Air travel in India is easier than you think, and is often the best, and sometimes the only way, to visit multiple destinations within the vast Indian sub-continent. To get an idea of the size of the sub-continent, picture this -- a non stop flight from Delhi to Bangalore is 2½ hours and a one stop flight from Delhi to Trivandrum, takes a little over 4 hours . With the opening up of Indian skies for the private sector, foreign tourists now have several choices. The major full service Airlines operating in India are Air India (the national carrier), Jet Airways, and Kingfisher Airlines. All three, have extensive route networks, and cover virtually the length and breadth of the country. In addition to the full service Airlines , India also has several low cost Airlines , or no- frills Airlines as they are known , like Indigo, Spice Jet, Kingfisher Red and Jet Lite, all of which too, are now considered fairly reliable, and all of who too, have large fleets and extensive route networks.
In an earnest attempt to pave way for the emergence of a single entity as India's National Flag carrier, Indian Airlines and Air India, India's premier airlines were merged to form Air India to provide an integrated international and domestic footprint, for the advantage of travelers. This Indian Airlines and Air India merger has brought seamless integration of domestic and international flights, allowing passengers to check in for their international flight from any domestic point in India. Air India , has a vast Domestic network covering Port Blair, , Hyderabad, Puttaparthi, Tirupathi, Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Silchar, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, New Delhi, Goa, Ahmedabad, Bhuj, Jamnagar, Surat, Vadodara, Jammu, Leh, Srinagar, Ranchi, Bangalore, Mangalore, Cochin, Kozhikode, Thiruvanthapuram, Indore, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Imphal, Bhubaneshwar, Amritsar, Jaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Agartala, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur, Gaya, Kolkata and Bagdogra.
Jet Airways is based in Mumbai, operating domestic and international flight services. Jet Airways , is now the biggest amongst the private Airlines, and it currently operates over 300 Domestic flights daily, in addition to its International flights to and from London, Bangkok, Singapore, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kualalumpur, Brussels, New York, Toronto and Hongkong. Jet Airways India network covers destinations across the Indian sub continent. Port Blair, Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Guwahati, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, Diu, New delhi, Goa, Ahmedabad, Bhuj, Porbandar, Rajkot, Vadodara, Jammu, Leh, Srinagar, Bangalore, Mangalore, Cochin, Kozhikode, Thiruvanthapuram, Bhopal, Indore, Khajuraho, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Imphal, Amritsar, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Agartala, Lucknow, Varanasi, Bagdogra and Kolkata .
Kingfisher Airlines is one of India's fastest growing airlines, also based in Mumbai, operating an extensive network to almost 40 destinations.They call themselves "India's only Five star Airline" and they are actually the finest in terms of inflight services . From seat back video on demand, to menu options even in economy class , Kingfisher, has a lot of firsts to their name. The main hubs of the airline are the Bangalore, Mumbai, and New Delhi airports. The list of cities they operate to is now -Agartala, Agatti, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar,Bhuj, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Kandla, Khajuraho, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Raipur, Srinagar, Surat, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Vizag.
Indigo is considered to be the best and the most relaible, amongst the low cost Airlines .An effecient Airline, operating with a reasonably large fleet of brand new A-320 Airbus aircrafts, Indigo now operates to Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Udaipur and Vadodara.
Spicejet is a low cost airline based in New Delhi .Though a relatively new company, SpiceJet has over 100 flights daily, across 18 destinations. The destinations it now serves are Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Srinagar, Varanasi, Port Blair, Coimbatore, Bagdogra and Vizag.
Jet Lite , is a low cost subsidary of Jet Airways , headquartered in New Delhi. It connects 26 domestic and 2 international destinations with over 108 flights a day.It currently operates to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Goa, Srinagar, Lucknow, Patna, Guwahati, Imphal, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Raipur, Nagpur, Bhubneshwar, Vishakapatnam, Coimbatore, Kochi, Goa, Pune, Hyderabad, Indore, Ahmedabad and Aurangabad.
Kingfisher Red Airlines, earlier known as Air Deccan or Simplifly Deccan, was the first low cost Airline to spread its wings across India , is now a subsidiary of Kingfisher Airlines.
Kingfisher Red offers flights for 69 destinations, including all the important cities as well as second tier cities. Main hubs of the airline are located in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad airports. Destinations covered by Kingfisher Red include - Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizwal, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bagdogra, Belgaum, Bangalore, Bellary, Bhavnagar, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharamshala, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Goa, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hubli, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Jamshedpur, Jorhat, Kandla, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kulu, Leh, Lilabari, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, North Lakhimpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Silchar, Shimla, Srinagar, Siliguri (Bagdogra), Tiruchirapalli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vidyanagar, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Vadodara.
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