A comprehensive list of all the low-cost airlines in the world

A comprehensive list of all the low-cost airlines in the world

You don’t have to pay lots of
money to travel. Just think of it: there are airlines all over the world that
sell their tickets for a price that is lower than that of an intercity bus!
Bright Side has compiled a
comprehensive list of the largest low-cost airlines in the world that will take
you wherever you wish for a really humble compensation. Don’t forget to add it
to your bookmarks!
American low-costers

  • Southwest Airlines — the
    largest low-cost airline in the world by the number of passengers carried.
    Flights within the US and the Caribbeans.
  • JetBlue — a low-cost American
    airline that has the highest ratings among US airlines, and the only four-star
    air carrier in the country.
  • Alaska Air — cheap flights to
  • Island Air — inexpensive
    flights to Hawaii.
  • Virgin America — low costs for
    flights between the big cities of the West and East Coasts.
  • Fly Frontier — a regional
    American low-coster.
  • Spirit — another US
  • Sun Country — and yet another
    American low-coster.
  • WestJet — a Canadian low-cost
    airline and the second largest air carrier in the country. It makes more than
    380 daily flights to airports in Canada, the USA, Mexico, and the Caribbeans.
  • Sunwing Airlines — a Canadian
    low-coster with flights to the Caribbeans, Canada, and the USA.
  • Porter Airlines — another
    Canadian low-coster with regular flights between Canada and the USA.
  • Viva Aerobus — cheap flights
    from Mexico, owned by Ryanair.
  • Volaris — an internal Mexican
  • InterJet — a Mexican low-cost
    airline. It makes both domestic and international flights to the Caribbeans and
    Central, North, and South America.
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines — a
    cheap Brazilian airline with flights all over the world — distant travels are
    still quite pricey, though. However, there are regular cheap flights from
    Portugal and Spain to Latin America.
  • EasyFly — a Colombian
  • Avianca — and another
    Colombian one.
  • TAME — cheap flights from
  • LATAM — one of the largest
    airlines in South America, based in Chile with flights over Latin America,
    Australia and Oceania, the USA, and Europe. Also, it’s the only air carrier
    that makes flights to Easter Island.
  • Virgin Australia — a little
    bonus — an Australian low-cost airline. It was founded by an English
    businessman named Richard Branson, and it arranges flights all over the world.
European low-costers

  • Ryanair — by far the largest
    and cheapest low-coster in Europe where you can buy tickets in advance for a
    price of 5-10 euros.
  • EasyJet — a British low-cost
    airline, one of the biggest air carriers in Europe with flights to more than
    300 destinations.
  • Norwegian Air — flights within
    Europe and to the USA from Scandinavian cities. It’s the third largest low-cost
    air carrier in Europe by the air fleet and carrying capacity after Ryanair and
  • Volotea — an Italian
    low-coster. Volotea has its own feature: you can register on their website and
    get 10 euros on your account; then you can invite friends and receive an
    additional 10 euros for each of them. The airline often makes sales with flight
    prices of 5-10 euros.
  • Germania — for travelers
    within Germany.
  • Helvetic — a Swiss low-coster.
  • Ukraine International Airlines
    — here you can often find good prices for flights to Europe and Asia.
  • Anadolujet — a member airline
    of Turkish Airlines that arranges flights within Turkey and Northern Cyprus.
  • Sun Express — a link between
    Turkey and German-speaking countries.
  • Corendon — a Turkish
    low-coster based in Antalya with many flights to Germany.
  • Transavia — a Dutch low-cost
  • Aer Lingus — an Irish
    low-coster with flights to 190 cities, including the USA and Asia.
  • Blue Air — a Romanian
  • Israir Airlines — an Israeli
    low-coster with flights to Europe.
  • Flybe — the largest
    independent regional air carrier in Europe that makes flights over 150 routes
    to 55 airports. It’s based in England.
  • Jet2 — a British low-coster.
  • Monarch — another small
    British low-cost airline.
  • XL Airways — cheap flights to
    warm countries.
  • Thomson — a popular British
    low-cost air carrier.
  • WOW Air — yet another British
  • Virgin Atlantic — a long-haul
    British low-coster with flights to North America, the Caribbeans, Africa, the
    Middle East, Asia, and Australia, with the main hub in London.
Asian low-costers

