive  

 TAIP (Transportes Aereos da India Portuguesa)

1961 - 1961   TAIP Inactive  

 Taj Air

2002 - date   Taj Air Active  

 Tata & Sons

1932 - 1938   >Air India Renamed  

 Tata Airlines

1938 - 1948   >Air India Renamed  

 Tata SIA Airlines

2015 >     Planned  

 Trans Bharat Aviation (TransBharat Aviation)

1991 - date -- : TBA   Active  

 Trans India Aviation

(2008*)     Began?  

 Trans Sharjah Airways

1976* - 1977     Inactive  

 UB Air

1990 - 2006*     Status?  

 UP Air

1995* - 1998   >SGA Airlines Renamed  

 UP Air

2008* - 2008*   >King Airways Renamed  

 Vayudoot

1981 - 1998   +>Air India Renamed  

 Ventura Airconnect

2011 - date     Active  

 VIF Airways

1993 - 1997     Inactive  

 Vijay Airlines

**** - ****     Inactive  

 Visa Airways

(2005*) 9A : ---   Began?  

 Visaa Airways

(2005)     Began?  

 Volks Airlines

(2012)     Began?  

 Zav Airways

2008 - date     Active  

 Zexus Air

2014 >     Planned  

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