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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
Amendments  

26 Apr 2018

Madras Air Taxi began twice-weekly scheduled passenger and mail services between Calcutta and Madras on 10Feb1934. These flights and the carrier ceased on 31Mar1934 [updated]

23 Feb 2018

Pawan Hans [updated] is a State-run helicopter operator that was incorporated on 15Oct1985 as the Helicopter Corporation of India (HCI) [added]

18 Feb 2018

Ghodawat Aviation was founded in 2014 and started operations in May2016 [added]

ABC Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ABC Airways intended to launch with twice daily flights between Bangalore Int'l and Bhubaneswar using a fleet of three EMB-170s
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ACE (Aryan Cargo Express)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ACE (Aryan Cargo Express) was formed in 2005. International and domestic cargo carrier
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Asiatic   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Cargo Express   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Carnival  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2016 - 2017
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Carnival Charter Services >Air Carnival
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Carnival Charter Services   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2013* - 2016
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Carnival Charter Services >Air Carnival
Comments : Air Carnival was founded in 2013 as a charter airline known as Air Carnival Charter Services. renamed & commenced scheduled operations on 18Jul2016
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Coromandel   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Costa ( LEPL Projects Limited)  last update: 10Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2013 - 2017
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Costa was founded in 2012 & received its Air Operators Permit (AOP) from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in Sep2013. Its first flight was on 15Oct2013. It suspended all flight operations on 28Feb2017 citing financial issues with GECAS. It had its AOC suspended in Jun2017
Aircraft : Embraer 190 | Embraer 190-E2 | Embraer 195-E2

Air Deccan  added: 20Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : The Air Deccan unit of Deccan Charters re-launched in Dec2017 with an aim of augmenting the government’s UDAN Regional Connectivity scheme. Scheduled carrier based out of Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International (BOM)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Deccan (Deccan Aviation)  last update: 20Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2003 - 2007
Airline Code : DN : DKN
Genealogy : Air Deccan >Simplifly Deccan >Deccan >Kingfisher Red
Comments : [KINGFISHER RED was formed on 25Aug2003 as AIR DECCAN by Deccan Aviation as India's first low cost operator offering domestic services, initially in southern & western India. Rebranded in 2007 to SIMPLIFY DECCAN and then the Simplifly was dropped shortly after. The airline business of Kingfisher Airlines was merged into Deccan Aviation on 01Apr2008 and renamed to Kingfisher Red. Ceased operations on 28Sep2011]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Dravida   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Himalayas   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Himalayas was formed in 2009 offering air transportation services like Charter services, package tours, adventure tours, heli ski etc.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air India (i)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946 - 1948
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air India (ii)  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1962 - date
Airline Code : AI : AIC
Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air India Cargo (i)  last update: 17Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981* - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cargo arm of Air India that ceased operating
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air India Cargo (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air India Charters   

Status : Active

Dates :

1971* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air-India Charters was formed, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, on 09Sep1971
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air India Express  last update: 29Apr2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : IX : AXB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air India Express was founded in 2004 & the first flight of Air India Express (Air India’s budget airline) on 29Apr2005
Aircraft : B.737-800

Air India Regional  last update: 24Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Airline Code : CD : LLR
Genealogy : Alliance Air (i) >Air India Regional >Alliance Air (ii)
Comments : Air India Regional was founded on 01Apr1996 & started operations on 21Jun1996 as Alliance Air (i). It was part of Indian Airlines. Renamed on 20Sep2007 when Indian Airlines was merged with Air India. The airline was again renamed Alliance Air in Mar2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Indian   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Kerala   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Mantra   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Odisha  last update: 17Feb2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Odisha is a a no-frills carrier from Bhubaneswar that commenced operations on 02Nov2012. Air Odisha has received a scheduled air operator permit from India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), allowing it to launch scheduled operations planned to commence on 17Feb2018
Aircraft : Cessna 208 Caravan | Beechcraft 1900D

Air One Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air One Feeder Airline   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Pegasus  last update: 2017 x2

Status : Restarting

Dates :

2015 - 2016
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Pegasus started operations on 12Apr2015. Temporarily suspended flights with effect from 26Jul2016. Intended to resume scheduled passenger flights by 15Nov2016. Ceased operations on 26Jul2016 & AOC suspended on 22Nov2016. Air Pegasus intended to resume operations in mid-2017 - 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Peninsula   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Sahara  last update: 01May2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000 - 2007
Airline Code : S2 : SHD
Genealogy : Sahara Indian Airlines >Air Sahara >JetLite >>JetKonnect
Comments : Nil further at this time - [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]
Aircraft : A.310 | B.737-700 | B.737-800 | B.767-300ER | CRJ200

