India occupies an eminent position in the civil aviation sector with a large fleet of aircrafts. In all, 56 airlines are operating scheduled air services to and through India and 22 foreign airlines are flying over Indian Territory. There are over 450 airports and 1091 registered aircraft in the country. In addition to the three public sector airlines Air India, Indian Airlines, Alliance Air - there are three private operators -Jet Airways, Sahara India Airlines & Air Deccan. There are also 41 non-scheduled air transport operators. Additionally 34 applicants have been granted NOC by the Ministry of Civil Aviation for setting up non-scheduled air transport operation.
Estimates show that the domestic and international... View More »