Our restarting airlines, this list shows restarting airlines which are airlines looking to restart operations again. Taken from our growing database of 20690 airlines, this list currently contains 36 restarting airlines, list updated frequently.
Some of the reasons an airline could be listed as restarting are:
- Undergoing administrative and operational reforms.
- Aircraft undergoing repairs or maintenance.
- Airline trying to secure long-term funding.
Restarting airlines in this list can often take years to restart and in some cases, airlines never actually make restarting at all.
Our list of restarting airlines
To view more details about any of our listed restarting airlines, click on an airlines name. Clicking on a country name will show you more airlines from that selected country.
___ Air Pegasus started operations on 12Apr2015. Temporarily suspended flights with effect from 26Jul2016. Intended to resume scheduled passenger flights by 15Nov2016....India
Asian Wings’ first flight was on 27Jan2011, Yangon to Heho, Mandalay, Nyaung Oo, Sittwe and Thandwe operating two former Yangon Airways ATR72-212s....Myanmar
___ Blue Bird Aviation was founded in 2012. Ceased operations in 2017 due to the on-going hostilities in Yemen. Hopes to restart...Yemen
BlueSky Airways was launched on 09Jul2012 and flew its first commercial flight on 14Oct2012. Appears to have ceased operations but intends to...Botswana
Bulgarian Eagle was a passenger charter carrier based at Sofia International (SOF). It was a unit of Germania (ST, Berlin Schönefeld) specialising...Bulgaria
Fly Compass Service was a passenger charter carrier based out of Bucharest Baneasa (BBU). It was renamed to Buzz Aero in Apr2019....Romania
___ California Pacific Airlines, founded on 01Apr2009, had problems because of FAA license rejections. Headquartered on the grounds of McClellan-Palomar Airport in...USA
___ Connect Cargo started operations in 2019. The carrier appears to have suspended operations in Feb2020. The Brazilian CAA (ANAC) has revoked...Brazil
New Air & Tours was founded in 2006 and was rebranded as Enerjet on 20Oct2008 prior to start-up. It was awarded its...Canada
___ Fly Ernest was founded on 16Oct2015 and commenced service operations on 01Jul2016 with a three times weekly Tirana-Ancona service. Flights are...Italy
FirstNation Airways was formed by the staff of Bellview Airlines. Suspended operations on 02Sep2016. Restarted on 18Sep2016. The Airline’s AOC has been...Nigeria
Zimbabwe flyafrica first service was launched between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg on 17Jul2014. However operations were suspended since Oct2015, on removal of...Zimbabwe
___ flyGlobal Charter was formed on 18May2016. It was granted its air service permit (ASP by )Malaysian Aviation Commission on 28Jul2017 and...Malaysia
___ Helitours is the commercial air arm of the Sri Lanka Air Force and came into being in 1972. It is currently...Sri Lanka
___ Jet Asia was established in Dec2009. Awarded its air operator’s certificate in Oct2010 and Its first commercial flight was on 17Sep2011,...Thailand
–:– Ju-Air offered pleasure flights using Ju-52 aircraft. Unfortunately it suspended operations until further notice after a fatal accident on 04Aug2018. JU-Air...Switzerland
K-Air is a passenger charter carrier based out of Albenga (ALL). It was originally called Foxair (1999 – 2009). ENAC suspended K-Airs’...Italy
Kannithi Aviation Co. Ltd, operating as Kan Air, was founded in 2010. It was a domestic airline & operated charter and scheduled...Thailand
National Airways Gabon was an airline based in Libreville, Gabon. It operated passenger services. It was established and started operations in 2002,...Gabon
___ Lao Central Airlines was established as Phongsavanh Airlines using the assets of defunct carrier Lao Capricorn Air. Rebranded in Jul2011 as...Laos
LTA (Linea Turistica Aerotuy) was formed in 1982 & operations started on 30Jun1982 as Aerotuy. As of Jun2018, the airline ceased all...Venezuela
Mango Airlines (Mango MAT) had its license revoked in 2012. License was reinstated & airline is hoping to restartDR Congo
Merpati Nasantara Airlines was officially constituted by the Indonesian Government on 06Sep1962 and launched services from Jakarta on 11Sep1962. It continued the...Indonesia
Natureair was formed in 1990 and operations started on 30Jun1991 as TravelAir. Noted as the world’s first carbon neutral airline. The airline...Costa Rica
___ PenAir was founded in 1955 by Orin Seybert in Pilot Point, Alaska, was one of the oldest family owned airlines in...USA
PrivatAir Germany provided international scheduled and charter passenger business class services out of Dusseldorf International. It has its AOC withdrawn due to...Germany
REGIONAL 1 AIRLINES was renamed from WESTPOINT AIRLINES. Calgary based international and regional charter carrier. Regional 1 Airlines was rebranded as R1...Canada
–:– Rahila Air is a passenger charter carrier that was founded in 2016, based out of Tripoli Mitiga (MJI) using an A.320-200....Libya
–:– Sky Bahamas was formed in Apr1988 and started operations as Sky Unlimited on 05Sep1988. Renamed in 2006. Sky Bahamas has been...Bahamas
Skytaxi is a business and private charter carrier based out of Friedrichshafen Bodensee (FDH). The airline was founded in 2007 by Rolf...Austria
Taquan Air was established as Taquan Air Service in Aug1977, and started out flying an air taxi service between Ketchikan International Airport...USA
Thai Express Air was founded in May2013. It is a cargo carrier based out of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International (BKK). Ceased operations hopes...Thailand
RUS Aviation set-up a new dedicated-freight subsidiary, Unique (Sharjah) in 2014. Although the carrier started operations in 2014, it seems to temporarily...UAE
–:– Via Airlines was rebranded from Charter Air Transport (1998-2015). Via Airlines filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to pilot shortage...USA
ViaAir is virtual carrier based out of Orlando International (MCO), Florida. Began scheduled operations on 03Dec2014 with flights from Beckley to Charlotte...USA