Our planned airlines, this list shows planned airlines that are yet to start any operations. Taken from our growing database of 21824 airlines, this list currently contains 277 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
To view more details about any of our listed planned airlines, click on an airlines name. Clicking on a country name will show you more airlines from that selected country.
♦ Nothing else is known about 7 Air at present except is intending to commence services in Feb2024 next year, using a fleet...USA
♦ 7Star global hangar, the first private and independent aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) in West and Central Africa announced to...Nigeria
Aberdair Aviation Uganda applied for an Air Services License (ASL) in early 2022. Nothing further is known at the moment –:–Uganda
… The Adriatic Croatia International Club (ACI) is in the process of establishing a commercial seaplane operator, ACI Air – with plans...Croatia
♦ Aerala was set up on 26Oct2021 by former Interjet bosses with the intention of providing passenger, cargo, parcel, and mail aerial...Mexico
♦ President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that the active and retired workers of Mexicana de Aviación have already accepted that the...Mexico
African Premier Airlines was founded in 2006 and is looking to obtain a Part 121 carrier license which is suitable for the...USA
♦ Aglow Air Cargo has started the regulatory approval process required to obtain an air operator certificate for freighter operations. Aglow is...Nigeria
Air Alderney is a proposed airline to serve the island of Alderney, part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the Channel Islands.The...United Kingdom
♦ DAL Group, and Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier operator, today announced the planned...Sudan
… Air Bora Bora filed for its air carrier license and intends to get two ATR72s by Nov2022 for charter services and...French Polynesia
♦ Air Cahana aims to focus on operating sustainable flights and placed an order for 250 hydrogen-electric engines with ZeroAvia in Jun2023....USA
♦ Nothing at all is known about Air Colombo at present < planned passenger charter carrier > ♦Sri Lanka
♦ Air Congo is a proposed airline, is co-owned by the DRC government and Ethiopian carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, that is set to...DR Congo
… The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) stated on 17Oct2021, that it is gearing up to launch a new aviation operation...DR Congo
The Georgian air market is expanding with a new local airline company – which plans to operate under the brand of Air...Georgia
♦ Air Haifa is a planned low cost airline to be based at Haifa Airport (HFA), in the north of Israel. Israeli...Israel
Crowne Aerospace (Pty) Ltd, a company formed and registered in the Republic of South Africa has commenced the process of registering a...eSwatini
♦ Air Iveria intends to offer flights from the capital city of Tbilisi using A.320 aircraft in 2Q2024, but no specific details...Georgia
… Air Kroton plans to launch domestic operations out of Crotone with two aircraft, one ATR72 and one 100-seat plane (TBA) –:–Italy
♦ The government of Malta announced on on 02Oct2023 it will formally close down Air Malta on 30Mar2024 and launch a new...Malta
♦ Air Samarkand will start operating regular commercial flights to a number of foreign destinations from Samarkand International Airport in early 2023,...Uzbekistan
♦ In 2022, a Nigerian carrier, Xejet, and the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone have signed a Memorandum of Understanding...Sierra Leone
♦ Air Tashkent secured AOC in late 2022 and has acquired an A330. Nothing else is known at this timeUzbekistan
♦ Little else is known about Air Transport Dominicana at this time, except it is targeting cargo operations utilising an Antonov An-24...Dominican Republic
♦ Air Tuvalu, the National Airline of Tuvalu, took delivery of first DHC-6-300 in April2023, and is looking to start operations in...Tuvalu
♦ Air ZARA Airways plans to operate direct passenger flights from Toronto, Canada to major Pakistani cities including Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad....Canada
♦ AirAsia Cambodia is the proposed AirAsia Group’s entry into the Cambodian market. It was originally slated for a 2017 start and...Cambodia
♦ Air Japan was established as World Air Network on 29Jun1990 and started operations on 30Jun1990 but ceased operation in Sep1995. On...Japan
♦ airmaster is a newly established non-scheduled airline planning to commence charter cargo operations using B.737-800 aircraft ♦Egypt
♦ Airwaze has already taken the 2 A320 (ex-Aegean), which were registered with a Maltese registry temporarily. Nothing else is known at...Cyprus
♦ AirAsia India was formed on 28/Mar/2013 and it received its AOC on 07/May/2014. The carriers’ inaugural flight took off on 12/Jun/2014...India
♦ AlphaSky has taken delivery of its first B737-400(F) and will soon provide cargo services in the Caspian Sea region ♦Kazakhstan
♦ Amazon Air is a new airline belonging to the AerCaribe Group whose purpose will be to connect the Colombian Amazon to...Colombia
♦ Angel Airways, whose major shareholder is Guyana-based businessman, Jayson Aaron, chief executive officer of Aaron Royality Inc, plans to operate a...Suriname
♦ Anivia Servicos Aéreos was founded on 01Jan2019 and is being structured by entrepreneurs linked to Total Express, a well-known logistics company...Brazil
♦ Little is known about Al-Anaka Aviation which will be trading as Anqa Airways, The company is owned by Fouad Arkhees and...Libya
Arabesque is the working name of a start-up. Arabesque is a multinational boutique airline serving high-end leisure market with scheduled services <...UAE
Little is known about Arad Air except they are commencing certification with a view to a 1Q2022 start –:–Iran
♦ Founded in 2004, Synergy Aviation’s Air Operator’s Certificate, issued by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority, enables it to provide commercial...United Kingdom
Ashanti Airlines (updated) was formed in 2018 and received its Air Carrier License (ASL) in 2019 for domestic, regional and international operations. Ashanti...Ghana
♦ Asia Atlantic Airlines (ii) has applied for Air Operator Certificates (AOC) in Thailand to commence commercial flight services this year “could...Thailand
♦ Pionair Australia was formed as Pionair Australia (2000) in 2000 as an offshoot of Pionair NZ. It was renamed to Skyforce...Australia
♦ On 19May2023, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, Adriana Mira , and the Commercial Director of ASL Airlines, Todd...El Salvador
… AVA Airways had hoped to secure its AOC and launch during the second half of 2017 with flights from Santo Domingo...Dominican Republic
♦ Family Airlines was founded in Sep1992 but was denied a license by the DOT to operate scheduled interstate flights out of...USA
♦ Due to various reasons the concensus appears to be that AviaROMA is not going to start operationsItaly
♦ Avion Express, a company that belongs to the European group Avia Solutions, announced on 09May2023 that it will open a subsidiary...Brazil