List of low-cost airlines

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The following is a list of low-cost carriers organized by home country. A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline (also known as a no-frills, discount or budget carrier or airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services. Regional airlines, which may compete with low-cost airlines on some routes, are listed at list of regional airlines.

Africa

Mango Boeing 737

 Egypt

 Kenya

 Morocco

 Mozambique

 South Africa

 Tanzania

 Zimbabwe

Asia

Airblue Airbus A321-200
An AirAsia Airbus A320 aircraft in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The airline is the largest low-cost carrier in the continent.
Thai AirAsia Airbus A320-200
HK Express Airbus A320-200
A Lion Air Boeing 737-900ER at Singapore Changi Airport in Singapore

 Cambodia

 China

 Hong Kong

 India

 Indonesia

 Japan

 Kyrgyzstan

 Malaysia

 Pakistan

 Philippines

 Singapore

 South Korea

 Taiwan

 Thailand

 Vietnam

Middle East

Flydubai Boeing 737-800 approaching Dubai

 Jordan

 Kuwait

 Oman

 Saudi Arabia


 United Arab Emirates

Europe

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800. Ryanair is the largest low-cost airline in Europe and second largest in the world.
Eurowings Airbus A320-200
An Airbus A319 of easyJet, the largest budget airline in the United Kingdom
WOW air Airbus A321-200

 Austria

 Azerbaijan

 Czech Republic

 France

 Germany

 Hungary

 Iceland

 Ireland

 Italy

 Latvia

 Moldova

 Netherlands

 Norway

 Romania

 Spain

  Switzerland

 Turkey

 Ukraine

 United Kingdom

North America

Southwest Airlines is the largest low-cost airline in the world.

 Canada

 Costa Rica

 Honduras

 Mexico

 United States

Oceania

 Australia

South America

 Argentina

 Brazil

 Chile

 Colombia

 Peru

List of largest low-cost carriers

This is a list of largest low-cost carriers in the world, ranked by number of transported passengers, shown below in millions.

Ranks Airline / Holding '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 Sources
1 United States Southwest Airlines 144.6 135.8 133.2 134.0 135.2 106.2 [1]
2 Republic of Ireland Ryanair 101.4 86.4 81.4 79.6 76.4 72.7 [2][3]
3 United Kingdom easyJet1 69.9 65.3 61.4 59.2 55.5 49.7 [4]
4 Malaysia Air Asia Group 2 50.6 45.6 42.6 34.1 29.9 25.7 [5][6]
5 Indonesia Lion Air Group 3 45.0 37.9 32.0 27.0 20.5 [7]
6 Brazil Gol Transportes Aéreos 4 39.1 40.1 36.3 39.2 36.2 32.9 [8]
7 United States JetBlue 35.1 32.0 30.4 29.0 26.3 24.3 [9]
8 India IndiGo 29.7 22.8 19.3 15.8 [10][11]
9 Norway Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA 25.8 24.0 20.7 17.7 15.7 13.0 [12]
10 Spain Vueling 24.8 21.5 17.2 14.8 12.3 11.0 [13]
11 Turkey Pegasus Airlines 22.3 19.7 16.9 13.6 11.3 8.6
12 Canada WestJet 20.2 19.6 18.5 17.4 16.0 15.2 [14]
13 Hungary Wizz Air5 19.2 12.0 11.2 9.6 7.8 5.8 [15]
14 Philippines Cebu Pacific 6 18.4 16.9 14.4 12.3 10.5 [16]
15 United States Spirit Airlines 17.9 14.3 12.4 10.4 8.5 7.0 [17]
16 India SpiceJet 11.7 12.6 11.7 9.5 8.6 6.6 [18]
17 United States Allegiant Air 9.4 8.0 7.1 6.6 6.1 5.9 [19]
18 United Arab Emirates flydubai 9.0 7.3 6.8 5.1 [20]
19 United Kingdom flybe 7.7 7.5 7.6 7.2 7.2 [21]
20 United States Virgin America 7.0 6.5 6.3 6.2 [22]
21 United Arab Emirates AirArabia 7 6.8 6.1 5.3 4.7 4.5 [23]
22 United Kingdom Jet2.com 5.9 6.0 5.5 4.8 4.2 3.4 [24]
23 South Africa Mango 2.3 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3 [25]
24 Tanzania Fastjet 8 0.8 0.6 0.4 <0.1 [26]
Notes

Defunct low-cost carriers

Adam Air crash At Juanda International Airport, flight licenses revoked due to accidents

 Albania

 Algeria

 Australia

 Austria

 Bahrain

 Barbados

 Belgium

 Brazil

 Chile

 Canada

 Colombia

 Cyprus

 Czech Republic

 Denmark

 Ecuador

 Faroe Islands

 Finland

 France

 Georgia

 Germany

 Hong Kong

 Iceland

 Indonesia

 India

 Israel

 Italy

 Japan

 Lithuania

 Macau

 Mexico

 Morocco

   Nepal

 Netherlands

 New Zealand

 Norway

 Pakistan

 Philippines

 Poland

 Romania

 Russia

 Saudi Arabia

 Serbia

 Singapore

 Slovakia

 South Africa

 Sri Lanka

 Sweden

 Taiwan

 Thailand

 Ukraine

 United Arab Emirates

 United Kingdom

 United States

 Uruguay

 Zimbabwe

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Vowles, Timothy M.; Lück, Michael (2016). "Low Cost Carriers in the USA and Canada". In Gross, Sven; Lück, Michael. The Low Cost Carrier Worldwide. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781317025054. 
  2. ^ Flybondi official website
  3. ^ Jet Smart official website
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