Top 10 Best Domestic Airlines in India

This is a list of airlines operating in India, offering both international and domestic daily flights connecting 20 plus destinations across India with regional, low cost and full service type airlines.

Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) – उड़े देश का आम नागरिक scheme of Government of India is launched with the objective of making air travel affordable for common citizen, to develop new airports, helipads, waterports and connect bigger cities with new regional flight routes.

Air India


Air India airline is the flag carrier airline of India, hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport and house fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Air India Express and Alliance Air are wholly owned subsidiary of Air India.



IndiGo is the largest airline in India by passenger and dominate the domestic flight market of India with 48.1% market share and also the seventh largest carrier in Asia, operates flights to 66 destinations including 51 domestic and 15 international.



SpiceJet low cost airline is the second largest airline in India, operates daily flights to 47 destinations across the country using fleet of Boeing 737 and Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft.

AirAsia India


AirAsia India is another joint venture of Tata Sons and AirAsia Berhad, headquartered in Bangalore and Tata Sons holding 51% stake in the airline. AirAsia is the 4th largest low cost carrier in India, operates daily flights in India connecting 21 destinations across the country using Airbus A320 family.

GoAir (Now Go First)


GoAir airline operates daily flights to 24 domestic destinations in India with fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, owned by Wadia Group. The low cost airline is the fifth largest airline in India and also rated as the best low coast domestic airline of India.



AirVistara is full service airline carrier from India, A joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons. The carrier with a fleet of Airbus A320 and Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, is the 6th largest domestic airline of India, now started international flight from Delhi to Singapore as well.

Air India Express

Air India Express is a subsidiary of Air India airline and offer service to Indian destinations as well as providing international flights. The low cost airline operates domestic flights from Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Chandigarh and Kolkata.

Akasa Air

Akasa Air is a new low-cost airline backed by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and plans to start flights in July of 2022. The new low-cost carrier in India will initially offer services from metro cities to tier-2 and tier-3 cities.

Alliance Air

Alliance Air is another subsidiary of Air India, an regional airline offer services to domestic routes and operates in destinations like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai and Visakhapatnam.



TruJet regional airline from Hyderabad is a popular low cost carrier in South India, providing connectivity to Tier-2 cities of India with ATR 72 aircraft. Photo Credit – Trujet

Star Air airline based in Bangalore offering daily flights to Tirupati, Ahmedabad, Belgaum and Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat, Also part of the UDAN scheme and use of Embraer 145LRs for its services.

Will Jet Airways Fly Again ?

Jet Airways India is temporarily suspended all flight operations from April 2019 due to increasing losses, It was used to serves 37 domestic destinations in India and may start operation soon like an domestic low cost airlines with 75 planes.

  • JetAirways (Suspended)
  • AirCosta (Suspended)
  • AirPegasus (Suspended)
  • AirCarnival (Suspended)
  • Zoom Air (Suspended)
  • Kingfisher Airlines (Suspended)

Kingfisher Airlines was used to had second biggest market of domestic air travel in India, first being IndiGo and still is the largest Indian carrier in domestic airline passenger market.

Deccan Charters (Helicopter)

Deccan Charters aviation company from Bengaluru also own regional brand of Air Deccan and also participated in the Government of India’s UDAN (उड़ान) scheme, offering services of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters plus do provides helitourism or helicopter tourism in India.

Quikjet Airlines (Cargo Airline)

Quikjet Airlines is based in Bangalore, A cargo airline with Boeing 737-400F aircraft and operates from the metro cities of India including Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

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