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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
25May15 added TruJet: renamed from Turbo Megha Airways on start-up
13April update Air Pegasus: status changed to 'Active' as airline started operations yesterday
27Jan15 update Air Carnival - Status changed from 'Began' back to 'Planned' as airline aims to launch in April 2015
   

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 ABC Airways

(2014) Began?    

 ACE (Aryan Cargo Express)

2010 - 2010 Inactive ACE (Aryan Cargo Express) was formed in 2005  

 Air Asiatic

1990 - 1991 Inactive    

 Air Cargo Express

(2007) Began?    

 Air Carnival

2015 > Planned    

 Air Coromandel

**** - **** Status?    

 Air Costa ( LEPL Projects Limited)

2013 - date Active    

 Air Deccan (Deccan Aviation)

2003 - 2007 Renamed   >Kingfisher Red

 Air Dravida

(2009*) Began?    

 Air India

1948* - 1953 Renamed   >Air India

 Air India

1962 - date Active   Air India

 Air India Cargo

1981* - 1996 Inactive    

 Air India Cargo

2005 - 2012 Inactive    

 Air India Charters

1971^ - date Active    

 Air India Express

2005 - date Active first flight of Air India’s budget airline on 29Apr2005  

 Air India Regional

2007 - date Active   Air India Regional

 Air Indian

(2007) Began?    

 Air Kerala

2015 > Planned start date changed to 2015  

 Air Mantra

2012 - 2013 Inactive all operations were suspended on 31Mar2013  

 Air Odisha

2012 - date Active    

 Air One Aviation

2012* - date Active    

 Air One Feeder Airline

(2009*) Began?    

 Air Pegasus

2015 - date Active started operations on 12Apr2015  

 Air Peninsula

(1991*) Unconfirmed    

 Air Sahara

2000 - 2007 Renamed   >JetKonnect

 Air Services of India

1937 - 1941 Renamed   >Air India

 AirAsia India

2014 - date Active AirAsia India's inaugural flight took off on 12Jun2014  

 Airborne India

1951^ - 1979* Status?    

 Air-India International

1948 - 1962 Renamed   >Air India

 Air-Lift Co-op Services

**** - *** Inactive    

 Airways-India (Airways India)

1945 - 1953 Renamed   >Air India

 Airworks India

1973 - 1989* Inactive    

 Akash Ganga Airlines

2011 - date Active    

 Alliance Air

1996 - 2007 Renamed   >Air India Regional

 Ambica Air Lines

1947 - 1949 Inactive    

 America Airlines

1947 - 1949 Inactive    

 Archana Airways

1993 - 1999 Inactive airline founded on 29Apr1991  

 Arkay Air Transport

1974* - 1974* Status?    

 Aryan Cargo Express

2010 - 2010 Inactive    

 Asia Pacific Airways

(1997) Began?    

 Assam Airways

1950s Renamed   >Air India

 Aviators India

1996* - date Active    

 Avicore Aviation

(2007) Began?    

 Baron Air

(****) Unconfirmed    

 Bengal Air Services

2002* - 2006* Status?    

 Bharat Airways

1947 - 1953 Renamed began international operations on 28May1949 >Air India

 Bharatair (Bharat Commerce and Industries)

1946 - 2000 Inactive    

 Blue Dart Aviation

1996 - date Active Blue Dart Aviation started operations 17Jun1996  

 Blue Dart Courier Services

1983 - 1990 Renamed   >Blue Dart Express

 Blue Dart Express

1990* - 2006* Status?    

 Burma National Airways

1946* - 1948* Status?    

 Chhattisgarh Air Link

2012 - date Active Chhattisgarh Air Link started operations in Dec2012  

 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* - 1997 Inactive    

 Crescent Air Cargo

2005 - 2006 Inactive    

 Crown Express

(2000) Began?    

 Dalmania Airways

1993* - 1996 Renamed   >Skyline (NEPC)

 Dalmia Jain Airways

1948* - 1948* Status?    

 Darbhanga Aviation

1950 - 1962 Renamed    

 Deccan

2008 - 2008 Renamed   >Kingfisher Red

 Deccan 360

2009 - 2011 Inactive    

 Deccan Airways

1946 - 1953 Renamed   >Air India

 Deccan Shuttles

2012 - date Active    

 Delhi Flying Club

1930 - date Active    

 Dove Airlines

2013* - date Active    

 East West Airlines

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

 Eastern Airways

(1926) Began?    

 EasyAir

(2007) Began?    

 Elbee Airlines

1995 - 1998 Inactive    

 Emric Air

(2008) Began?    

 First Flight Couriers (Aviation)

2006 - 2008 Inactive    

 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 - date Active    

 Goldensun Aviation

1977 - 1979* Inactive    

 Gujarat Airways

1995 - 2001* Inactive established on 02Feb1994 & started operations on 25Jul1995  

 Himalaya Air Transport & Survey Limited

1934 - 1935 Renamed   >Himalaya Airways

 Himalaya Airways

1935 - 1936 Inactive   Himalaya Airways

 Himalayan Aviation

1948 - 1953 Renamed   >Air India

 Himalayan Bulls Airlines

2014* - date Active charter airline based at Kullu Bhuntar Airport  

 Hinduja Cargo Services (Lufthansa Cargo India)

1996* - 2000 Inactive    

 Huns Air

1974 - 1979* Inactive    

 INA (Indian National Airways)

