India’s civil aviation industry has been and continues to be, on a high-growth trajectory, all thanks to the many improvements that are coming along day by day. this has given birth to a growth in the number of low-cost carriers, modern airports, FDI in domestic airlines, as well as advanced information technology.
At the moment, the civil aviation industry has become the third-best in the world, after China and the US. Its market size has grown to a size of about US$16 million.
Domestic airlines operating in India
Here, we list some of the domestic airlines in India, which offer value for money.
This is the fastest-growing airline in India at the moment. The company has about 86 aircraft and has about 5 million customers. The airline, which is privately owned, started operating in 2006 and has never looked back ever since. At the moment, Indigo has the largest market share (40%). The airline is the most preferred because its fares are low while the customer service, safety, as well as punctuality, is top-notch. You will be able to choose a seat, choose your meals, and check-in on its website.
This is a new carrier, having been in business for about 5 years now. This full-service airline, which is a joint venture between India’s Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, does not charge for food or water in the plane. This airline serves 10 destinations in the country.
This low-cost airline, which started operating in 2005, is privately owned. They have a fleet of about 19 aircraft and serve over 20 destinations in India. In fact, it is one of the few airlines which serve remote destinations such as Guwahati, Srinagar, and Jammu.
Air India is owned by the government and is based in Mumbai. The airline is quite big, with a fleet of about 108 aircraft. Also, you will find that they have well-planned flight schedules, as well as well-planned routes. This airline is one of the most reliable in India, coming in with seats that are very comfortable, and adequate legroom too.
This is a privately owned airline that is based in Delhi. Passengers in India prefer using this domestic airline because it offers cheap flights. The carrier began operating in 2005 and it’s business operations have continued to sour since then. SpiceJet Airlines has about 293 flights daily, serving a total of 40 destinations. Of these 40 destinations, 36 are domestic flights, while 6 are international. SpiceJet Airways does not provide passengers with complimentary meals on their flights. However, passengers will be able to buy in-flight meals on board. In addition, the airlines offer some premium services to passengers, which include pre-assigned seats, priority baggage handling, as well as priority check-in.
Jet Airways is the second-largest airline in India, after Indigo. Established in 1992, it has grown to become one of India’s most reliable carriers. The airlines a fleet of about 115 aircraft and their service has won them several awards in the aviation industry. It’s a favorite among many other domestic airlines due to its efficiency, top-notch service, safety, and punctuality.