Our planned airlines, this list shows planned airlines that are yet to start any operations. Taken from our growing database of 20711 airlines, this list currently contains 324 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.
Aerotranscargo NL was registered in Dec2020 and will be managed by a group of former Martinair and KLM-managers. In two years, ATC-NL...Netherlands
___ Kyrgyz Airlines Plus was a planned cargo carrier to be based out of Bishkek Manas (FRU). The carrier was re-registered on...Kyrgyzstan
Aer Lingus (Ireland) has set up a new subsidiary, Aer Lingus (UK) to operate to the USA from Manchester. It hopes to...United Kingdom
Aero Georgia Group is in talks with a European investor to raise the capital needed to set up the airline. The proposed...Georgia
–:– In Jul2018, at Farnborough Airshow, Peruvian Airlines made public plans to create a subsidiary named Aero Peru’ that would commence operations...Peru
Aerolinee Siciliane) planned to launch operations in 2020, backed by the Autonomous Sicilian Regional Government. It now aooears to be starting in...Italy
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
African Premier Airlines was founded in 2006 and is looking to obtain a Part 121 carrier license which is suitable for the...USA
Africana International Air Services is a planned cargo carrier to be based out of Entebbe/Kampala International (EBB) –:–Uganda
Businessman Joc Pečečnik, the founder of Interblock Gaming, which manufactures products for lottery games, plans to set up a new Ljubljana-based airline...Croatia
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
___ Air Bharata plans to connect tier 2 and tier 3 cities to metropolitan centres. Air Bharata intends to operate in North...India
Nothing is known about Air Clipper at present except it intends to operate A.330 cargo services –:–South Korea
___ WF Aviation has rebranded as Air Corail with its launch now delayed to May2021 due to the problem caused by the...Wallis and Futuna Islands
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 Demerara was incorporated in Jun2019 and is planning to launch in 2021 < operating international flights from Georgetown Cheddi Jagan...Guyana
___ air FISCHER plans to re-launch scheduled and charter services with two Boeing 737-700 aircraft. It was expected to commence operations in...Czech Republic
Nothing is known about Air Flo at present, except it has obtained B.717s ahead of an expected launch in 2021 –:–USA
Crowne Aerospace (Pty) Ltd, a company formed and registered in the Republic of South Africa has commenced the process of registering a...eSwatini
The Montenegrin government stated in Apr2021 that Air Montenegro is name to be used in place of ToMontenegro. The new carrier hopes...Montenegro
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 Oceania is a regional low-cost airline to be based out of Nouméa Magenta (GEA). A demonstration flight on an A220 aircraft...New Caledonia
Air Premia was founded as Airplumia on 27Jul2017 and renamed in May2018 without starting. Resubmitted application for international air transportation carrier license...South Korea
Air Safa is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Delhi Indira Gandhi International (DEL). It intended to start operations...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 Siem Reap has applied to provide passenger services out of Siem Reap Angkor International (REP). Start delayed until 2019 –:–Cambodia
___ Slovenian cargo airline Solinair (Slovenian subsidiary of Turkish cargo operator MNG Airlines), is seriously interested in establishing a new national airline...Slovenia
Swedewings was formed in 1985 and renamed to Swedewings Airways in 1989. Renamed again to Reguljair in 1999 and then to Nordic...Sweden
___ General Avia, based in Mendrisio TI , has submitted the Air Ticino brand to be registered. It been formed by Diego...Switzerland
Air71 plans to commence operations in the third quarter of 2021 with two B757-200(F)s. Air71 obtained a No Objection Certificate from the...Bangladesh
AirAsia Cambodia is the proposed AirAsia Group’s entry into the Cambodian market. It was originally slated for 2017 start but plans are...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
Airbahn, founded by Tariq M. Chaudhary, initially had its sights on a 2019 launch. However, amid a government shutdown and then the...USA
Ajwaa Airlines was founded in 2020. It is hoping to start operations in 2Q2021 < passenger and charter carrier >Egypt
___ Al Haya Aviation is a Kurdistan-based carrier that will specialise in regional operations based out of Erbil International (EBL). It was...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
AlisCargo Airlines originally tried to start as Alis Aerolinee Italiane in 2010. The carrier received its first aircraft (B777-200ER) in Jun2021 <...Italy
___ Alpha Tango Air is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Accra Kotoka (ACC). Initially delayed until 2019 but obviously...Ghana
Alpine Air is private aerial sightseeing tours and Air Taxi Services based out of Chania Ioannis Daskalogiannis International (CHQ) > –:–Greece
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