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Air Sahara (Now JetLite)
Air Sahara is an airline based in New Delhi, India. It is a privately owned airline operating scheduled services connecting all metropolitan centres in India. The airline also provides helicopters which are available for charter services and aerial photography. Its main base is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, with hubs at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, Chennai International Airport, Chennai and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata. The uncertainty over the airline's fare has caused its share of the domestic Indian air transport market, from approximately 11% in January 2006 to a reported 8.5% in April.
Sahara Airlines is part of the multi-crore Sahara India Pariwar. Air Sahara connects to 24 domestic and 4 international destinations with 134 daily direct flights and offer 13900 seats per day.
Sahara Airlines Fleet
The Air Sahara fleet consisted of the following aircraft (at January 2005):
1 Boeing 767-300
8 Boeing 737-700
3 Boeing 737-800 (further 10 on order, deliveries are scheduled to begin in mid 2009 and the last in 2010)
5 Boeing 737-400
3 Boeing 737-300
3 Bombardier CRJ-200ER
4 Bombardier CRJ-200LR
Total - 27
Sahara Airlines average fleet age is 6.5 years old in June 2006.
The airlines also operates Helicopters on non-scheduled routes.
3 Ecureuil Helicopter
1 Dauphin Helicopter
Sahara Airways Sectors
Air Sahara flies to various destinations in India, which include important cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai along with regional destinations like Ahmedabad, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi and others. The airline has recently added international destinations like Singapore, Colombo, Kathmandu and Chicago (Code-share with American Airline) to its network and would be further enhancing it by adding United Kingdom (London) and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) shortly. For cheap airfares and great deals on international and domestic air tickets, including popular travel sectors like New Delhi to Bangalore, Mumbai to Bangalore, New Delhi to Mumbai, Bangalore to New Delhi, Mumbai to Goa, Delhi to Goa, Bangalore to Hyderabad and more, book your travel on Air Sahara.
Air Sahara Airlines Achievements
Air Sahara was presented with the Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Award in 2003 at Bali, Indonesia at the 52nd PATA Annual Conference - Air Sahara won the award for its Sixer initiative and the airline was awarded the Largest Web Merchant of Indiatimes for the year 2003.