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This page provides links to all currently operating international, regional, domestic, passenger and cargo airlines registered in India. Click on Airline Name for contact, fleet, route and accident data.

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Airlines in India
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Air Carnival Coimbatore (CJB)
Air Costa Hyderabad (HDD)
Air India Mumbai (BOM)
Air-India Express Mumbai (BOM)
Air India Regional Delhi (DEL)
Air One Aviation Delhi (DEL)
Air Pegasus Bengalaru (BLR)
AirAsia India Chennai (MAA)
Blue Dart Aviation Chennai (MAA)
First Flight Couriers Mumbai (BOM)
FlyEasy Bengalaru (BLR)
Go Air Mumbai (BOM)
IndiGo Airlines Delhi (DEL)
Jet Airways Mumbai (BOM)
JetKonnect Mumbai (BOM)
QuikJet Cargo Airlines Bengalaru (BLR)
SpiceJet Delhi (DEL)
TruJet Hyderabad (HDD)
Vistara Delhi (DEL)

Recently defunct airlines in
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Airline hull loss accidents in India
Airline Aircraft type Reg. Location Fatal
22-Dec-15 Border Security Force Beech B200 Super King Air VT-BSA near Delhi-Indira... 10 crashed
01-Dec-15 Premier Jet Services Gulfstream G200 VT-EHT Chennai Airp... 0 destroyed
01-Dec-15 Sun TV Network Bombardier Global 6000 VT-SNG Chennai Airp... 0 destroyed
05-Jan-14 Air India Airbus A320-231 VT-ESH Jaipur Inter... 0 crashed
22-May-10 Air India Express Boeing 737-8HG (WL) VT-AXV Mangalore-Ba... 158 crashed
10-Nov-09 Kingfisher Airlines ATR-72-500 VT-KAC Mumbai-Chhat... 0 crashed
04-Sep-09 Air India Boeing 747-437 VT-ESM Mumbai-Chhat... 0 crashed
19-Mar-08 Ran Air Raytheon 390 Premier I VT-RAL Udaipur-Dabo... 0 crashed
01-Jul-07 Jet Airways ATR-72-500 VT-JCE Indore Airpo... 0 crashed
15-Jun-07 First Flight Couriers British Aerospace ATP-F VT-FFB Chennai Airp... 0 crashed
04-May-06 Transmile Air Service Boeing 727-2F2F 9M-TGA Bangalore-Hi... 0 crashed
11-Mar-06 Air Deccan ATR-72-500 VT-DKC Bangalore-Hi... 0 crashed
09-Oct-05 Sahara Airlines Boeing 737-4Q8 VT-SID Mumbai-Chhat... 0 crashed
09-Jun-02 Indian Airlines HAL/Dornier 228-201 VT-EJN Jaipur-Sanga... 0 crashed
08-Mar-02 Indian Airlines Airbus A300B2-101 VT-EFW Delhi-Indira... 0 crashed
29-Jul-00 Aerial Services Pvt. Ltd Beech B200C Super King Air VT-EIE near Kulu-Bhuntar... 5 crashed
17-Jul-00 Alliance Air Boeing 737-2A8 Advanced VT-EGD near Patna Airpor... 55+ 5 crashed
05-Mar-99 Air France Boeing 747-2B3F (SCD) F-GPAN Chennai Airp... 0 crashed
30-Jul-98 Alliance Air HAL/Dornier 228-201 VT-EJW Cochin Airpo... 6+ 3 crashed
03-Jul-97 Elbee Airlines Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 VT-SSA near Madh Island 2 crashed
12-Nov-96 Kazakhstan Airlines Ilyushin 76TD UN-76435 near Charkhi Dadri 37 crashed
12-Nov-96 Saudi Arabian Boeing 747-168B HZ-AIH near Charki Dadri 312 crashed
11-Jul-96 Archana Airways Let L-410UVP-E9D VT-ETC near Kanda 9 crashed
18-May-96 Archana Airways Let L-410UVP-E9D VT-ETB Kanpur Airpo... 0 crashed
02-Dec-95 Indian Airlines Boeing 737-2A8 VT-ECS Delhi-Indira... 0 crashed
01-Jul-95 East West Airlines Fokker F-27 Friendship 500RF VT-EWE Baroda (Vado... 0 crashed
08-Mar-94 Sahara Airlines Boeing 737-2R4C VT-SIA Delhi-Indira... 4+ 5 crashed
