Air Transport

Air Transport

» Airways in India started in 1911.
» Indian National Airways Company was started in 1933.
» All the airway companies were nationalized in 1953 and were put under two corporations namely — Indian Airlines and Air India.
» Indian Airlines provides its services to the internal parts of India along with neighboring countries of Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Maldives.
» Air India provides its services to the foreign locations.
» Vayudoot was established in 1981 for domestic services, but was later merged in Indian Airlines.

Merger of Air India and Indian Airlines

» Merger of Air India and Indian Airlines Indian Airlines operates to 54 domestic stations along with its subsidiary Airlines 'Alliance Air'. Besides it also operates to 18 international stations.
»The Indian Airlines has a fleet of 75 aircraft. 41 aircraft were expected to be added in its fleet by April 2010.
» On the 1st March, 2007 the Union Cabinet approved the proposal to merge Indian Airlines and Air India.
» Accordingly, a new company, viz. National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACL) has been incorporated on 30th March, 2007 with its Headquarters at Mumbai.
» The brand name of the new airlines is Air India (or Indian) and its logo is Maharaja.
» GPS Aided Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system is a prestigious satellite based augmentation system of India, jointly developed by Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for enhanced Air Navigation Services across the country.

Major International Airports of India

Name of Airport Place
Chhatrapati Shivaji Int. Airport (Santa Cruz Airport) Mumbai
Subhash Chandra Bose Airport (DumDum Airport) Kolkata
Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi
Anna (Meenambkkam) International Airport Chennai
Trivendram International Airport Thiruvananthapuram
Guru Ramdasji (Rajasansi) International Airport Amritsar
Kampagowada (Bangaluru) International Airport Bangaluru
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport Indore (M.P.)
Calicut International Airport Kozhikode (Kerala)
Veer Savarkar International Airport Port Blair
Rajeev Gandhi International Airport Hyderabad
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport Guwahati
Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport Patna
Goa International Airport Goa
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Airport Ahmedabad
Mangalore International Airport Mangalore
Aranmula International Airport Pathanamthitta
Raja Bhoj International Airport Bhopal
Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport Varanasi
Choudhary Charan Singh International Airport Lucknow