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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
Latest updates
25May15addedTruJet: renamed from Turbo Megha Airways on start-up
13AprilupdateAir Pegasus: status changed to 'Active' as airline started operations yesterday
27Jan15updateAir Carnival - Status changed from 'Began' back to 'Planned' as airline aims to launch in April 2015
AirlineOperating DatesStatusTreeComments

 ABC Airways

(2014)Began?  

 ACE (Aryan Cargo Express)

2010 - 2010Inactive formed in 2005

 Air Asiatic

1990 - 1991Inactive  

 Air Cargo Express

(2007)Began?  

 Air Carnival

2015 >Planned  

 Air Coromandel

**** - ****Status?  

 Air Costa ( LEPL Projects Limited)

2013 - dateActive  

 Air Deccan (Deccan Aviation)

2003 - 2007Renamed>Kingfisher Red 

 Air Dravida

(2009*)Began?  

 Air India

1948* - 1953Renamed>Air India 

 Air India

1962 - dateActiveAir India 

 Air India Cargo

1981* - 1996Inactive  

 Air India Cargo

2005 - 2012Inactive  

 Air India Charters

1971^ - dateActive  

 Air India Express

2005 - dateActive 29Apr2005: first flight of Air India’s budget airline

 Air India Regional

2007 - dateActiveAir India Regional 

 Air Indian

(2007)Began?  

 Air Kerala

2015 >Planned start date changed to 2015

 Air Mantra

2012 - 2013Inactive 31Mar2013: all operations were suspended

 Air Odisha

2012 - dateActive  

 Air One Aviation

2012* - dateActive  

 Air One Feeder Airline

(2009*)Began?  

 Air Pegasus

2015 >Planned 12Apr2015- started operations

 Air Peninsula

(1991*)Unconfirmed  

 Air Sahara

2000 - 2007Renamed>JetKonnect 

 Air Services of India

1937 - 1941Renamed>Air India 

 AirAsia India

2014 - dateActive  

 Airborne India

1951^ - 1979*Status?  

 Air-India International

1948 - 1962Renamed>Air India 

 Air-Lift Co-op Services

**** - ***Inactive  

 Airways-India (Airways India)

1945 - 1953Renamed>Air India 

 Airworks India

1973 - 1989*Inactive  

 Akash Ganga Airlines

2011 - dateActive  

 Alliance Air

1996 - 2007Renamed>Air India Regional 

 Ambica Air Lines

1947 - 1949Inactive  

 America Airlines

1947 - 1949Inactive  

 Archana Airways

1993 - 1999Inactive 29Apr 991: airline founded

 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 - 1953Renamed>Air India 

 Bharatair (Bharat Commerce and Industries)

1946 - 2000Inactive  

 Blue Dart Aviation

1996 - dateActive  

 Blue Dart Courier Services

1983 - 1990Renamed>Blue Dart Express 

 Blue Dart Express

1990* - 2006*Status?  

 Burma National Airways

1946* - 1948*Status?  

 Chhattisgarh Air Link

2102 - dateActive  

 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 - 2008Renamed>Kingfisher Red 

 Deccan 360

2009 - 2011Inactive  

 Deccan Airways

1946 - 1953Renamed>Air India 

 Deccan Shuttles

2012 - dateActive  

 Delhi Flying Club

1930 - dateActive  

 Dove Airlines

2013* - dateActive  

 East West Airlines

1992 - 1995Inactive 28Feb1992: East West Airlines started operations

 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)Unconfirmed  

 Flyeasy

2015 >Planned 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*Inactive 02Feb1994: established / start operation 25Jul1995

 Himalaya Air Transport & Survey Limited

1934 - 1935Renamed>Himalaya Airways 

 Himalaya Airways

1935 - 1936InactiveHimalaya Airways 

 Himalayan Aviation

1948 - 1953Renamed>Air India 

 Himalayan Bulls Airlines

2014* - dateActive charter 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>Air India 

 Indamer Airways

1950* - 1960*Renamed>Air india 

 India Flysafe Aviation

2012* - dateActive  

 India International Airline

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Indian Airlines

1953 - 2008*Renamed>Air India 

 Indian Overseas Airlines

1947 - 1950InactiveIndian Overseas Airlines 

 Indian Trans-Continental Airlines

1933 - 1934*Inactive  

 India's Holiday Airline

**** - ****Status?  

 IndiGo

2006 - dateActive  

 Indo-Canadian Airways

1995 - 1995Inactive  

 Indus Air

2006 - 2007Inactive 03Apr2007: ceases operations

 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 - dateActive formed 01 Apr 1992 and started operations 05May1993

 JetKonnect

2009 - 2014InactiveJetKonnectcarrier is phased out by Jet Airways on 30Nov 2014

 JetLite

2007 - 2012Renamed>JetKonnect 

 Jupiter Airways

1948 - 1949Inactive  

 Jupiter Airways

1953^ - 1953*Status?  

 Kairali Airlines

(2014)Began?  

 Kalinga Air Lines

1946^ - 1952*Renamed>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 - 2012Inactive 08May2005: Kingfisher is launched / 09May2005: starts operations

 Kingfisher Red

2008 - 2011InactiveKingfisher 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>Spicejet 

 Mistri Airways

1947* - 1947Renamed>Indian Overseas Airlines 

 Modiluft

1993 - 1996Renamed>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>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* - 2000InactiveSGS Airlines 

 Simplifly Deccan

2007 - 2008Renamed>Kingfisher Red 

 Sky King Aviation

(2009)Began?  

 Skyfisher Airways

2014 - dateActive  

 Skyjet Airways

(2014)Began?  

 Skyline (NEPC)

1996 - 2001*InactiveSkyline (NEPC) 

 SpanAir

1995 - dateActive  

 SpiceJet

2005 - dateActiveSpicejet24May2005: SpiceJet commences operations

 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 - 1961InactiveTAIP 

 Taj Air

2002 - dateActiveTaj Air 

 Tata Air Services

1938 - 1938Renamed>Air India 

 Tata Airlines

1938 - 1948Renamed>Air India 

 Tata SIA Airlines

2014 - 2014Renamed>Vistara 

 Tata Sons

1932 - 1938Renamed>Air India 

 Trans Bharat Aviation (TransBharat Aviation)

1991 - dateActive  

 Trans India Aviation

(2008*)Began?  

 Trans Sharjah Airways

1976* - 1977Inactive  

 TruJet

2015 >PlannedTurbo Megha Airways >TruJetrenamed from Turbo Megha Airways on start-up

 Turbo Megha Airways

(2015)RenamedTurbo Megha Airways >TruJetwill renamed to TruJet on start-up

 UB Air

1990 - dateActive  

 UP Air

1994 - 1998Renamed>SGS Airlines 

 UP Air

2008* - 2008*Renamed>King Airways 

 Vayudoot

1981 - 1998Renamed+>Air India 

 Ventura Airconnect

2011 - dateActive  

 VIF Airways

1993 - 1997Inactive  

 Vijay Airlines

**** - ****Inactive  

 Visa Airways

(2005*)Began?  

 Visaa Airways

(2005)Began?  

 Vistara

2015 - dateActiveVistara09Jan2015: started operations

 Volks Airlines

(2012)Began?  

 Zav Airways

2008 - dateActive  

 Zexus Air

(2014)Began?  

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