Our planned airlines, this list shows planned airlines that are yet to start any operations. Taken from our growing database of 20281 airlines, this list currently contains 176 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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Elit’Avia Asia is a planned business and private charter carrier to be based out of Hong Kong International (HKG). It is a...Hong Kong
Eurus Aviation is a planned business and private charter carrier to be based out of México City Benito Juárez International (MEX). It...Mexico
Firnas Airways has revised its launch plans yet again and conducted a demo flights on 31Jan2018 for investors. It started the certification...United Kingdom
FlightJoy Aviation is a planned business and private charter carrier based out of Guangzhou Baiyun International (CAN) –:–China
Fly Aqaba is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Aqaba King Hussein International (AQJ) –:–Jordan
Mozambique’s regulatory authority Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority (MCAA) has given the go-ahead in Jul2018 for three new airlines to apply for AOCs...Mozambique
Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana has announced plans to create a new low-cost subsidiary under the branding FlyArystan. It intended to start...Kazakhstan
FlyBosnia (ii) is a planned scheduled carrier that intends to launch out of Sarajevo International (SJJ) in summer 2018. Just days prior...Bosnia and Herzegovina
FlyCapri (Green Bay) is a Wisconsin-based start-up virtual carrier. It could also be called just Capri. It was founded on 01Aug2017USA
FlyYangYang was a proposed scheduled Carrier based at Yangyang International (YNY). It was renamed to FlyGangwon after being denied an operating license...South Korea
Flyservus is a virtual carrier based out of Crotone (CRV). It is the trading name of Common Sky, an Austrian based airline...Italy
Galaxy Aviation was established in 2006 offering various aviation services. Now moving into passenger charter & helicopter operations based out of Karachi...Pakistan
GCA Air was founded on 17Aug2017 as Gran Colombia Aviación and was renamed prior to starting. It intends to start operations in...Colombia
Genghis Khan Airlines aims to launch in as a scheduled carrier early 2019. Based out of Hohhot Baita International (HET) in Inner...China
Globaltrans Air will offer charter services using Beech King Air 200s out of Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International (SGN)....Vietnam
GoGreen Airways is a virtual airline based at Luton AIrport, UK hoping to use A.320 aircraft initially to Pakistan. Its CEO is...United Kingdom
Gran Colombia de Aviación is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Cali Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International (CLO). It intends to start...Colombia
Green Africa Airways, a new airline start-up founded in Lagos, has been granted an Air Services Licence (ASL) – It is a...Nigeria
Guardians Airline is a planned cargo airlines based out of Cheong Ju International (CJJ)South Korea
Guinea Airlines is planning to start scheduled services out of Conakry G’bessia International (CKY). It has now started that it will start...Guinea
Guyana Airways is yet another attempt to get the name flying. Based at Georgetown Cheddi Jagan International (GEO). Launch delayed until 3Q2018....Guyana
Gwadar Air is a planned virtual carrier to be based out of Gwadar (GWD). Gwadar Airlines formed with the cooperation of an...Pakistan
Hantong Aviation was established in Aug2016 by the Xuzhou municipal government with the aim of developing Xuzhou into a civil aviation hubChina
HelloFly is a planned virtual carrier to be based out of Salerno Pontecagnano (QSR) –:–Italy
Cargolux established Henan Cargo Airlines (Zhengzhou) from Cargolux China as a cargo carrier based out of Zhengzhou Xinzheng (CGO). It had planned...China
Hi Fly X Ireland is a planned passenger charter carrier based of Dublin International (DUB). It is a subsidiary of the Portuguese...Ireland
Honam Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Muan International (MWX) –:–South Korea
Imperial Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Bamako Sénou International (BKO). Hopes to start in 1Q2018Mali
Infinity Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Santiago de Chile Arturo Merino Benítez International (SCL). The new...Chile
Mexico’s Interjet plans to begin operations in El Salvador on 15Dec2018 with daily A.320 flights out of Mexico City International Airport –:–El Salvador
Iraqi Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier to based out of Baghdad International (BGW)Iraq
Iskwew Air is a planned passenger charter carrier to be based out of Vancouver International (YVR). It announced plans to launch operations...Canada
Island Helicopters (Land’s End) will launch a new scheduled helicopter service connecting St. Mary’s, in the Isles of Scilly, to Land’s End,...United Kingdom
Islands is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Papeete Faa’a (PPT). It intends to start in early 2018French Polynesia
Islandscharters is a planned cargo carrier based out of Quito Internacional (UIO)Ecuador
Jetlines had intended to start earlier but now looks like 2018. The airline has stated that the June 2018 start-up date will...Canada
JetSMART Argentina, having completed its Argentine certification drive in Dec2018, said in a statement that flights would commmence on 08Apr2019 with the...Argentina
Just Flight is the proposed carrier of the Royal Class jet charter operator based out of Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP)Argentina
K2 Airways is a planned passenger charter to be based out of Islamabad Quaid-e-Azam Int’l. it has been granted an Operator’s Licence...Pakistan
Karthala Airways is planned schedulad carrier to be based out of Moroni Prince Said Ibrahim International (HAH). It is currently in the...Comoros
Kherson Airlines is a planned passenger charter carrier based out of Kherson (KHE)Ukraine
Knightflight Airways intended to start services in early 2017 but did not. It is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Montego...Jamaica
Kush Air is a planned scheduled carrier to be based out of Entebbe/Kampala International (EBB) –:–Uganda
Kwacha Airlines has received an Air Services Licence (ASL) to operate both domestic and international passenger and cargo flights. It is hoping...Malawi
La Nova is a club airline based in Geneva offering scheduled regional flights. The airline has now delayed its launch until 2019...Switzerland
Lakestar Express is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Lilongwe Kumuzu International (LLW). It is a budget airline intending to start...Malawi