Top 10 Airlines in India 2016

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1. Air India

Air India was founded by J.R.D. Tata in 1932, and it was renamed later on as Tata Airlines.

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But after World War II, it came under government ownership was renamed as Air India and presently it is owned by a government of India enterprise ie Air India limited. Air India has its headquarters in New Delhi, & its major domestic hubs of Air India is in Delhi and Mumbai, and it serves 84 destinations which includes 48 domestic and 36 international destinations spread over 24 countries.


Fleet of Airbus and Boeing is being operated by Air India. On July 2014. Air India became the twenty seventh member of Star Alliance. Since 2006, Air India has suffered continuous losses.

Mascot of Air India is Maharajah (Emperor), which was created by Bobby Kooka and Umesh Rao, an artist. In 2015 makeover of the mascot is being done to give a younger look to it. Colour scheme of Air India is red and white. Airlines’ name is written in Hindi on one side and on another in English.

Air India has also won a lot of awards. In year 2006, it was awarded preferred International Airline from Awaz Consumer awards. Also awarded for best corporate social responsibility initiative, was selected as Reader’s digest trusted brand and many more.

Average Monthly Passengers (in Lakhs): 11.32

Number of destinations: 84

Ranking Methodology:

1.The top airline players in India are considered and their average monthly passengers carried and total number of destinations served are calculated.

2.Weightages of 60% and 40% are given to the passengers carried and the destinations respectively, and the total score is calculated.

3.Based on the score, the final ranking is done

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