Air Services of India  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1937 - 1953
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AirAsia India   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airborne India   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1951* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Airborne India was founded in 1951
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airhimalayas   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Himalayan Bulls Airlines >Airhimalayas
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air-India International  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1948 - 1962
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India
Comments : No further information at this time [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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air-Lift Co-op Services  last update: 21Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ***
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Operated C.47A aircraft
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airways-India (Airways India)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1945 - 1953
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
Comments : Airways-India was registered in Calcutta in Sep1945. Operated non-scheduled services 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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airworks India   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1973 - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Akash Ganga Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Alliance Air (i)  last update: 24Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1996 - 2007
Airline Code : CD : LLR
Genealogy : Alliance Air (i) >Air India Regional >Alliance Air (ii)
Comments : Air India Regional was founded on 01Apr1996 & started operations on 21Jun1996 as Alliance Air (i). It was part of Indian Airlines. Renamed on 20Sep2007 when Indian Airlines was merged with Air India. The airline was again renamed Alliance Air in Mar2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Alliance Air (ii)  added: 24Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : 9I : LLR
Genealogy : Alliance Air (i) >Air India Regional >Alliance Air (ii)
Comments : Air India Regional was founded on 01Apr1996 & started operations on 21Jun1996 as Alliance Air (i). It was part of Indian Airlines. Renamed on 20Sep2007 when Indian Airlines was merged with Air India. The airline was again renamed Alliance Air in Mar2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Amaravathi Airlines  added: 28Oct2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Amaravathi Airline is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Vijayawada (VGA). Andhra Pradesh in India's southeast have launched the new airline & it is to be named after the capital city
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ambica Air Lines  last update: 10Mar2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947 - 1949
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ambica Air Lines was the aviation department of the Ambica Steam Navigation Company that was transformed into an air transport company on 27Jan1947. Service is started between Bombay and Morvi via Rajkot with 2 Douglas DC-3s on 10Mar1947. Thrice-weekly Bombay-Ahmedabad via Baroda flights began in June. Financially unsuccessful, the company ceased operations onand was liquidated on 07Feb1949
Aircraft : DC.3

America Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947 - 1949
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Archana Airways  last update: 29Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ACY
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : DHC Dash 8-200 | Let 410

Arkay Air Transport  last update: 16Mar2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1974* - 1974*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Arkay Air Transport operated scheduled passenger services linking Calcutta with Bhagalpur, Patna, Muzaffarpur and Raxaul
Aircraft : DC.3

Aryan Cargo Express  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010 - 2010
Airline Code : YE : ACQ
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Asia Pacific Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1997)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Assam Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1950s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Assam Airways >>Indian Airlines >Indian >>Air India
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aviators India  last update: 30Jan2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1996* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : is a business and private charter carrier based out of Bangalore Kempegowda International (BLR)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Avicore Aviation   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Baron Air   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bengal Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bhaarat Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bhaarat Airways operated between 1995 and 1999
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bharat Airways (i)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1947 - 1953
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bharat Airways (ii)  added: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bharat Airways was a Mumbai based carrier
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bharatair (Bharat Commerce and Industries)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Blue Dart Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Airline Code : BZ : BDA
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Blue Dart Courier Services   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1983 - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Blue Dart Courier Services >Blue Dart Express
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Blue Dart Express   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Blue Dart Courier Services >Blue Dart Express
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Burma National Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1946* - 1948*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Chhattisgarh Air Link   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Chhattisgarh Air Link started operations in Dec2012. It is a private non-scheduled airline based in Chhattisgarh
Aircraft : Nil at this time

City Air  last update: 27Dec2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2007 - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Launched by Dubai-based Clarion Shipping Services as a low-cost carrier. Initially utilising B.737-200 aircraft
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CityLink Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1992*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Club One Air  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Club One Air launched its operations from Delhi in Aug2005 & is based on the fractional ownership model. Based in Delhi, Mumbai and Visakhapatnam.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Comecon Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Continental Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1995* - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Continental Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cosmos Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 1997
Airline Code : K6: ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Crescent Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Crown Express   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2000)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Dalmia Jain Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1948* - 1948*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Damania Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Damania Airways >Skyline (NEPC)
Comments : Damania Airways was set up by Pervez Damania in 1992 & started operations on 10Mar1993 Renamed to Skyline on on 01Jan1996
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Darbhanga Aviation  last update: 18Feb2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1950 - 1962
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Darbhanga Aviation was a private airline started by Maharaja Kameshwar Singh of Darbhanga. It was started in 1950 and became defunct by 1962
Aircraft : DC.3

