The Largest Indian Fleets in 2023

The Largest Indian Fleets in 2023

IndiGo Airlines

DALLAS — India is a rapidly growing market in the global aviation industry, with an increasing number of travelers choosing to fly both domestically and internationally. To accommodate this demand, the number of airlines operating in India has grown, leading to increased competition and a wider range of options for travelers.

Among these airlines, some stand out for their large fleets of aircraft and significant presence in the Indian aviation market. In this article, we’ll take a look at the five largest airlines in India according to fleet size. We’ll also briefly mention their histories, operations, alliances, and primary hubs.

Note that the regional jets are also included under narrow-body jets for simplicity.

Indigo Airbus A320-271N (VT-ITJ). Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways

1. IndiGo (6E), 303 Aircraft

IndiGo is India’s largest airline in terms of fleet size and passenger market share. As of February 2023, the low-cost carrier has a fleet of over 300 aircraft and operates more than 1,400 daily flights to 60 destinations across India and abroad. 6E is known for its low-cost business model and on-time performance, which has made it a popular choice among travelers in India.

The low-cost carrier was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Gurgaon, India. The airline operates primarily from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, with additional bases in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad.

The Delhi-based carriers’ fleet comprises an all-narrow-body fleet of 303 narrowbody aircraft. The Airbus A320 family is the most famous aircraft type in its fleet.

IndiGo operates 183 Airbus A320s and 81 A321neo aircraft, equipped with modern amenities and facilities to provide a comfortable flying experience to its passengers. 6E also operates 39 ATR 72 aircraft on domestic routes.

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Feature Image: IndiGo Airlines. Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways

Sharad Ranabhat mainly covers feature stories alongside other interesting articles. Having written for Sam Chui, Airlive, Travel Radar, Aviation Nepal and others, he aims to cover as many feature stories as possible here at Airways Magazine.

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