08-Mar-94 Aeroflot Ilyushin 86 RA-86119 Delhi-Indira... 4+ 5 destroyed
15-Nov-93 Indian Airlines Airbus A300B2-101 VT-EDV near Tirupati Air... 0 crashed
06-Sep-93 Andaman and Nicobar Adm. Cessna 208 Caravan I VT-AAN near Port Blair 1 crashed
26-Apr-93 Indian Airlines Boeing 737-2A8 VT-ECQ near Aurangabad A... 55 crashed
09-Jan-93 Indian Airlines, lsf Uzbekistan Airways Tupolev 154B-2 85533 Delhi-Indira... 0 crashed
27-Aug-92 Border Security Force Beech B200C Super King Air VT-EOA Delhi-Indira... 1 crashed
13-Sep-91 United Breweries HAL/Dornier 228-101 VT-EPV Chennai (Mad... 0 crashed
16-Aug-91 Indian Airlines Boeing 737-2A8 Advanced VT-EFL near Imphal Munic... 69 crashed
07-May-90 Air-India Boeing 747-237B VT-EBO Delhi-Indira... 0 crashed
14-Feb-90 Indian Airlines Airbus A320-231 VT-EPN near Bangalore-Hi... 92 crashed
23-Sep-89 Vayudoot Dornier 228-201 VT-EJF near Indapur 11 crashed
19-Oct-88 Indian Airlines Boeing 737-2A8 VT-EAH near Ahmedabad Ai... 133 crashed
19-Oct-88 Vayudoot Fokker F-27 Friendship 100 VT-DMC near Guwahati-Bor... 34 crashed
04-Oct-88 Aviation Research Centre Antonov 32   near Bhaisau 10 crashed
23-Sep-88 Vayudoot Fokker F-27 Friendship 100 VT-DMB Calcutta Air... 0 crashed
22-Sep-88 Vayudoot HAL/Dornier 228-201 VT-EJT Aurangabad-C... 0 crashed
19-Jun-88 Indian Airlines Boeing 737-2A8 VT-EAI Delhi-Indira... 0 crashed
13-Apr-87 Air Works India, op.for ONGC Douglas DC-3C VT-DFM Jaisalmer Ai... 0 crashed
29-Sep-86 Indian Airlines Airbus A300B2-1C VT-ELV Chennai (Mad... 0 crashed
05-Mar-84 Indian Airlines HAL-748 VT-DUO Hyderabad-Be... 0 crashed
22-Jun-82 Air-India Boeing 707-437 VT-DJJ Bombay-Santa... 17 crashed
19-Aug-81 Indian Airlines HAL-748 VT-DXF Mangalore-Ba... 0 crashed
16-Jun-81 Indian Airlines HAL-748 VT-DXI near Tirupati Air... 0 crashed
28-Aug-80 Huns Air Vickers 768D Viscount VT-DJC Vijayawada A... 0 crashed
04-Aug-79 Indian Airlines HAL-748 VT-DXJ near Panvel 45 crashed
26-Apr-79 Indian Airlines Boeing 737-2A8 VT-ECR Madras Airpo... 0 destroyed
17-Dec-78 Indian Airlines Boeing 737-2A8 VT-EAL Hyderabad-Be... 1+ 3 crashed
01-Jan-78 Air-India Boeing 747-237B VT-EBD near Bombay-Santa... 213 crashed
12-Oct-76 Indian Airlines SE-210 Caravelle VI-N VT-DWN Bombay-Santa... 95 crashed
24-Jul-76 Indian Airlines Fokker F-27 Friendship 100 VT-DMD Bhubaneswar ... 0 crashed
17-Jun-75 Indian Airlines SE-210 Caravelle VI-N VT-DVJ Bombay-Santa... 0 crashed
12-Jun-75 Air France Boeing 747-128 N28888 Bombay-Santa... 0 crashed
20-Dec-73 Lufthansa Boeing 707-330B D-ABOT near Delhi-Palam ... 0 crashed
03-Jul-73 Indian Airlines SE-210 Caravelle VI-N VT-DPO Bombay-Santa... 0 crashed
31-May-73 Indian Airlines Boeing 737-2A8 VT-EAM near Delhi-Indira... 48 crashed
15-Mar-73 Indian Airlines HAL-748 VT-EAU near Hyderabad-Be... 3+ 1 crashed
24-Sep-72 JAL Douglas DC-8-53 JA8013 Bombay-Juhu ... 0 crashed
12-Aug-72 Indian Airlines Fokker F-27 Friendship 100 VT-DME near Delhi-Palam ... 18 crashed
14-Jun-72 JAL Douglas DC-8-53 JA8012 near Delhi-Palam ... 82+ 4 crashed
09-Dec-71 Indian Airlines HAL-748 VT-DXG near Cumbum 21 crashed
09-Aug-71 Indian Airlines Vickers 768D Viscount VT-DIX Jaipur-Sanga... 0 crashed
29-Jul-71 Aeroflot / International Antonov 12B CCCP-12993 Calcutta-Dum... 0 crashed
