Our planned airlines, this list shows planned airlines that are yet to start any operations. Taken from our growing database of 21117 airlines, this list currently contains 390 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
… The Adriatic Croatia International Club (ACI) is in the process of establishing a commercial seaplane operator, ACI Air – with plans...Croatia
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
… AeroItalia (ii) was founded by aviation expert Francesco Gaetano Intrieri, who was advisor to the then Minister of Transport from 2018...Italy
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...United Kingdom
… Air Astra is being funded by a non-resident Bangladeshi from Japan. As per the rules, the airlines will get permission to...Bangladesh
… Air Atlanta Europe was established in 2020 by the Icelandic carrier, Air Atlanta. The Asian market is one that a Maltese...Malta
___ Air Bharata plans to connect tier 2 and tier 3 cities to metropolitan centres. Air Bharata intends to operate in North...India
… Air Bora Bora filed for its air carrier license and intends to get two ATR72s by Nov2022 for charter services and...French Polynesia
Nothing is known about Air Clipper at present except it intends to operate A.330 cargo services –:–South Korea
… The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) stated on 17Oct2021, that it is gearing up to launch a new aviation operation...DR Congo
… Air Connect is hoping to begin flight operations in operations in May2022. Tudor Zamfir Constantinescu has been the Chief Executive since...Romania
___ 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
… Air Kroton plans to launch domestic operations out of Crotone with two aircraft, one ATR72 and one 100-seat plane (TBA) –:–Italy
… French Polynesia Council of Ministers approved Air Moana an air carrier licence (LTA) in late 2021. 21 destinations could be served...French Polynesia
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...New Caledonia
… Local authorities from the city of Oradea and Bihor County in Romania officially launched the local airline Air Oradea on 30Sep2021.The...Romania
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...USA
Ajwaa Airlines was founded in 2020. It is hoping to start operations in 2Q2021 < passenger and charter carrier >Egypt
… Startup Akasa (the sky) is backed by legendary investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and will be run by former Jet Airways CEO Vinay...India
___ 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
… Aleutian Airways was to launch new nonstop service between Anchorage and Unalaska/Dutch Harbor in 3Q2021. The new air service, using SAAB...USA