  • Air Asia — a Malaysian
    low-cost air carrier with the long-achieved status of the best low-coster in
    the world and the largest one in Asia.
  • Tiger Air — a
    Singapore-Australian based low-cost airline. A good option to get to Australia
    with a transfer in Asia.
  • Nok Air — a Thai low-cost air
    carrier based in Bangkok. The company got its name from the Thai word for
  • Jet Airways — the second
    international air carrier in India. Its planes make about 400 flights to 64
    airports daily.
  • IndiGo — a private Indian
    airline for domestic flights and a laureate of the ’Best domestic low-cost air
    carrier’ award.
  • SpiceJet — a large Indian
    low-coster with domestic and international flights (Afghanistan, Thailand, Sri
    Lanka, Oman, and the Maldives).
  • Air India Express — a low-cost
    Indian airline with headquarters in Mumbai. It carries passengers from airports
    in India to the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
  • Go Air — a low-cost Indian
    airline based in Mumbai. It makes over 100 flights daily.
  • Vanilla Air — a Japanese
    low-cost air carrier with flights over Japan and to Taiwan and Hong Kong.
  • Solasead Air — a Japanese
    carrier that has recently announced discounts of 65% to foreign tourists,
    making it the first airline ever to offer discounts to tourists from other
  • Flypeach — a Japanese
    low-coster with flights over Japan and to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.
  • Air Do — domestic flights
    within Japan.
  • Sky Mark — another Japanese
  • Star Flyer — a ’hybrid’
    Japanese airline — it’s somewhere in the middle between low-costers and regular
    airlines in terms of service.
  • Fire Fly — a Malaysian
    low-cost airline with flights to Indonesia and Thailand, but it also has
    flights to London and New Zealand.
  • JetStar — cheap flights to
    Asia and Australia.
  • Cebu Pacific — the largest air
    carrier of the Philippines and a low-coster.
  • Air Swift — a tiny Filipino
    airline that only has flights to three cities — Manila, Cebu, and El Nido.
  • Citi Link — a low-coster
    connecting 23 cities in Indonesia.
  • Lion Air — the largest private
    airline in Indonesia with flights to 126 destinations in Indonesia, Singapore,
    Vietnam, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia.
  • Jeju Air — a South Korean
    low-cost air carrier.
  • Jin Air — another airline of
    South Korea.
  • Dragon Air — a Hong Kong
    airline that makes regular passenger flights to 44 destinations in 13 countries
    in the Asia-Pacific Region.
  • Mihin Lanka — a low-coster
    from Sri Lanka with flights within Hindustani countries, Persian Gulf
    countries, Southeast Asia, and East Africa.
  • CH.com — a Chinese low-coster.
  • China United — a private
    Chinese company that makes regular and charter flights within the country.
  • Juneyao Airlines — another
    Chinese domestic low-coster.
  • Lucky Air — and yet another
    Chinese domestic airline.
  • Scoot — a Singaporean low-cost
    air carrier with flights all over Asia.
  • Air Blue — a Pakistani
    commercial airline.
  • Shaheen Air — regular and
    charter passenger and freight flights between big cities of the Persian Gulf.
  • VietJet Air — an international
    low-coster in Vietnam.
  • Bahrain Аir — an airline in
    Bahrain with flights to Turkey, Egypt, India, and the Middle East.
  • Jazeera Airways — a low-coster
    from Kuwait.
  • NAS Air — a Saudi Arabian air

African low-costers

  • Fastjet — a British low-cost
    airline making flights to Africa.
  • Mango — a South African
    low-cost air carrier.
  • Kulula — another South African
    airline with low prices and flights all over the continent.
  • Fly540 — flights over Kenya,
    Tanzania, and South Sudan.
  • Jambojet — a young Kenyan
    low-cost air carrier.
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.