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INDIAN AVIATION INDUSTRY

MAJOR PLAYERS
1) AIR INDIA:

• State owned domestic airline

• Formerly known as Indian Airlines

• Company rebranded as Indian in Dec 05 to revamp image in


preparation for an IPO

2) JET AIRWAYS:

• “Regular” airline offering normal economy and business


class seats.

• 300 flights, 43 Indian destinations

• Indian market share 32%

• Does not own its brand. Brand owned by Jetair Enterprises


Ltd. a separate company substantially owned by Naresh
Goyal

3) AIR SAHARA:
• Began on 3 Dec 1993with two Boeing 737-200 aircrafts as
Sahara Airlines

• Initially services concentrated in northern India

• Rebranded as Air Sahara on 2 October 2000.

• Uncertainty over the airline's fare caused domestic market


share to slide from 11% in Jan 06 to 8.5%

4) INDIAN:

• Set up by J.R.D. Tata

• Nationalised in 1953

• National flag carrier

• 44 world-wide destinations

• Profitable in most years since its inception

• Net profit of Rs.97 m for 2005-06


• Growth of almost 15% over the previous year

5) SPICE JET:

• Low-cost airline (LCC)

• Began in May 2005


• Entered with Rs. 99 fares for first 99 days
• “Offering low everyday spicey fares”

• Aim: Compete with Indian Railways AC segment

6) AIR DECCAN:

• India's first low-cost carrier

• Started air operations in 2003

• Despite a disastrous maiden flight which caught fire, Deccan


continues to grow

• Connects 55 cities within India

• Planning a secondary hub at Chennai International Airport.

• Due to stock market downturn Air Deccan's IPO barely


managed to scrape through

7) KINGFISHER:

• Services started in May 05

• Initially operates only on domestic routes.

• Owned by United Beverages Group under the leadership of


Vijay Mallya
• Pushing for amendment of rule which requires an airline to
fly a min of five years on domestic routes before it can start
flying overseas

• Barring such an amendment, first international flights


planned to start in 2010

8) GO AIR:

• The People’s Airline


• Established in June 2004

• LCC promoted by The Wadia Group

• GoAir FreeFares

• Relatively small player as compared to other LCCs

• Initial flights in southern & western India with the first nine
A320s

• Remaining 11 aircrafts being added in 2nd yr


MARKET SHARE OF PLAYERS