Our restarting airlines, this list shows restarting airlines which are airlines looking to restart operations again. Taken from our growing database of 20711 airlines, this list currently contains 42 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.
AHS’s charter license was first issued in 2011 after it had obtained a No Objection Certificate (NOC) (a legal requirement signifying government...Pakistan
The Air Deccan unit of Deccan Charters re-launched on 23/Dec/2017 with an aim of augmenting the government’s UDAN Regional Connectivity scheme. Air...India
___ 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
Azman Air was established in 2010 by businessman Abdulmunaf Yunusa Sarina. Operations were launched on 15/May/2014 from Kano. Azman Air suspended its...Nigeria
BinAir was formed in 1996. As of 29/Oct/2018, Bin Air’s air operator’s certificate was suspended by the Luftfahrtbundesamt. Ch-aviation reporting that BinAir...Germany
___ 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
ECAir was created with the support of the Congolese Government in 2011. Operations started on 24/Sep/2011. Forced to suspend all operations after...Republic of Congo
New Air & Tours was founded in 2006 and was rebranded as Enerjet on 20-Oct-2008 prior to start-up. It was awarded its...Canada
FirstNation Airways was formed by the staff of Bellview Airlines. Suspended operations on 02Sep2016. Restarted on 18Sep2016. The Airline’s AOC has been...Nigeria
flyBAIR is a virtual carrier that was founded on 29/Oct/2019 and it originally intended to launch operations on 02/May/2020. The carrier operated...Switzerland
___ 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 Airways was formed 01Apr1992 and started operations on 05/May/1993. Jet Airways announced that it will suspend all operations at the end...India
___ 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
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
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
orange2fly was established in Sep2015 and took delivery of its first aircraft, an A.320-200, in Jun2016. The carrier started operations on 20Jul2016....Greece
___ 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
Queen Bilqis Airways is a privately-owned carrier that has been on the drawing boards since 2013. The carrier received certification in Dec2016....Yemen
Regional 1 Airlines was renamed from Westpoint Airlines (founded in Aug2003). Regional 1 Airlines was rebranded as R1 Airlines in 2014. On...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
___ Rayyan Air was founded in Jan2009. Hold Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority air operator certificate alongside charter licence for passenger, cargo and...Pakistan
Scanda Sky operated its inaugural charter flight from Ipoh to Guangzhou on 27-Nov-2019. The carrier suspended operations in Dec2019 but says it...Malaysia
–:– 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
Taos Air was founded in 2018 and started operations on 20Dec2018. The ongoing pandemic prompted the cancellation of service for the 2020–2021...USA
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 ceased operations but had hoped to restart in 1Q2019. Obviously Covid-19 has delayed the...Thailand
TUS Airways was the first Cypriot airline founded since the dissolution of Cyprus Airways. The airline was established in Jun2015 and was...Cyprus
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
ViaAir is virtual carrier based out of Orlando International (MCO), Florida. Began scheduled operations on 03Dec2014 with flights from Beckley to Charlotte...USA