Top 11 Airlines in India (2020) – List of Best Airlines for Domestic Flights

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The Indian Aviation Industry has developed itself drastically in the recent years.

With better facilities, flight frequency, easy availability and competitive pricing, air travel which was once a luxury, has now become a common man’s mode of travel.

Add to that the astonishing deals airlines now offer, and its no more a dream to fly!

You can reach any part of India or rather, any part of the world in just a few hours, enjoying your meal and watching your favourite movies during the journey.

However, its important to choose your airline well. You need to take into account, the facilities, the staff conduct, the airline’s track record, seats, legroom, and other facilities the flights have to offer.

Here are the best domestic airlines in India that provide world class service to its travelers at affordable prices, keeping your trip budget friendly.

1. Air India


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Air India is a government owned airline that became a Star Alliance member in 2014.

It operates in 94 domestic and international destinations with its subsidiaries Air India Express and Alliance Air, and is the largest international carrier out of India.

The aircrafts offer three class configuration of Boeing 747-400, two class configuration of Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and the economy configuration of Airbus A319.

Meals are served on all the flights with duration of over 90 minutes.

Most of the aircrafts are equipped with personal on demand in-flight entertainment systems on which passengers can choose from the available content.

Currently, Air India is running its Domestic and International Upgrade offer where everyone can now have a chance to fly Business class by paying some extra amount against the fixed payment.

What makes Air India best among the other airlines is the student offer it provides on the international flights which consists of extra baggage allowance depending on the destination.

Recently the government announced the disinvestment of the airline due to its high debt and loss making operations.

Fleet Size: 118

Luggage Allowance: 8 Kgs cabin/ 25 Kgs check-in (Economy)


2. Jet Airways

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Jet Airways

India’s favourite domestic and international airline, Jet Airways provides you one of the finest experiences across the skies.

It operates to 67 destinations with its subsidiaries JetKonnect and JetLite.

The private airline recently announced the introduction of an in-flight entertainment service for streaming of entertainment content directly to Wi-Fi enabled personal devices of the passengers.

Jet Airways also has three classes of service: First, Premiere (Business) and Economy.

Currently, Jet is offering up to 30 per cent discount on flight tickets under its ‘Europe on Sale’ scheme.

The discount is applicable on base fare in economy class tickets only. There is also 15 per cent off discount on selected international destinations.

Domestic offers include flat 10 percent off on return flights for all members of Jet Airways along with redemption of your JP miles.

Fleet Size: 121

Luggage: 7 Kgs cabin/ 15 Kgs check-in (Economy)

3. Vistara

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Vistara Airlines

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Vistara is a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines that commenced its operations on 9 January 2015.

This Indian domestic airline has already captured 3.3% share of the domestic carrier market in three years and is the first airline to introduce Premium Economy seats on domestic routes.

Vistara uses Club Vistara as its frequent-flyer program which is a value based program where award points can be earned on the basis of the money spent on tickets rather than miles travelled by passengers.

The in-flight food is catered by TajSATS Air Catering, headed by Chef Arun Batra, formerly the executive chef of the Taj Hotels group.

Ranked No.10 worldwide, Vistara has launched ‘Vistara Freedom Fares’ – an intuitive, menu-based pricing model designed to empower customers with the freedom to choose the kind of fare and services that suit them best, giving them the freedom to plan their journeys, their way. It has come into effect from August 2, 2018.

Fleet Size: 21

Luggage: 7 Kgs cabin/ 25 Kgs check-in (Economy)


4. Indigo

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A low cost airline, IndiGo is the largest airline in India if you go by passengers carried and fleet size, with a 41.3% domestic market share. It only offers economy class seating.

To keep fares low, IndiGo does not provide complimentary meals in any of its flights, though it does have a buy-on board in-flight meal programme. Also, no in-flight entertainment is available.

IndiGo is offering air fares as low as Rs 981 on selected domestic flights.

One of the recent facility that IndiGo has come up with is the provision of UAE visa without any paperwork at just Rs. 6199.

