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 286 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.
___ 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
K-Air (2017) was rebranded as Aero K. Reapplied for a license in Sep2018 and had planned to start in 3Q2019. This had...South Korea
–:– In Jul2018, at Farnborough Airshow, Peruvian Airlines made public plans to create a subsidiary named Aero Peru’ that would commence operations...Peru
Aerolinee Siciliane) plans to launch operations in 2020, backed by the Autonomous Sicilian Regional Government < initially intends to operate services from...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
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
___ 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 Falcon was formed in 2015 and had hoped to start in 2019. It has now recived a B737-300(BCF) and is...Pakistan
___ 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
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 on27Jul2017 and renamed in May2018 without starting. Resubmitted application for international air transportation carrier license in...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 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
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
___ AirGotland was founded in 2020 as Nya Gotlandsflyget. On 28May2020, it was announced the new name AirGotland, after a name contest....Sweden
___ Airseven, a charter start-up under the leadership of former managers from JetTime and Primo Tours and of Copenhagen AirTaxi, plans to...Denmark
___ 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
___ 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
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
Little is known about Asas Linhas Aéreas except it is a cargo carrier that was established on 09/Dec/2016. It was hopeful of...Brazil
ASL Airlines UK was founded on 29Jul2020 by Ireland’s ASL Aviation Holdings < will offer cargo services based out of East Midlands...United Kingdom
___ AspenJet, which describes itself as a luxury, semi-private charter-jet service has been launched and hopes to begin non-stop flights to Aspen,...USA
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