A company that runs a fleet of airplanes is an airline. India has so many airlines and among them top rated airlines offers class service and facilities. Most of us pick an airline for a trip based on who sells the least expensive tickets. You also need to check other things like on time performance, value for money, in flight entertainment, food and drinks, cabin crew appearance, cabin crew quality, landing – takeoff quality, check in process etc.
Other things you should notice to select an airline includes:- time taken to deliver baggage, in flight maintenance, seat comfort, leg room, website, overall experience etc. Based on all these parameters, we have selected top 10 best Best Airlines in India – 2015.
IndiGo is a well known Indian Low-cost airline company. This enjoys top position in the list with best customer feed back in almost all sections. IndiGo is has top priority for On-time performance. The airline company headquartered at Gurgaon, India.
According to market share of 2015, This is the largest airline in India with a share of 35.8%. They offer 633 daily flights connecting to 38 destinations and this includes flights to 5 international destinations. IndiGo works with fleet of 97 aircraft belonging to the Airbus A320 family. The company founded in 2006. Its primary hub is at Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi).
SpiceJet founded in 2005 and Commenced operations from 18 May 2005. This airline company have primary hubs at Chennai International Airport (Chennai), Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi) and Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad).
The term SpiceJet MAX used for their frequent flyer programme. SpiceJet works with fleet of 34 aircraft to 41 destinations. Company Slogan is “We Do It With All Our Heart”. This is the country’s forth largest airline by number of passenger carried. The company operates more than 270 daily flights.
3. Jet Airways
Jet Airways founded in 1 April 1992 and they commenced operations from 5 May 1993. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai) is the primary hub of this airline. Their focus cities list includes:- Cochin International Airport (Kochi), Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (Ahmedabad), Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (Lucknow), Rajiv Gandhi International Airport(Hyderabad) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (Abu Dhabi).
JetPrivilege is the name for their frequent flyer program. Jet Lite is the subsidiary of Jet Airways. This major Indian airline based in Mumbai and one of the best in terms of market share and passengers carried. They have 300 flights daily to 74 destinations worldwide. Secondary hubs of Jet Airways located at Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru.
4. Air India
Air India is a well known flag carrier airline of India owned by Air India Limited (AIL). This is one of the largest airline in India in domestic market share. Company operates a fleet size of 107 aircraft (Airbus and Boeing aircraft) excluding subsidiaries. The company founded on July 1930 as Tata Airlines and commenced operations from 15 October 1932.
Their primary hubs are Indira Gandhi International Airport and Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Flying Returns is the name for the flyer program. Air India offers flights to 85 destinations. “Your Palace in the Sky” is the company slogan. Air India was once the largest operator in India. Indifferent financial performance and service, labor trouble pushed this down to 4th place.
5. Air India Express
Air India Express is a famous airline in India founded on May 2004 and commenced operations from 29 April 2005. They have operating bases at Calicut (International Airport (Kozhikode), Cochin International Airport (Kochi) and Trivandrum International Airport (Thiruvananthapuram). This is the low-cost airline subsidiary of Air India with HQ in Cochi. They operates services to the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The airline manages about 175 flights per week.
This is another top most Indian Low cost carrier based in Mumbai. GoAir founded on 2005 beginning and commenced operations in November 2005. Their primary hub is at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport(Mumbai). The company offers domestic passenger services to 22 cities with over 140 daily flights. They also have approximately 975 weekly flights. Focus cities of this airline includes:- Kempegowda International Airport (Bangalore) and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (Ahmedabad).
JetKonnect is another famous low-cost brand of Jet Airways. The company is based in Mumbai, India and owned by Jet Airways. The airline founded on 1991 (as Sahara Airlines). Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi) is the primary hub of this airline. “Jet Privilege” is the name for their flyer program. The company have alliance with the Etihad Equality Alliance. “Emotionally Yours” is the company slogan. JetKonnect have fleet size of 9 aircraft and offer services to 43 destinations.
8. AirAsia India
AirAsia India founded on 28 March 2013 and commenced its operations from 12 June 2014. Kempegowda International Airport at Bengaluru is the primary hub of this airline. “BIG” is the name of their frequent flyer program. AirAsia India packed with fleet size of 5 aircraft and offer services to 10 destinations. “Now Everyone Can Fly” is the company slogan.
9. Air Costa
Air Costa is another top rated Indian regional airline based in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. The company started operations at 5th October 2013. Their first flight was on October 2013. Air Costa commenced scheduled operations using two Embraer E-170 aircraft.
Main operating hubs of Air Costa are at Vijayawada Airport and Chennai International Airport. Th airline company is a part of the LEPL Group. Company slogan is “Happy Flying”. They have Fleet size of 4 (+50 on order) aircraft for 9 destinations.
10. Vistara Airlines
This is a well known Indian airline located at New Delhi with its primary hub at Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport. The company founded on 2013 and commenced operations from 9 January 2015. Club Vistara is the term for their frequent flyer program. Vistara is a famous joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines airline.
At present the airline operates 245 weekly scheduled passenger services across 10 domestic destinations within India. The company equipped with a fleet of 6 Airbus A320-232 aircraft. This is said to be the first airline in India to introduce premium economy seats on domestic routes.