26-Mar-71 Jamair Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-ATT near Hashimara 15 crashed
23-Jan-71 Air-India Boeing 707-437 VT-DJI Bombay-Santa... 0 crashed
07-Jan-71 Khemka Aviation Antonov 2M VT-DZB near Patna 0 crashed
05-Dec-70 Jamair Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CZC near Delhi-Safdar... 5 crashed
29-Aug-70 Indian Airlines Fokker F-27 Friendship 400 VT-DWT near Silchar-Kumb... 39 crashed
07-Jun-70 Indian Airlines Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 VT-DVG Agartala-Sin... 0 crashed
25-Jan-70 Royal Nepal Airlines Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 9N-AAR near Delhi-Palam ... 1 crashed
18-Feb-69 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CJH Jaipur-Sanga... 0 crashed
17-Jan-69 Hindu Publications Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-DTH Kozhikode-Ca... 2 crashed
12-Jun-68 Pan Am Boeing 707-321C N798PA near Calcutta-Dum... 6 crashed
28-May-68 Garuda Convair CV-990 PK-GJA near Mumbai Airpo... 29+ 1 crashed
04-Sep-66 Indian Airlines SE-210 Caravelle VI-N VT-DSB Mumbai (Bombay) 4 crashed
25-Apr-66 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-DDR Nagpur Airpo... 0 crashed
15-Feb-66 Indian Airlines SE-210 Caravelle VI-N VT-DPP Delhi-Palam ... 2 crashed
07-Feb-66 Schreiner Airways, op.for Indian Airlines Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 PH-SAB Banihall Pass 37 crashed
17-Oct-65 Kalinga Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-AUQ near Mohanbari 8 crashed
07-Sep-65 Indian Airlines Douglas DC-3   Srinagar Air... 0 destroyed
07-Apr-64 Kalinga Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CMD Along Airpor... 0 crashed
02-Apr-64 Kalinga Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-COU Calcutta-Dum... 0 crashed
11-Sep-63 Indian Airlines Vickers 768D Viscount VT-DIO near Agra 18 crashed
27-Jul-63 UAA de Havilland DH-106 Comet 4C SU-ALD near Bombay Airpo... 63 crashed
03-Jun-63 Indian Airlines Douglas DC-3 Hiper VT-AUL Sarna 29 crashed
16-Mar-63 CSA Tupolev 104A OK-LDB Mumbai-Santa...   destroyed
21-Sep-62 Kalinga Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-DGX Sela Pass 8 crashed
16-Jul-62 Kalinga Airlines Douglas C-47 (DC-3) VT-DFZ near Loheshyphu D... 9 crashed
07-Jul-62 Alitalia Douglas DC-8-43 I-DIWD near Junnar 94 crashed
07-May-62 Indian Airlines Douglas C-54A (DC-4) VT-DIC near Haveri 0 crashed
03-May-62 Indian Airlines Douglas C-54A (DC-4) VT-CZT Calcutta-Dum... 0 destroyed
07-Dec-61 Jamair Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-AZV Amritsar 0 crashed
26-Aug-61 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-AXA Calcutta-Dum... 0 crashed
22-Mar-61 Seven Seas Airlines Douglas C-54A (DC-4) N5519V near Nagpur 0 crashed
10-Mar-60 Scottish Airlines Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 3 G-ANTP Jorhat-Rowri... 2 crashed
03-Jan-60 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CGG near Taksing 9 crashed
03-Aug-59 Kalinga Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-DGP Sagone 6 crashed
19-Jul-59 Air-India Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellatio VT-DIN Mumbai (Bombay) 0 crashed
