Our planned airlines, this list shows planned airlines that are yet to start any operations. Taken from our growing database of 20437 airlines, this list currently contains 209 planned airlines that's updated frequently.
Some common reasons for an airline being listed as a planned airline are:
- They are applying / waiting for an air operators certificate ( Can take 6 - 12 months to obtain ).
- They are purchasing or leasing an aircraft ( Airlines can only do this once they have an air operators certificate ).
- They are waiting on funding from investors.
- The airline is still recruiting staff and pilots.
Lots of airlines make it to the planning stages but starting an airline from nothing is extremely tough. Out of the hundreds of airlines that reach the planned stages, very few airlines even manage to make it profitable.
Our list of planned airlines
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ACE-Belgium Freighters is a planned cargo carrier to be based out of Liège Bierset (LGG). It has been established by CAL Cargo...Belgium
Aer Southeast is a planned carrier that was set to commence operations out of the southeastern town of Waterford on 24Jul2017. It...Ireland
K-Air Aviation (2016 – 2017) was rebranded as Aero K ~ planned scheduled carrier based out of Cheong Ju International (CJJ) Planned...South Korea
AeroMéxico Private Jets is a business and private charter service to be based out of México City Benito Juárez International (MEX) –:–...Mexico
Aeroperu International has signed a MOI for the purchase of Sukhoi Superjet 100 in 2018. Not much else known –:–Peru
Afeef Zara Airways is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Karachi Quaid-e-Azam Jinnah International (KHI). It received its Regular Public Transport...Pakistan
Africana International Air Services is a planned cargo carrier to be based out of Entebbe/Kampala International (EBB) –:–Uganda
Air Albania is a planned virtual carrier based out of Tirana Rinas Mother Teresa (TIA) that was founded on 16May2018. The carrier...Albania
—:— Air Antwerp is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Antwerp Deurne (ANR). Set up by KLM Royal Dutch...Belgium
Air Daegu was a start-up LCC that did not commence operations as advertised in 2016 but intends to start in 2019 out...South Korea
Air Falcon is a planned scheduled regional carrier to be based out of Lahore Allama Iqbal International (LHE). It was formed in...Pakistan
air FISCHER was formed as Fischer Air on 26Jul1996 by & started operations on 30Apr1997. Renamed to Charter Air in 2005 to...Czech Republic
HOP! graphical tree [ – Hop! was formed on 31Mar2013 by the merger of Airlinair, Brit Air and Regional Air. In February...France
Air Lebanon is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Beirut Rafic Hariri International (BEY) –:–Lebanon
Northeast Airlines was planning to launch budget operations in the country’s north-east using a fleet of A320s. Has been rebranded to Air...China
Air Premia was founded as Airplumia and renamed in May2018 without starting. The airline is a planned scheduled carrier to be based...South Korea
Air Safa is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Delhi Indira Gandhi International (DEL). Intends to start operations in...India
Air Sahel is a proposed regional airline to serve five Sahelian countries in the biogeographic zone of Africa: Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali,...Sahel Countries
Air SGS, formerly known as SGS Airlines (ii), is a proposed Indian carrier to be based at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport....India
–:– Air Sial is a start-up launched by the business Community of Sialkot. Intended to start in late 2016 but then was...Pakistan
Air Siem Reap has applied to provide passenger services out of Siem Reap Angkor International (REP). Start delayed until 2019 –:–Cambodia
AirAsia Group has approached the Sri Lankan government over a proposed new budget carrier – AirAsia Sri Lanka (Colombo Int’l) – in...Sri Lanka
AirAsia Vietnam is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Hanoi Noibai International (HAN) –:–Vietnam
Al Haya Airlines is a Kurdistan-based carrier that will specialise in regional operations based out of Erbil International (EBL) –:–Iraq
Al Rafidain Falcon Airlines intends to start operations in mid-2019 –:–Iraq
Alas Mediterráneas is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Córdoba Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International (COR) –:–Argentina
Alexcina Airways is planned passenger charter carrier to be based out of Beirut Rafic Hariri International (BEY) –:–Lebanon
Alfa Air of Africa is a planned business and private charter carrier based out of Abidjan Felix Houphouet Boigny (ABJ). It was...Ivory Coast
Amaszonas Argentina is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) –:–Argentina
Andaman Airways is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Port Blair (IXZ). Andaman-based start-up carrier that it is in the process...India
Aquiline Austria is a planned cargo carrier to be based out of Innsbruck Kranebitten (INN) –:–Austria
Argenjet Aviación is a planned cargo carrier to be based out of Rosario Fisherton (ROS), Santa Fe. Did not start in 2018...Argentina
Arktika Airline is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Naryan-Mar (NNM). It appears to have been put on hold...Russia
ATA (Alpha Tango Air) is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Accra Kotoka (ACC). Seems to have delayed until 2019...Ghana
Athens Spirit is a planned passenger charter that is to be based out of Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International (ATH) ~ The airline...Greece
Atlantis Armenian Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Yerevan Zvartnots (EVN). It has delayed its start from...Armenia
Atmosphere Intercontinental Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier based out of London Stansted (STN). In the process of obtaining its AOC ~...United Kingdom
AURA is a planned virtual carrier that will be based out of Miami International (MIA). Florida. AURA will operate on a monthly...USA
Avinter is a planned scheduler carrier to be based out of Montevideo Carrasco (MVD). It intends to start operations in 4Q2019 –:–Uruguay
AZee Air is a planned cargo carrier to be based out of Almaty (ALA). It was established in 2018 and has already...Kazakhstan
–:– B&K Aero KZ is a planned passenger carrier to be based out of Kyzylorda –:–Kazakhstan
Malindo Air was founded on 11Sep2012 & commenced operations on 22Mar2013. Was due to be rebranded as Batik Air Malaysia in the...Malaysia
Berniq Fly is a planned scheduled carrier to based out of Benghazi Benina (BEN). It was founded in 2018 and received its...Libya
BLUairways is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Kraków John Paul II International (KRK). It was due to launch in...Poland
BlueSky Airlines plans to offer scheduled services to the Caribbean as well as Central and South America. The start-up planned to launch...Cayman Islands
Brascoota held a formal unveiling ceremony on 20Sep2016 at Lins airport in the state of São Paulo. Plans to to haul fresh...Brazil
Buenos Aires International Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Buenos Aires Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini (EZE). Buenos Aires International Airlines...Argentina
Ryanair Sun, announced on 14Mar2019 that it will rebrand as Buzz in autumn 2019, operating on a Polish Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC)...Poland
CargoLogic Germany is a planned cargo carrier to be based out of Leipzig/Halle (LEJ). It appears to have slipped into a 2019...Germany