Deccan  last update: 20Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2008 - 2008
Airline Code : DN : DKN
Genealogy : Air Deccan >Simplifly Deccan >Deccan >Kingfisher Red
Comments : [KINGFISHER RED was formed on 25Aug2003 as AIR DECCAN by Deccan Aviation as India's first low cost operator offering domestic services, initially in southern & western India. Rebranded in 2007 to SIMPLIFY DECCAN and then the Simplifly was dropped shortly after. The airline business of Kingfisher Airlines was merged into Deccan Aviation on 01Apr2008 and renamed to Kingfisher Red. Ceased operations on 28Sep2011]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Deccan 360  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : DEC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Deccan 360 was set up by Capt. G.R. Gopinath, former owner of Air Deccan. It began operations in Nov2009 & ceased in May2011
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Deccan Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946 - 1953
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Deccan Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1997 - 2003£
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Deccan Aviation >Deccan Charters
Comments : Deccan Charters started operations on 03Dec1997 as Deccan Aviation
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Deccan Charters   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Deccan Aviation >Deccan Charters
Comments : Deccan Charters started operations on 03Dec1997 as Deccan Aviation
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Deccan Shuttles   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2012 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Delhi Flying Club   

Status : Active

Dates :

1930 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Delhi Flying Club was founded in 1928 & initiated the first air mail service of the country
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Dove Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

East West Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Eastern Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1926)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

EasyAir (i)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Easyair (ii)  added: 2017 + last update: 03Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Premier Airways >Easyair
Comments : Easyair is a planned scheduled carrier rebranded from Premier Airways (2014-2015). Based at Chennai Meenambakkam (MAA). It is intending to commence operations in Oct2017. Failed to start operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Elbee Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : LBE
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Empire Aviation  added: 22Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2017* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Empire Aviation is a business and private charter carrier based out of Bangalore HAL International (VOBG) & is part of the Dubai based Empire Aviation Group (founded 2007)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Emric Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

First Flight Couriers (Aviation)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fly Away Express*   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Away Express operated an HS 748 Series 2A in 2008 but unsure if operating airline
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fly Hornbill  added: 2017 + last update: 03Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly Hornbill intend to have its operational base in Guwahati and operate a fleet of Embraer 145 aircraft
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flyeasy  added: 2017 + last update: 03Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flyington Freighters   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Freedom Aviation   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Futura Travels  added: 27Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1990* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Futura Travels is a business and private charter carrier based out of Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International (BOM). It was incorporated in 1990
Aircraft : Nil at this time

GATI   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Gesco Air Logistics Service   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ghodawat Aviation  added: 18Feb2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ghodawat Aviation was founded in 2014 and started operations in May2016. It is an charter airline based in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. It operates charter services to religious places such as Shirdi. It also operates VIP and tourism charter flights based out of Mumbai Airport
Aircraft : Eurocopter EC135 | Eurocopter EC130

Goa Way Aviation (India's Holiday Airline)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

GoAir   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : G8 : GOW
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Goldensun Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Goldensun Aviation was formed in 1977 & commenced operation on 20Dec1977
Aircraft : Nil at this time

GSEC Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : GSEC Aviation started operation
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Gujarat Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Gujarat Airways was established on 02Feb1994 & started operations on 25Jul1995. Ceased operations in 2001
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Helicopter Corporation of India  added: 23Feb2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1985 - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Helicopter Corporation of India >Pawan Hans
Comments : No further information at this time [Pawan Hans is a State-run helicopter operator that was incorporated on 15Oct1985 as the Helicopter Corporation of India (HCI). It offers helicopter services for Off-Shore operations, Inter-island transportation, Connecting inaccessible areas, Heli-Pilgrimage Tourism, Customs and pipeline surveillance, Casualty and rescue work & Charter services etc.]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Himalaya Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1935 - 1936
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited >Himalaya Airways
Comments : Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited was renamed to Himalaya Airways in 1935
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1934 - 1935
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited >Himalaya Airways
Comments : Himalayan Air Transport & Survey Limited was renamed to Himalaya Airways in 1935
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Himalayan Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1948 - 1953
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Himalayan Bulls Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2014* - 2016
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Himalayan Bulls Airlines >Airhimalayas
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Hinduja Cargo Services (Lufthansa Cargo India)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 2000
Airline Code : LF : LCI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