29-Mar-59 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CGI near Silchar 24 crashed
12-Mar-59 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CYH near Tobu 5 crashed
08-Sep-58 Indian Airlines Douglas C-54A (DC-4) VT-DIA Madras Airpo... 0 crashed
25-Jun-58 Indian Airlines Douglas DC-3C VT-COJ near Damroh 5 crashed
25-May-58 Dan-Air Services Avro 685 York C.1 G-AMUV Gurgaon 4 crashed
15-May-58 PIA Convair CV-240-7 AP-AEH Delhi-Palam ... 21+ 2 crashed
20-Sep-57 Western Hemisphere Import Export Co. Curtiss C-46A PP-LEI near Panagarh 0 crashed
01-Sep-57 Airwork Handley Page HP.81 Hermes IVA G-AKFP Calcutta-Dum... 0 crashed
01-Sep-57 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-AUA Calcutta-Dum... 4 crashed
20-Aug-57 Indamer Douglas C-53 (DC-3) VT-ARH near Assam 8 crashed
19-Jun-57 Western Hemisphere Import Export Co. Curtiss C-46A N8013E Panagarh Air... 0 destroyed
19-Jun-57 Western Hemisphere Import Export Co. Curtiss C-46A 42-96685 Panagarh 0 destroyed
05-May-57 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-AUV Santoshpur v... 1 crashed
13-Mar-57 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CFB Kingsway Camp 2+ 3 crashed
19-Oct-56 Indian Airlines Douglas DC-3 VT-DGK Agartala 3 crashed
18-May-56 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CCD Ahmedabad Ai... 0 crashed
31-Mar-56 National Air Operators Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-DCM Indapur 3 crashed
21-Mar-56 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CGN Tezpur-Salon... 2 crashed
29-Mar-55 Airways (India) Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CUZ Khowai Airpo... 0 crashed
02-Feb-55 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CVB Nagpur 10 crashed
21-Jan-55 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-COZ Guwahati 3 crashed
15-May-54 Jamair Douglas C-47B (DC-3) VT-DGO Saugaon 0 crashed
30-Apr-54 Darbhanga Aviation Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-DEM near Calcutta-Dum... 5 crashed
25-Feb-54 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-ATU near Delhi-Safdar... 3 crashed
12-Dec-53 Indian Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CHF near Nagpur-Soneg... 13 crashed
25-Jul-53 BOAC de Havilland DH-106 Comet 1 G-ALYR Calcutta-Dum... 0 crashed
09-May-53 Air Services of India Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-AXD Bombay-Juhu ... 0 crashed
09-May-53 Air-India Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-AUD near Delhi 18 crashed
02-May-53 BOAC de Havilland DH-106 Comet 1 G-ALYV near Calcutta-Dum... 43 crashed
14-Apr-53 Airways (India) Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-AUJ near Guwahati 3 crashed
14-Mar-53 Orient Airways Convair CV-240-7 AP-AEG near Kalahasahar 16 crashed
12-Nov-52 Bharat Airways Douglas C-47 (DC-3) VT-CLE Agartala 0 crashed
22-Oct-52 Orient Airways Douglas C-47A (DC-3) AP-AAZ Jamshedpur 1 crashed
30-Apr-52 Deccan Airways Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-AUN Delhi-Safdar... 9 crashed
10-Apr-52 Kalinga Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-DFN Agartala 4 crashed
19-Feb-52 Deccan Airways Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-AXE Nagpur-Soneg... 3 crashed
