Our restarting airlines, this list shows restarting airlines which are airlines looking to restart operations again. Taken from our growing database of 20461 airlines, this list currently contains 86 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.
KC International Airlines is scheduled carrier based out of Phnom Penh Pochentong International (PNH). It started operations on 28Aug2018. The airline has...Cambodia
KD Air was founded by Ketty and Diane Banke. Ceased operations in Apr2019 in order to upgrade their fleet and Ticketing Systems...Canada
Kush Air was established in 2010 and is a scheduled carrier based out of Juba (JUB). Kush Airs’ AOC was suspended on...South Sudan
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
–:– Med-View Airline was formed in 2007, mainly operating Hajj flights, but has offered domestic passenger services since Nov2012. Med-View Airline suspended...Nigeria
–:– Merpati Nasantara Airlines was officially constituted by the Indonesian Government on 06Sep1962 and launched services from Jakarta on 11Sep1962. It continued...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
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
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
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. It...Libya
Safi Airways was established in 2006 & launched services in Nov2007 with flights between Kabul and Sharjah. Operations suspended by AfCAA following...Afghanistan
–:– Simrik Airlines was founded in 2009. Launched scheduled services after helicopter operator Simrik Air acquired struggling carrier Guna Airlines in 2013....Nepal
–:– 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
Songbird Airways was formed as Sky King in Jul1990. Renamed to Songbird Airlines in Jun2015. Ceased operations 2017 & its AOC being...USA
TAC Airlines offered charter operations out of Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International (DAC). Appears to have ceased operations but hopes to restart –:–Bangladesh
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
Via Airlines was rebranded from Charter Air Transport (1998-2015). All flights are currently not active ~ scheduled and charter carrier based out...USA
ViaAir is virtual carrier based out of Orlando International (MCO), Florida. Began scheduled operations on 03Dec2014 with flights from Beckley to Charlotte...USA
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
–:– WOW air was founded in Nov2011 and commenced operations on 31May2012. On 24Oct2012, it acquired Iceland Express’ operations and network. WOW...Iceland