INA (Indian National Airways)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1933 - 1953
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Indamer Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1950* - 1960*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Indamer Airways >>Air India
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

India Flysafe Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

India International Airline   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ILL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Indian  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2005 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Indian Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1953 - 2005
Airline Code : IC : IAC
Genealogy : Deccan Airways + Airways-India + Bharat Airways + Himalayan AV + Kalinga A L + Indian National Airways + Air Services + Air India =>Indian Airlines >Indian =>Air India
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Indian Overseas Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1947 - 1950
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Mistri Airways >Indian Overseas Airlines
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Indian TransContinental Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1933 - 1948
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Indian TransContinental Airlines was formed on 21Jun1933 & ceased operations in 1948
Aircraft : Nil at this time

IndiGo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : 6E : IGO
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Indo-Canadian Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Indus Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2007
Airline Code : 09 : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Indus Air was established in 2004 and started operations on 14Dec2006. Ceased operations on 03Apr2007
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Invision Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Irawaddy Flotilla & Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1934 - 1939
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

ISAS (Indian State Air Service)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1929 - 1931
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ISAS (Indian State Air Service) started operations on 20Dec1929. This venture was abandoned in 1931 due to heavy operating losses
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Jagson Airlines  last update: 15Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1991 - date
Airline Code : JA : JGN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jagson Airlines was founded in 1991 & operations started 15Nov1991. Began with charter operations and later started regular services from Delhi.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

JamAir  last update: 30Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946* - 1977
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : JamAir >>Indian Airlines >Indian >>Air India
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]
Aircraft : DC.3

Jet Airways  last update: 05May2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1993 - date
Airline Code : 9W : JAI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jet Airways was formed 01Apr1992 and started operations on 05May1993. Regional scheduled passenger service that was initially designated as an Air Taxi operator
Aircraft : A.330-200 | A.330-300 | A.340-300 | ATR 72-500 | B.737-200 | B.737-300 | B.737-400 | B.737-700 | B.737-800 | B.737-900 | B.777-300ER | B.787-8

JetKonnect  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2014
Airline Code : 9W : JAI
Genealogy : Sahara Indian Airlines >Air Sahara >JetLite >>JetKonnect
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

JetLite  last update: 01May2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2007 - 2012
Airline Code : S2 : SHD
Genealogy : Sahara Indian Airlines >Air Sahara >JetLite >>JetKonnect
Comments : Nil further at this time - [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]
Aircraft : B.737-800

Jetsmart   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jetsmart is a regional start-up planning to begin scheduled charter operations on 01Sep2016 out of Bangalore
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Jupiter Airways (i)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948 - 1949
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Jupiter Airways (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1953* - 1953*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jupiter Airways was founded by Dr. K.V.AL.Rm. Alagappa Chettiar in Madras in 1953
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kairali Airlines  added: 2017 + last update: 04Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kalinga Air Lines (i)  last update: 30Jan2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1947* - 1953
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >>Indian Airlines >Indian >>Air India
Comments : Kalinga Air Lines (i) was formed in 1947 but suspended operations when all Indian domestic services were nationalised. It was restarted in 1958 and since May1960 has specialised in supply dropping operations to isolated communities in the mountainous border areas - [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]
Aircraft : DC.3

Kalinga Air Lines (ii)  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1958* - 1965*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kalinga Air Lines was founded in 1958
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kalinga Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1952* - 1953
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >>Indian Airlines >Indian >>Air India
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Karnavati Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Keerthi Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1997)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Khan Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

King Airways  last update: 13Apr2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2008* - 2010*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : UP Air (ii) >King Airways
Comments : KING AIRWAYS was renamed from UP AIR
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kingfisher  last update: 08May2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2012
Airline Code : IT : KFR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kingfisher was launched on 08May2005 by the brewing giant UB Group. Started operations on 09May2005 & ceased on 30Sep2012. AOC revoked on 20Oct2012
Aircraft : A.320