Fleet Size: 167

Luggage: 7 Kgs cabin/ 15 Kgs Check-in

5. SpiceJet

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SpiceJet is also a low-cost airline that operates 312 daily flights to 55 destinations.

The airline offers premium services under the name SpiceMax, whereby passengers can obtain additional benefits including pre-assigned seats with extra legroom, complimentary meals on board, priority check-in and boarding and priority baggage handling at a higher fare.

As a part of its monsoon sale, SpiceJet has lowered down its air fares to Rs 999 for selected destinations available on first come first serve basis, valid till October 8, 2018.

Fleet Size: 58

Luggage: 7 Kgs cabin/ 15 Kgs check-in


6. GoAir

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Go Air is another low cost airline owned by Indian business conglomerate Wadia group.

The airline operates over 140 daily flights to 23 cities and was rated as the “Best Domestic Airline for Excellence in Quality and Efficient Service” by Pacific Area Travel Writers Association.

It does not provide complimentary meals on its flights but offers options for buy on board in-flight meals.

It also recently launched its frequent flyer programme called Go Club, which provided benefits such as lounge access and free upgrade to Go Business.

With the GoAir App, the registered users can avail up to 10% off on all flight bookings.

Go Air has launched a scheme of all domestic flights available at an affordable price of Rs 1,335 for a travel period up to October 10, 2018 and as a part of its Go Gr8 Festival, it is offering one million tickets at discounted prices.

Fleet Size: 38

Luggage: 7 Kgs cabin/ 15 Kgs check-in


7. Air Asia India


This airline became a new member of the Indian airlines family with its launch in June 2014.

Air Asia is the first foreign airline to set up its subsidiary in India.

Currently, it is offering domestic flight tickets at a starting all-inclusive price of Rs. 1,499 on selected routes under a promotional sale offer. AirAsia India’s new offer is valid on travel till January 31, 2019.

Fleet Size: 18

Luggage: 7 Kgs cabin/ 15 Kgs check-in



8. TruJet


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Founded in 2013, TruJet is an Indian regional airline that aims to provide connectivity for everyone, everywhere.

Being a low cost carrier makes it appealing to middle class travellers and pilgrims.

They offer passenger service at very convenient timings across the network trying to meet business and leisure traveller needs in a budget.

Carefully crafted flight interiors with a noise-free ambiance ensure that you enjoy a relaxing and comfortable journey.

Fleet Size: 5

Luggage:  7 Kgs cabin/15 Kgs check in



9. ZoomAir


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A recent addition to the Indian aviation family, Zoom Air is the brand name for Zexus Air Services and a regional airline based at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India. It operates to multiple capitals in India with premium services on board. The airline is credited for initiating a direct connectivity from the state capital of Meghalaya daily to Kolkata and then further to Mumbai, New Delhi and major cities.

ZoomAir is offering regular flights between various cities along with other major destinations in India at low costs.

Fleet Size: 5
Luggage: 5 Kgs cabin/ 15 Kgs check in

10. Air Deccan

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Air Deccan

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Air Deccan is an Indian regional brand of Deccan Charters that launched its operations in 2017.

By bridging the gap between the regions with little or no air service to other cities, it has grabbed a major market share due to minimal competition with other airlines.

The airline is currently offering air fares as low as Rs 1,299 for specific destinations, giving wings to the aspirations of the common man for affordable flying.

All its aircraft are designed to carry passengers in all weather conditions from airports with relatively short runways.

Luggage- 4 Kgs cabin/10 Kgs check in

Fleet Size- 3


11. Air Odisha

Air Odisha
Air Odisha

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Headquartered in Bhubaneshwar, Air Odisha is an Indian regional airline that operates flights to numerous destinations across India, according to the Regional Connectivity Scheme.

It began with the aim to provide air connectivity to the remotest corners of the state of Odisha utilizing the unused air strips located at different places of the state.

With this effort Air Odisha commenced its journey to identify itself in the aviation map of India. The airline is currently offering low air fares for some selected routes, starting from Rs 1,420.

Luggage- 4 Kgs cabin/10 Kgs check in
Fleet Size- 2

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  1. Gopi patel says:

    Well thanks for posting such an outstanding idea..

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