Popular Airlines of India


In recent years the aviation industry has been phenomenal growth in India. This can be attributed to Indian’s booming economy, deregulation of the aviation industry and the government’s initiative to enhance regional connectivity. These factors have led to an increase in the number of domestic airlines in India. Passengers now have a choice to choose between full-service airlines, low-cost carriers, and many regional airlines.

We listed some airlines here, with a brief of what you can expect from each of the carriers.

  1. Jet Airways

Jet Airways is among the most popular and reliable airlines in the country. It is a publically owned, full service airline. It has been in the business since 1993. The airline was listed on the National and Bombay stock exchange in 2005. With a market share of over 18% it is the second largest in India after IndiGo. The airline boasts of a fleet consisting of 177 Boeing Aircraft. A total of 68 destinations are served by the airline, this include 20 international airports across 17 countries. The airline is based in Mumbai and has its hubs in Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Chennai. Jet Airways has won a number of awards for quality service. Tin particular it is known for outstanding in-flight service, food, punctuality, and baggage handling. The staff is well known for its efficient and courteous, service. They are known to go out of their way to ensure that you’re comfortable, and well looked after. However, in recent times, they have been some complaints about increased flight delays.

  1. Air India

The airline is the oldest in the country. It was founded in 1932 by J R D Tata, who is considered as the father of Indian aviation. The airline was called Tata Airlines, before becoming Air India in 1946. It is a government-owned, full-service airline with the domestic carrier Indian Airlines merged with Air India in 2007. With a fleet of 109 Boeing and Airbus aircrafts, it flies to 84 destinations including 36 international destinations. The airline is based in Delhi and has a hub in Mumbai.  In recent years the airline has seen a drop in its market share. However, it still holds about 13% of the civil aviation market. In June 2017, the government announced its plans to privatize the airline to save it from bankruptcy.

The airline is infamous for its punctuality and air safety. However, on a positive note, it has well-planned routes and flight schedules. It is also very reliable when it comes to baggage handling and comfort of seats with plenty of legroom. Also, you can be assured of some good in-flight meals on Air India. The airline’s passenger load factor of about 77% is among the lowest in India.

This article gave a brief of two of the most common airlines in the country. Among others include Vistara, IndiGo, SpiceJet, etc. All these flights connect all the metros in the country. In addition to the factors mentioned above, you will have to check Delhi to Bangalore Flights Schedule when you are flying between these two cities.