08-Feb-52 Indian National Airways Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-COK near Bagdogra 0 crashed
31-Dec-51 Kalinga Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-COA Calcutta-Dum... 3 crashed
21-Nov-51 Deccan Airways Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-AUO Calcutta-Dum... 16 crashed
14-Nov-51 Airways (India) Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CKU Guwahati-Bor... 0 crashed
15-Sep-51 Air-India Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CCA Bangalore-Hi... 1 crashed
12-Jul-51 Indamer Douglas C-47B (DC-3) VT-CHT near Tezpur 3 crashed
13-Dec-50 Air-India Douglas C-47B (DC-3) VT-CFK Katagiri 21 crashed
26-Sep-50 Air-India Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-DAT Barrackpore ...   crashed
17-Jul-50 Indian National Airways Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-ATS near Pathankot 22 crashed
17-May-50 Airways (India) Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CHB Balurghat Ai...   unknown
18-Apr-50 Bharat Airways Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CGM Calcutta-Dum...   unknown
05-Apr-50 Deccan Airways Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CJD near Calcutta-Dum... 3 crashed
25-Jan-50 Air Services of India Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CPQ Shella Airport 0 crashed
21-Dec-49 Air Ceylon Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VP-CAT Tiruchirappa... 0 crashed
12-Jul-49 KLM Lockheed L-749-79-33 Constellation PH-TDF near Bombay-Santa... 45 crashed
07-Apr-49 Air-India Vickers 632 Viking 1B VT-CIZ Marve Beach 0 crashed
16-Jan-49 Dalmia Jain Airways Douglas C-47B (DC-3) VT-CDZ near Banihal Pass 13 crashed
21-Nov-48 Indian Overseas Airlines Douglas C-47 (DC-3) VT-AZZ Bombay-Santa...   unknown
08-Oct-48 Indian National Airways Vickers 604 Viking 1B VT-CEJ Delhi-Palam ... 0 crashed
06-Feb-48 Air-India Vickers 632 Viking 1B VT-CLY Bombay-Santa... 0 crashed
13-Nov-47 Air-India Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3) VT-ATI Jammu Airpor... 0 crashed
18-Sep-47 Tata Airlines Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-CFL Junagarh   crashed
10-Jan-47 Air-India Douglas C-47A (DC-3) VT-AUF     unknown
15-Feb-46 BOAC Short S.25 Sunderland 3 G-AGET Calcutta   destroyed
30-Nov-44 CNAC Douglas C-53 (DC-3) 56 Digboi Mountain 3 crashed
04-Nov-44 CNAC Douglas C-47A (DC-3) 80 near Dinjan 0 crashed
07-Oct-44 CNAC Douglas C-47B (DC-3) 101 near Sadiya 3 crashed
08-Jun-44 CNAC Douglas C-47A (DC-3) 85 near Dinjan Airport 6 crashed
15-May-44 CNAC Douglas C-47A (DC-3) 90 Patkai Range 3 crashed
17-Feb-44 CNAC Douglas C-53 (DC-3) 57 Dinjan Airport 0 crashed
27-Oct-43 CNAC Douglas C-47A (DC-3) 78 Dinjan Airport   crashed
07-Apr-43 CNAC Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3) 58 near Minzong 1 crashed
10-Oct-42 CNAC Douglas C-53 (DC-3) 52 Dinjan Airport   crashed
12-Jun-39 Imperial Airways Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I G-ADVE Calcutta 0 crashed
07-Mar-38 Air France Potez 62 F-ANQR Datia, Madhy... 7 crashed
29-Sep-36 Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta G-ABTK Delhi 0 destroyed
02-Mar-21 HP Indo-Burmese Transport Handley Page O/7 G-IAAC Meerut 0 destroyed

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