Our restarting airlines, this list shows restarting airlines which are airlines looking to restart operations again. Taken from our growing database of 20384 airlines, this list currently contains 79 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
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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 Lao...Laos
LASA Líneas Aéreas is a scheduled carrier based out of Comodoro Rivadavia General E. Mosconi (CRD), Chubut. It was founded on 15Dec2017...Argentina
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 & launched services from Jakarta on 11Sep1962. It continued the...Indonesia
Natureair was formed in 1990 & operations started on 30Jun1991 as TravelAir. Noted as the world’s first carbon neutral airline (Scheduled domestic...Costa Rica
New Jatayu Air started operations on 10Apr2014. The Indonesian Transportation Minister suspended the flight permit for failing to meet plane ownership requirements....Indonesia
Norwegian Air Sweden is a scheduled carrier based out of Stockholm Arlanda (ARN). It was registered in 2017. The carrier obtained a...Sweden
OneJet was rebranded from PrimAir (2009 – 2014) & commenced operations in 2015. OneJet suspended all flights on 29Aug2018 and closed forward...USA
One-Two-GO was previously known as Cambodian International Airlines (1992*-1995)), but had to leave Cambodia. Udom Tantiprasongchai bought two B.727 -200s and used...Thailand
Palestinian Airlines was founded on 01Jan1995 & started a series of pilgrim charter flights to Jeddah on 10Jan1997. Launched scheduled services on...Palestine
Nil further at this time – PrivatAir was founded in 1977 as a corporate flying division of the Latsis family under the...Switzerland
PrivatAir Germany provided international scheduled and charter passenger business class services out of Dusseldorf International. It has its AOC withdrawn due to...Germany
Safi Airways was established in 2006 & launched services in Nov2007 with flights between Kabul and Sharjah. Operations suspended by AfCAA following...Afghanistan
Skytaxi is a business and private charter carrier based out of Friedrichshafen Bodensee (FDH). The airline was founded in 2007 by Rolf...Austria
Songbird Airways was formed as Sky King in Jul1990. Renamed to Songbird Airlines in Jun2015. Ceased operations 2017 & its AOC being...USA
Sterna Linhas Aéreas has been forced to temporarily suspend its operations due to an aircraft accident. Hopes to restart in 2017Brazil
TAC Airlines offered charter operations out of Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International (DAC). Appears to have ceased operations but hopes to restart –:–Bangladesh
Tajik Air (ii) was established as Stalinabad Aero-Centre on 03Sep1924 and became the Aeroflot Tajikistan Directorate. Renamed to Tajik Air Tajikistan Airlines...Tajikistan
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
The airline was founded in 1982 as Trans Island Air and rebranded as Trans Island Air 2000 in 2000. On 30Jun2004, the...Barbados
RUS Aviation (R4, Sharjah) set-up a new dedicated-freight subsidiary, Unique (Sharjah) in 2014. Although the carrier started operations in 2014, it seems...UAE
Waves was granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) by the Guernsey civil aviation regulator on 22Sep2017. It has started the soft launch...United Kingdom
West Wind Aviation was formed in 1983. Absorbed Osprey Wings in Dec2015. Transport Canada suspended West Wind Aviation’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC)...Canada
Western Air Express Texas was suspended by the FAA in Sep2016 but intends to restartUSA
Wisdom Airways was launched on 01Jun2017. It is a domestic carrier planning to operate inter-provincial flights from Chiang Mai. It took passengers...Thailand