List of low-cost airlines

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The following is a list of low-cost carriers organised 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[edit]

A Mango Boeing 737. The airline ceased operations in July 2021.

 Egypt

 Kenya

 Morocco

 Nigeria

 South Africa

 Zimbabwe

America[edit]

A Flybondi Boeing 737-83N
A Volaris Airbus A320-232

 Argentina

 Brazil

 Canada

 Chile

 Colombia

 Costa Rica

 Dominican Republic

 El Salvador

 Honduras

 Mexico

 Peru

 United States

 Venezuela

Asia[edit]

An AirAsia Airbus A320 aircraft in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The airline is the largest low-cost carrier in the continent.
An IndiGo Airbus A320neo. The airline is the largest operator of A320neos.
A Cebu Pacific A330-300 approaching Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila, Philippines
HK Express Airbus A320-200
Flydubai Boeing 737-800 approaching Dubai International Airport, UAE.
A Lion Air Boeing 737-900ER at Singapore Changi Airport. Lion Air is the largest low-cost airline in Indonesia.

 Armenia

 Azerbaijan

 Cambodia

 China

 Hong Kong

 India

 Indonesia

 Iran

 Japan

 Kazakhstan

 Kyrgyzstan

 Kuwait

 Malaysia

   Nepal

 Oman

 Pakistan

 Philippines

 Saudi Arabia

 Singapore

 South Korea

 Taiwan

 Thailand

 United Arab Emirates

 Vietnam

Europe[edit]

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.

 Albania

 Austria

 Czech Republic

 France

 Germany

 Hungary

 Iceland

 Ireland

 Malta

 Moldova

 Netherlands

 Norway

 Poland

 Romania

 Russia

 Spain

 Sweden

  Switzerland

 Turkey

 Ukraine

 United Kingdom

Oceania[edit]

 Australia

List of largest low-cost carriers[edit]

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 Republic of Ireland Ryanair 101.4 86.4 81.4 79.6 76.4 72.7 [1][2]
2 United Kingdom easyJet1 69.9 65.3 61.4 59.2 55.5 49.7 [3]
3 Malaysia Air Asia Group 2 50.6 45.6 42.6 34.1 29.9 25.7 [4][5]
4 Indonesia Lion Air Group 3 45.0 37.9 32.0 27.0 20.5 [6]
5 Brazil Gol Transportes Aéreos 27.1 25.7 21.0 15.0 13.6 10.9
6 India IndiGo 58 29.7 22.8 19.3 15.8 [7][8]
7 Norway Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA 25.8 24.0 20.7 17.7 15.7 13.0 [9]
8 Spain Vueling 24.8 21.5 17.2 14.8 12.3 11.0 [10]
9 Turkey Pegasus Airlines 22.3 19.7 16.9 13.6 11.3 8.6
10 Canada WestJet 20.2 19.6 18.5 17.4 16.0 15.2 [11]
11 Hungary Wizz Air5 19.2 12.0 11.2 9.6 7.8 5.8 [12]
12 Australia Jetstar 6 18.9 17.1 15.2 10.5 9.7 8.0
13 Philippines Cebu Pacific 7 18.4 16.9 14.4 12.3 10.5 [13]
14 United States Spirit Airlines 17.9 14.3 12.4 10.4 8.5 7.0 [14]
15 India SpiceJet 11.7 12.6 11.7 9.5 8.6 6.6 [15]
16 Netherlands Transavia 8 10.8 9.9 8.9 - - - [16]
17 United States Allegiant Air 9.4 8.0 7.1 6.6 6.1 5.9 [17]
18 United Arab Emirates flydubai 9.0 7.3 6.8 5.1 [18]
19 Vietnam VietJet Air 9 8.5 7.0 6.8 6.5 6.0
20 China Spring Airlines 7.9 7.6 6.6 6.7 5.8 5.3
21 United Arab Emirates AirArabia 10 6.8 6.1 5.3 4.7 4.5 [19]
22 United Kingdom Jet2.com 5.9 6.0 5.5 4.8 4.2 3.4 [20]
23 Thailand Nok Air 4.8 5.0 4.5 3.3 3.7 3.9
24 South Africa Mango 2.3 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3 [21]
25 Tanzania Fastjet 11 0.8 0.6 0.4 <0.1 [22]
26 Iceland Þagros Airlines 12 0.8 0.6 0.4 <0.1 [23]
Notes

Defunct low-cost carriers[edit]

Africa[edit]

 Algeria

 Morocco

 Mozambique

 South Africa

 Tanzania

 Zimbabwe

America[edit]

 Argentina

 Barbados

 Brazil

 Chile

 Canada

 Colombia

 Costa Rica

 Ecuador

 Mexico

 United States

 Uruguay

Asia[edit]

 Azerbaijan

 Bahrain

 Georgia

 Hong Kong

 Indonesia

 India

 Israel

 Japan

 Jordan

 Macau

   Nepal

 Pakistan

 Philippines

 Saudi Arabia

 Singapore

 South Korea

 Sri Lanka

 Taiwan

 Thailand

 United Arab Emirates

' Kuwait

Europe[edit]

 Albania

 Austria

 Belgium

 Bulgaria

 Cyprus

 Czech Republic

 Denmark

 Faroe Islands

 Finland

 France

 Germany

 Greece

 Iceland

 Ireland

 Italy

 Netherlands

 Norway

 Poland

 Romania

 Russia

 Serbia

 Slovakia

 Spain

 Sweden

 Ukraine

 United Kingdom

Oceania[edit]

 Australia

 New Zealand

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flybondi official website
  2. ^ "Indigo Partners acquires stake in Alas del Sur - report". ch-aviation. ch-aviation GmbH. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  3. ^ Vowles, Timothy M.; Lück, Michael (2016). "Low Cost Carriers in the USA and Canada". In Gross, Sven; Lück, Michael (eds.). The Low Cost Carrier Worldwide. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781317025054.
  4. ^ Jet Smart official website
  5. ^ "Smartavia войдет в лето с 15 воздушными судами, три из которых Airbus A320neo". ATO. 17 April 2021.