Players 2006Players 2006
Taking Indians To PlacesTaking Indians To Places
Set up by J.R.D. TataSet up by J.R.D. Tata
Nationalised in 1953Nationalised in 1953
National flag carrier National flag carrier
44 world-wide destinations44 world-wide destinations
Profitable in most years since itsProfitable in most years since itsinceptioninception
Net profit of Rs.97 m for 2005-06Net profit of Rs.97 m for 2005-06
Growth of almost 15% over theGrowth of almost 15% over theprevious year.previous year.
Began on 3 Dec 1993with twoBoeing 737-200 aircrafts asSahara Airlines
Initially services concentrated innorthern India
Rebranded as Air Sahara on 2October 2000.
Uncertainty over the airline's farecaused domestic markey share toslide from 11% in Jan 06 to 8.5%in April
“Regular” airline offering normaleconomy and business classseats.
300 flights, 43 Indian destinations
Indian market share 32%
Does not own its brand. Brandowned by Jetair Enterprises Ltd.a separate company substantiallyowned by Naresh Goyal
Prevents possible ‘hostile’takeover bid
State owned domestic airline
Formerly known as Indian Airlines
Company rebranded as Indian inDec 05 to revamp image inpreparation for an IPO
GoI’s plan to merge Air India andIndian into one giant airlineconsisting of 130-140 aircraft
Could take place anytime fromthe end 06 to mid 07