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Formed in 2005 and started operations in 2006. Scheduled & charter, domestic, regional & international, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
INDIA (REPUBLIC OF INDIA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1947, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 3,287,590 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 970 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS NEW DELHI, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE HINDI AND ENGLISH.
December 2005: Plans to launch operations in 2006, initially flying to north India cities from Delhi & Mumbai with 2 Canadair CRJ-200, 50Y, Lufthansa (DLH) wet-leased. Indus Airways (IDU) is looking to adds 3 more regional jets by year end and 3 737-800's in 2006.
Cities served will include Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jammu, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, & Indore.
March 2007: The India Ministry of Civil Aviation granted approval to Alliance Air (ALX), Jet Airways (JPL), Deccan Aviation (DCC), Sahara Airlines (SAQ), Kingfisher Airlines (KFH), Paramount Airways (PAT), and Indus Airways (IDU) to acquire and operate foreign manufactured airplanes with fewer than 80 seats. Airlines in India are exempt from landing fees for planes with fewer than 80 seats.
The ministry announced that the new Bangalore International Airport will open April 2.
Indus Airways (IDU) ceased operations.
May 2007: The Indian government made seat assignments compulsory for all domestic airlines. The Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation said it was imposing the regulation "in order to ensure correct loading of airplanes and keeping the center of gravity of the airplane within limits at all times during flight."
SITA said it is working with Airports Authority of India (AAI) to deploy an additional 17 (VHF) ground stations at the nation's airports, enabling Indian airlines and (AAI) to exchange real-time data with airplanes and allowing "increased safety and efficiency of operations." This will bring SITA's Aircom network in India to 23 stations.