Kingfisher Red  last update: 20Dec2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2011
Airline Code : DN : DKN
Genealogy : Air Deccan >Simplifly Deccan >Deccan >Kingfisher Red
Comments : KINGFISHER RED was formed on 25Aug2003 as AIR DECCAN by Deccan Aviation as India's first low cost operator offering domestic services, initially in southern & western India. Rebranded in 2007 to SIMPLIFY DECCAN and then the Simplifly was dropped shortly after. The airline business of Kingfisher Airlines was merged into Deccan Aviation on 01Apr2008 and renamed to Kingfisher Red. Ceased operations on 28Sep2011
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kingfisher Xpress   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2010* - 2013
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kingfisher Xpress was founded in 2010 as India's first and only same day delivery by air service
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ligare Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Religare Aviation >Ligare Aviation
Comments : Ligare Aviation was renamed from Religare Aviation. Private charter airline
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Livewell Airlinks   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1995* - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Luan Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Luwang Air  added: 21Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Luwang Air is a regional airline based at Imphal International Airport, Imphal (passenger and cargo services)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Madras Air Taxi  last update: 26Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1934 - 1934
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Madras Air Taxi was founded in Dec1933, this nonscheduled carrier begins experimental twice-weekly scheduled passenger and mail services between Calcutta and Madras via Puri, Vizagapatnam, and Bezwada, on 10Feb1934. These flights and the carrier cease on 31Mar1934
Aircraft : de Havilland DH 83 Fox Moth

Madras Presidency Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1963* - 1964*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Magic Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Magic Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Maharani Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Maruti Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1996)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Mathur Avia Air Transport System   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

MDLR Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2009
Airline Code : 9H : MDD
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Megapode Airlines  last update: 10Feb2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Megapode Airlines >TajAir
Comments : [TajAir was founded on 11Nov1993 as Megapode Airlines and started operations in Dec1993. Started operations on 09Aug2002 as TajAir]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Mehair   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Mesco Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

MG Express  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1984* - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet
Comments : Nil further at this time - [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 07Oct2010]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Mistri Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1947* - 1947
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Mistri Airways >Indian Overseas Airlines
Comments : Nil further at this time - [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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Modiluft  last update: 12Mar2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 1996
Airline Code : HT : MOD
Genealogy : MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet
Comments : No further information at this time - [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 07Oct2010]
Aircraft : B.737-200 | B.737-400

Mukti Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1994* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Nalanda Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1948* - 1948*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

NEPC Airlines (Natural Energy Processing Co Ltd)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994 - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : NEPC Airlines
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

North East Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

North Star Aviation (NorthStar Aviation)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2002)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Northeast Shuttles   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Oberoi Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Paramount Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2010
Airline Code : I7 : PMW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Patel Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1996)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Pawan Hans  last update: 23Feb2018

Status : Active

Dates :

**** - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Helicopter Corporation of India >Pawan Hans
Comments : Pawan Hans is a State-run helicopter operator that was incorporated on 15Oct1985 as the Helicopter Corporation of India (HCI). It offers helicopter services for Off-Shore operations, Inter-island transportation, Connecting inaccessible areas, Heli-Pilgrimage Tourism, Customs and pipeline surveillance, Casualty and rescue work & Charter services etc.
Aircraft : WG30-100 | Dauphin SA-365N 7 | Dauphin AS365N3 1 | Bell 206 L4 | Bell 407 | Mil Mi-172 | AS 350 B3

Phoenix Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994^ - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Pinnacle Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Premier Airways  last update: 2017 x2

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2014 - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Premier Airways >Easyair
Comments : Easyair is a planned scheduled carrier rebranded from Premier Airways (2014-2015). Based at Chennai Meenambakkam (MAA)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Pushpaka Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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..
Aircraft : Nil at this time

QuikJet Airlines  last update: 16Feb2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : QO : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : QuikJet Airlines was founded in 2007 & operations started on 02Feb2012. Ceased in 2015 but restarted on 16Feb2016. Domestic cargo carrier out of Bengaluru International
Aircraft : ATR 72-200(F) | B.737-400F

Rajair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Rajair started operations on 05Dec1993
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Religare Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2006* - 2014*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Religare Aviation >Ligare Aviation
Comments : Ligare Aviation was renamed from Religare Aviation (Charter services. One of the largest non scheduled operators in India with hubs in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Royal Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2002* - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet
Comments : Nil further at this time - [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 07Oct2010]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Royal Star Airlines (Airways)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Safari Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978* - 1978*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Safexpress   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Sahara Indian Airlines  last update: 01May2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 2000
Airline Code : S2 : SHD
Genealogy : Sahara Indian Airlines >Air Sahara >JetLite >>JetKonnect
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
Aircraft : B.737-200 | B.737-400