1933^ - 1953 Renamed   >Air India

 Indamer Airways

1950* - 1960* Renamed   >Air india

 India Flysafe Aviation

2012* - date Active    

 India International Airline

(****) Unconfirmed    

 Indian Airlines

1953 - 2008* Renamed   >Air India

 Indian Overseas Airlines

1947 - 1950 Inactive   Indian Overseas Airlines

 Indian Trans-Continental Airlines

1933 - 1934* Inactive Indian Trans-Continental Airlines formed on 21June1933  

 India's Holiday Airline

**** - **** Status?    

 IndiGo

2006 - date Active    

 Indo-Canadian Airways

1995 - 1995 Inactive    

 Indus Air

2006 - 2007 Inactive ceased operations on 03Apr2007  

 Invision Air

2011 - date Active    

 Irrawady Flotilla and Airways

1934 - 1938 Inactive    

 Irwaddy Flotilla & Airways

1934 - 1939 Inactive    

 ISAS (Indian State Air Service)

1930 - 1931 Inactive    

 Jagson Airlines

1991 - date Active    

 JamAir

1948* - 1971* Renamed   >Air India

 Jet Airways

1993 - date Active formed 01 Apr 1992 and started operations 05May1993  

 JetKonnect

2009 - 2014 Inactive carrier is phased out by Jet Airways on 30Nov2014 JetKonnect

 JetLite

2007 - 2012 Renamed   >JetKonnect

 Jupiter Airways

1948 - 1949 Inactive    

 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* - 1953 Renamed   >Air India

 Karnavati Aviation

2012* - date Active    

 Keerthi Airways

(1997) Began?    

 Khan Air

(****) Began?    

 King Airways

2008* - 2010* Status?   King Airways

 Kingfisher

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

 Kingfisher Red

2008 - 2011 Inactive   Kingfisher Red

 Ligare Aviation

2010* - date Active    

 Livewell Airlinks

1995* - 1995* Status?    

 Luan Airways

(2014) Began?    

 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 - 2009 Inactive    

 Megapode Airlines

1993^ - 2002 Renamed   >Taj Air

 Mehair

2014 - date Active    

 Mesco Airlines

1993 - 2001 Inactive    

 MG Express

1993* - 1993* Renamed   >Spicejet

 Mistri Airways

1947* - 1947 Renamed   >Indian Overseas Airlines

 Modiluft

1993 - 1996 Renamed   >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 - date Active    

 Oberoi Aviation

**** - **** Status?    

 Paramount Airways

2005 - 2010 Inactive    

 Patel Airways

(1996) Began?    

 Pawan Hans

1985^ - date Active    

 Phoenix Airlines

1994^ - 2000* Inactive    

 Pinnacle Air

2010* - date Active    

 Premier Airways

2015 > Planned    

 Pushpaka Aviation

1986* - 1989* Inactive    

 QuikJet Cargo

2008 - date Active    

 Rajair

1993 - 1997 Inactive    

 Religare Aviation

1998* - date Active    

 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 - 2000 Renamed   >JetKonnect

 Scindia Line

1941 - 1953 Renamed   >Air India

 SGS Airlines

1998* - 2000 Inactive   SGS Airlines

 Simplifly Deccan

2007 - 2008 Renamed   >Kingfisher Red

 Sky King Aviation

(2009) Began?    

 Skyfisher Airways

2014 - date Active    

 Skyjet Airways

(2014) Began?    

 Skyline (NEPC)

1996 - 2001* Inactive   Skyline (NEPC)

 SpanAir

1995 - date Active    

 SpiceJet

2005 - date Active SpiceJet commenced operations on 24May2005 Spicejet

 SpiritAir

2011* - date Active    

 Star Aviation

(2010*) Began?    

 Sujata Airlinks

2005* - 2005* Status?    

 Surya Airlines

(2007) Began?    

 Svanima Airways

1993* - 1995 Inactive    

 TAIP (Transportes Aereos da India Portuguesa)

1961 - 1961 Inactive   TAIP

 Taj Air

2002 - date Active   Taj Air

 Tata Air Services

1938 - 1938 Renamed   >Air India

 Tata Airlines

1938 - 1948 Renamed   >Air India

 Tata SIA Airlines

2014 - 2014 Renamed   >Vistara

 Tata Sons

1932 - 1938 Renamed   >Air India

 Trans Bharat Aviation (TransBharat Aviation)

1991 - date Active    

 Trans India Aviation

(2008*) Began?    

 Trans Sharjah Airways

1976* - 1977 Inactive    

 TruJet

2015 > Planned renamed from Turbo Megha Airways on start-up Turbo Megha Airways >TruJet

 Turbo Megha Airways

(2015) Renamed will be renamed to TruJet on start-up Turbo Megha Airways >TruJet

 UB Air

1990 - date Active    

 UP Air

1994 - 1998 Renamed   >SGS Airlines

 UP Air

2008* - 2008* Renamed   >King Airways

 Vayudoot

1981 - 1998 Renamed   +>Air India

 Ventura Airconnect

2011 - date Active    

 VIF Airways

1993 - 1997 Inactive    

 Vijay Airlines

**** - **** Inactive    

 Visa Airways

(2005*) Began?    

 Visaa Airways

(2005) Began?    

 Vistara

2015 - date Active Vistara started operations on 09Jan2015 Vistara

 Volks Airlines

(2012) Began?    

 Zav Airways

2008 - date Active    

 Zexus Air

(2014) Began?    

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