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India's most reputed airline brands, Air India tops

July 20, 2016 11:06 IST

National carrier Air India has topped the airline brand reputation survey.

Take a look at the most reputed airlines in India: 



IMAGE: Air India is ranked as the most reputed government airline in India. Photograph: Reuters
 

Air India
Rank: 1

Despite plagued by a number of financial problems, Air India is ranked as the most reputed government airline in India. 

Air India, which started operations 69 years ago, is the third largest airline in India in terms of passengers carried, after IndiGo and Jet Airways.



IMAGE: SpiceJet is ranked first among private airlines. Photograph: Reuters
 
 

SpiceJet
Rank: 1

Founded in 2005, SpiceJet is the fourth largest airline in India by number of passengers carried, with a market share of 13.1 per cent.



IMAGE: Jet Airways is ranked second most reputed private airline in India. Photograph: Reuters
 
 

Jet Airways
Rank: 2

Jet Airways, which started operations in 1993, is the second largest airline in India after IndiGo with a 21.2 per cent passenger market share.

The survey  ‘India’s Most Reputed Aviation Brands 2016’, has been conducted by BlueBytes in association with TRA Research.

IMAGE: IndiGo is ranked third among most reputed private airlines in India. Photograph kind courtesy: IndiGo
 
 

IndiGo
Rank: 3

Founded in 2006, IndiGo is the largest airline in India in terms of passengers carried with a 36.8 per cent market share.

IMAGE: GoAir is ranked fourth among most reputed private airlines in India. Photograph: Reuters
 
 

GoAir
Rank: 4

Founded in 2005, GoAir is the fifth largest airline in India with a 8 per cent passenger market share.

IMAGE: AirAsia is ranked fifth in the most reputed airlines. Photograph kind courtesy: AirAsia
 
 

AirAsia
Rank: 5

AirAsia, which started operations in India in 2013 is the largest airline in Malaysia. 

The airline is a joint venture, with AirAsia holding 49 per cent, Tata Sons – 30 per cent and Arun Bhatia with 21 per cent and stake in the airline.

IMAGE: Vistara is ranked sixth most reputed airline. Photograph kind courtesy: Vistara
 
 

Vistara
Rank: 6

Vistara, which started operations in January 2015, is a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines.

The airline has carried more than two million passengers by June 2016 and has a 2.3 per cent share in the domestic market. 

IMAGE: Singapore Airlines is ranked No.1 among international airlines.
Photograph: Reuters
 
 

Among the international carriers, it is Singapore Airlines that leads the ranking, followed by Etihad and Emirates, says TRA (Trust Research Advisory).

Other international airlines include Lufthansa, British Airways and Qatar Airways.

The ranking is based on a brand's reputation with a two-pronged approach of media analysis and a survey of consumer influencers and was conducted among the 21 airline brands that have measurable media coverage and 2,500 consumers.