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VIF Airways

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VIF Airways
IATA ICAO Callsign
Commenced operations1995
Ceased operations1996
HubsBegumpet Airport (Hyderabad)
Fleet size1
HeadquartersHyderabad, India
Key peopleSyed Ainuddin Arif, (Chairman)
WebsiteArchived Copy

VIF Airways was a private Air Taxi operator based in Hyderabad, India. Its main base was Begumpet Airport. It ceased operations after only a few months of commencement of services.


VIF Airways was founded as a Private Limited Company in May 1993, with its registered office at Hyderabad. They had ordered five aircraft[2] but flight operations commenced in April 1995[3] with a single Dornier 328, making it the first operator of the type in Asia[4] and the only operator of that type of aircraft in India. The airline shut down in 1996.[5][6]


VIF Airways operated flights to the following destinations:

  • Hyderabad - Begumpet Airport (Base)
    • Visakhapatnam - Visakhapatnam Airport
    • Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
    • Tirupati - Tirupati Airport
    • Kolkata - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
    • Ahmedabad - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
    • Pune - Pune Airport
    • Rajahmundry - Rajahmundry Airport
    • Bhubaneshwar - Biju Patnaik Airport


The VIF Airways fleet consisted of one Dornier 328 turboprop aircraft registered VT-VIF.[7]


  1. "World Airline Directory". Flight Global. 3 April 1996. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. "Indian order for 328". Flight Global. 19 October 1994. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  3. "India's VIF Airways". AviationWeek Network. 10 April 1995. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  4. "VIF takes Asia's first 328". Flight Global. 12 April 1995. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  5. Airlines that went bust
  6. "Company Profile". India Infoline. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  7. Planespotters.net

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