Air Sahara flights have been operating since 1993 as one of the new creations of the Sahara Parivar group. The initial Air Sahara flights took place with 2 Boeing 737-200s. Air Sahara was initially named as Sahara Airlines and on 2004 it was renamed to Air Sahara although its official listing was still Sahara Airlines . This move may have been done to suit the change in the brand marketing policies. Air Sahara airlines became an international carrier when the first Air Sahara flight flew from Chennai to Colombo in the year 2004.
Air Sahara had covered some serious ground in the years since 1995 acquire close to 8 percent of the market share. But in the recent years the performance of Air Sahara has been in doubt and has resulted in considerable fall in the stock prices of Air Sahara Airlines . Flights of Air Sahara covers more than 26 destinations across the nation. Air Sahara Airlines has a fleet strength of 28 aircrafts consisting of various variations of Boeing 737 and around half a dozen Bombardier Crafts. Air Sahara airlines also has some Helicopters which run mostly on unscheduled routes.
Air Sahara has been recently taken over by Jet Airways in a move which makes the combined market share of the Indian Aviation Industry to 32 percent. Air Sahara has been renamed as Jet Lite Since then. Air Sahara as Jet Lite is expected to take Air Sahara flights to new routes and destinations and continue to expand internationally. Air Sahara is also expected to benefit from the combination in term of cost reduction of many operations and many other operational benefits.