Scindia Line  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1941 - 1953
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Services of India >Scindia Line…..>Air India
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Seabird Seaplane  added: 28Oct2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Seabird Seaplane is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Kochi International (COK). It was incorporated on 02Nov2012. It will offer various tourist destinations within Kerala and Lakshadweep.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

SGS Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : UP Air >SGS Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Simplifly Deccan  last update: 20Dec2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2007 - 2008
Airline Code : DN : DKN
Genealogy : Air Deccan >Simplifly Deccan >Deccan >Kingfisher Red
Comments : [KINGFISHER RED was formed on 25Aug2003 as AIR DECCAN by Deccan Aviation as India's first low cost operator offering domestic services, initially in southern & western India. Rebranded in 2007 to SIMPLIFY DECCAN and then the Simplifly was dropped shortly after. The airline business of Kingfisher Airlines was merged into Deccan Aviation on 01Apr2008 and renamed to Kingfisher Red. Ceased operations on 28Sep2011]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Sky King Aviation   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Skyfisher Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Skyjet Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Skyline (NEPC)  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Damania Airways >Skyline (NEPC)
Comments : Damania 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

SpanAir   

Status : Active

Dates :

1995 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

SpiceJet  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : SG : SEJ
Genealogy : MG Express >Modiluft >Royal Airways >Spicejet
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 07Oct2010
Aircraft : Nil at this time

SpiritAir   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Star Air  added: 27Oct2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Star Air is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Belgaum (IXG) and was formed in 2017. The start-up company plans to commence scheduled passenger flights in 1Q2018
Aircraft : Embraer ERJ-145

Star Aviation   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Sujata Airlinks   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2005* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Sujata Airlinks was advertised as "Air Taxi Services for the Buddhist circuit" around 2005
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Supreme Aviation (India)  last update: 21Dec2016

Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Supreme Aviation (India) was founded in 1983 & commenced operations on 12 Sep2016. It is a subsidiary of Supreme Aviation, Texas USA. It is an charter airline based in Jaipur that operates chartered flights in the state of Gujarat and Rajasthan
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Surya Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Svanima Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

TajAir  last update: 10Feb2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2002 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Megapode Airlines >TajAir
Comments : TajAir was founded on 11Nov1993 as Megapode Airlines and started operations in Dec1993. Started operations on 09Aug2002 as TajAir
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Tata Air Services  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1938 - 1938
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Tata Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1938 - 1946
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Tata SIA Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Tata SIA Airlines >Vistara
Comments : Vistara was renamed from Tata SIA Airlines prior to start-up. Started operations on 09Jan2015
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Tata Sons  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1932 - 1938
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Tata Sons >Tata Air Services >Tata Airlines >Air India >Air-India International >Air India
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Trans Bharat Aviation (TransBharat Aviation)  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1991 - date
Airline Code : -- : TBA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Established by the Kilachand Group, manufacturers of synthetic rubber products in 1990. Charter services throughout India
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Trans India Aviation   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Trans Sharjah Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976* - 1977
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

TruJet  last update: 13Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : TRJ
Genealogy : Turbo Megha Airways >TruJet
Comments : TruJet was renamed from Turbo Megha Airways & started operations on 12Jul2015
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Turbo Megha Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Turbo Megha Airways >TruJet
Comments : Turbo Megha Airways will be renamed to TruJet on restart on 12Jul2015
Aircraft : Nil at this time

UB Air  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1990 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : UB Air was incorporated on 17Feb1969 & started airline services on 01Jul1990. Small charter airline owned by the brewing giant UB Group
Aircraft : Nil at this time

UP Air (i)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1994 - 1998
Airline Code : UZ : ---
Genealogy : UP Air >SGS Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

UP Air (ii)  last update: 13Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2008* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : UP Air (ii) >King Airways
Comments : KING AIRWAYS was renamed from UP AIR
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Vayudoot  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1981 - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Vayudoot +>Indian Airlines >Indian >>Air India
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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ventura Airconnect  last update: 22Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
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. The airline underwent a change in ownership and had to suspend operations in 2015. After winning a contract from the Government of Gujarat to start flights in the state, Ventura AirConnect resumed operations in June 2016 and made Surat Airport its operating hub
Aircraft : Nil at this time

VIF Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : VIF Airways was formed in 1993 & started operations in Apr1993 operating domestic scheduled services based in Hyderabad
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Vijay Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Visa Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2001*)
Airline Code : 9A : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree