Top 10 Operational Airlines of India

There are a total of 22 airlines which are operational in India as of 2015, here is the list of top 10 major airlines of India. Pawan Hans is the helicopter service provider in India and Global Vectra Helicorp is the largest private helicopter company in India.

Kingfisher Airlines is closed in 2012 due to continuous losses, which was was owned by the Bengaluru based Vijay Mallya United Breweries Group.

List of Operational Airlines of India

Luwang Air is also a regional airline flies and connect the entire Northeast region of India, Guwahati, Imphal, Shillong, Dimapur, Aizwal and Agartala.

Air India


Air India is the largest international airline carrier of India, flies to a total of 89 destinations across the world. The flag carrier airline of India is also the third largest domestic airline in India.



IndiGo is the largest airline service in India and a low cost carrier that operates to 48 destinations. The airline became the largest Indian carrier and operates more than 1000 daily flights.

Jet Airways


Jet Airways was the second largest airline in India and covers the 68 destinations worldwide. Jet Airways acquire Air Sahara and also started air taxi and host one of the largest aircraft in India named as Boeing 777-300ER.

Note: On 17 April 2019 Jet Airways has suspended all flight operations.



SpiceJet operates 312 daily flights to international and domestic destinations, hubs at Delhi and Hyderabad. Boeing 737-700 and Boeing 737-800 are two popular aircraft used by SpiceJet. Most of the flight bookings in India are taken care by list of online flight booking websites such as MakeMyTrip, Yatra and



GoAir operates Airbus A320 aircraft from its hub based in Mumbai, The low cost carrier operates over 140 daily flights and became the fifth largest airline in India.



Vistara is the joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines under the brand name of Tata SIA Airlines Limited. The Indian domestic airline operates 22 destinations within India.

Air India Express

Air India Express is subsidiary of Air India headquartered in Kochi, operates international and domestic. Air India Express operates in 29 destinations including Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Alliance Air

Alliance Air is another subsidiary of Air India, operates regional routes in India at 46 destinations. ATR 42-300 and ATR 72-600 are the name of aircraft operate by Alliance Air.

AirAsia India


AirAsia India is the joint venture with AirAsia Berhad with stake of Tata Sons and 4th largest low cost carrier in India, operates over 100 daily flights.


TruJet is another low cost regional airline service provider in India, operating under the name of Turbo Megha Airways Pvt Ltd. Turbo Megha Airways commercial flight was started in 2015 from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.

Other operational airlines of India also includes Luwang Air, Thai Smile, Air Deccan and Fly Divine regional airline and Club One Air, Ghodawat Aviation, Deccan Charters, Air Odisha, Supreme Airlines are few charter service providers in India.

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