Our active airlines, this page shows our list of active airlines that are still operating globally today. Taken from our growing database of 20711 airlines, this list contains 3118 active airlines that’s updated frequently.
Some of the oldest active airlines in this list include:
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – Founded in 1919, KLM is the oldest active airline in the world still using its original name.
- Avianca – Originally founded as SCADTA in 1919, Avianca is the second oldest active airline.
- Qantas – Originally founded as a charter company in 1920, Qantas is currently the third oldest active airline.
Our list of active airlines
To view more details about any of our listed active airlines, click on an airlines name. Clicking on a country name will show you more airlines from that selected country.
___ Air Canada Express is a brand name under which two regional airlines operate feeder flights for Air Canada. At present Jazz...Canada
___ American Eagle is an American brand name for the regional branch of American Airlines, under which six individual regional airlines operate...USA
___ Delta Connection was founded in 1984. It is a regional airline brand name for Delta Air Lines, under which a number...USA
___ QantasLink’s origins as a single brand for Qantas’ regional airline subsidiaries go back to Oct1993, when Qantas acquired Australian Airlink and...Australia
___ United Express is the brand name for the regional branch of United Airlines, under which seven individually owned regional airlines operate...USA
21 Air was formed on 25Feb2014 in Greensboro, NC. The airline previously operated as a virtual cargo carrier, operating under Dynamic Airways’...USA
2Excel Aviation was founded in 2005 by two Royal Air Force pilots, Andy Offer and Chris Norton ~ Business and charter carrier...United Kingdom
2Go was formed by Aboitiz and A Soriano and started operations on 28Jan1988 as Aboitiz Air Transport. Renamed to 2Go in 2004...Philippines
2nd Arkhangelsk United Aviation Division was formed in 1935. Regional passenger services that is the oldest operating airline in Russia’s north based...Russia
40 Mile Airways was founded by Charles Warbelows in 1959 specialising in Alaskan wilderness trips out of Fairbanks, AlaskaUSA
748 Air Services was formed in 1994 by a small group of individuals committed to meeting the needs of non-governmental organizations operating...Kenya
9 Air started operations on 02Dec2014 after being renamed from Jiu Yuan Airlines (2013-2014)China
AB Aviation was established in 2010 (provides scheduled daily flights between the Comoros Islands and some destinations in the subregion)Comoros
AbaBeel Aviation was founded in 2004 as an international charter cargo carrier based out of Khartoum –:–Sudan
Aberdair Aviation is a Addis Ababa Bole International Airport based passenger charter carrierEthiopia
Aberdair Aviation is a Nairobi Wilson Airport based passenger charter carrierKenya
Aberdeen Flying Service was formed in 1946 by James L. Caven. Aberdeen Flying Service is a full service FBO, providing services ranging...USA
Abu Dhabi Aviation was established & began as a helicopter operator on 15Mar1976, fixed wing services started in 1991UAE
ABX AIR was formed in 1968 when AIRBORNE of CALIFORNIA and PACIFIC AIR FREIGHT of Seattle merged to form AIRBORNE FREIGHT CORPORATION....USA
Abyssinia Flight Services was formally launched as the first certified air charter aompany in Ethiopia in Apr1999. Based out of Addis Ababa...Ethiopia
Ace Air Cargo was formed as Yutana Airlines in 1987 & operations started on 30Jun1987. Renamed to Alaska Central Express in 1994...USA
ACM Air Charter was founded in 1992 and operations started a year later < charter carrier based out of Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport >...Germany
Acropolis Aviation is a Farnborough based private business carrier operating under a UK Civil Aviation Authority EASA Air Operator Certificate –:–United Kingdom
Across was founded in 2009 as a business and private charter carrier based out of Toluca Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos International (TLC)...Mexico
ACSA (Air Century) was founded by Captain and Pilot Omar Chahin on 01Mar1992. Commenced operations in Mar1992Dominican Republic
Ad Astral Aviation was founded in 1986. The charter airline branch of the company operates across Western Australia on mining contract flights...Australia
AD Aviation Aircharters is a charter service based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi. It was formed in 1970Kenya
Adagold Aviation was founded in 1992 by Mark Clark < providing nonscheduled air transportation services based in Queensland > –:–Australia
Adlair Aviation was founded in 1983 to provide charter service to communities in the Kitikmeot Region, NWTCanada
Adriafly is offering charter flights from Switzerland and Germany to Kosovo and MacedoniaGermany
ADSM – Alas de Socorro de México is a passenger charter carrier based out of Oaxaca Xoxocotlán International (OAX). It is an...Mexico
Advance Aviation was established in 2007 as a VIP Helicopter Charter in Thailand with nationwide charter network in Bangkok – Phuket –...Thailand
Advantage Helicopters is a charter carrier based out of Vernon,British ColumbiaCanada
Aegean Airlines was renamed from Aegean Cronus Airlines after the full integration of the two airlines. ACA was the name given to...Greece