As of June 2018, Indigo commands a substantial 42% share of the Indian Aviation market. It has the largest fleet size in India and consequently can transport the largest number of passengers each year. Frequent flyers regularly choose Indigo for the cheapest flight fares, and deals offered year round.
Despite its recent struggles, Air India continues to be one of the most sought-after airline by the people of India for domestic as well as international travel. It offers some of the cheapest fares while also providing the most luggage capacity (25 kg for the economy class) among all the airlines which is highly appreciated by flyers. Air India's solid belief in offering the warmest of hospitalities is symbolised by their mascot, 'The Maharajah'.
Jet Airways has solidly cemented its place as the best full-service airline in India operating both nationally and internationally. Its central hub of operations is at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. Jet Airways currently flies to 67 destinations, domestically and internationally. The consumer base has regularly heralded this airline as one of the most punctual airlines throughout the year. Jet Airways also offers some of the best in-flight comfort and entertainment to its customers, keeping with their motto 'The Joy of Flying'.
The newest addition to the Indian domestic market, Vistara is a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines. Vistara is quickly becoming popular for its affordable travel rates coupled with premium hospitality. The name 'Vistara' is symbolic of its vision of infinite expansion and the desire of the airline to become the best flight service provider to the people.
SpiceJet headquartered in Gurgaon, India is a popular low-cost airline in India. In terms of the number of domestic passengers carried each year, it is ranked fourth in the country. 312 daily flights are in operation under SpiceJet across 55 destinations; 48 of which are national while 7 are international. The premium services of this airline are offered under the banner of SpiceMax. These premium services include complimentary meals, priority check-in and boarding, extra legroom, etc.
Owned by the conglomerate Wadia Group, GoAir started operations in November of 2005. Since then, it has managed to command 8.4% of the market share in terms of the number of passengers carried each year. GoAir is primarily a budget airline, but it has introduced its 'frequent flyer programme' GO CLUB which offers premium services such as access to airport lounges and free upgradation to 'Go Business' (business class).
AirAsia is a Malaysian budget airline carrier which recently started operating in India under its subsidiary AirAsia India. With this AirAsia became the first foreign airline carrier to set up a subsidiary in India. Kempegowda International airport near Bengaluru serves as its primary base of operations. AirAsia India offers some of the best hospitality to their customers at unbelievably low prices. For ten years in a row, AirAsia has bagged numerous awards and has been hailed as the best budget airline internationally.
So, be sure to hop on a plane the next time you plan a trip. It is a guarantee that with the airlines listed above, you will always have a good flying experience.
This post was published by Joysurjya Hagjer
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