Cheap Airlines

Some airlines offer budget flights from one continent to another.

  • Ae-flag.png Air Arabia [1] has cheap flights from Sharjah to the Middle East, South Asia, North Africa and Turkey. They also have subsidiary or affiliated brands of Air Arabia Egypt and Air Arabia Maroc (Morocco) flying across from North Africa to the Middle East and South Asia (Pakistan).
  • My-flag.png AirAsia X [2] flies from Malaysia to Australia, China, Taiwan, India and used to fly European destinations at London-Stansted and Paris-Orly. Sadly AirAsia announced 12 Jan 2012 the cancellation of its European routes: Paris Orly, London Gatwick, Mumbai and Delhi.
  • Gm-flag.png AirBerlin [3], based in Germany, flies intercontinental to Asia, the Americas, and Africa
  • Ca-flag.png Air transat [4] is a charter airline that flies from Canada to points in Europe, Florida and some Caribbean countries.
  • Gm-flag.png Condor [5], based in Germany, flies to Europe and the Middle East, the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
  • Uk-flag.png Easyjet [6] operates flights from Great Britain and/or other European airports to Morocco, Canary Islands, Egypt, Turkey, Israel and Cyprus.
  • Ae-flag.png Fly Dubai [7] has flights from Dubai to the Middle East, South Asia (Indian Subcontinent), North & East Africa Africa, Russia and Eastern Europe.
  • Br-flag.png Gol [8] offers intercontinental flights to Panama, the United States and the Caribbean in North America from Brazil. Plans are underway to further expand in North America. They also include the Varig brand.
  • Ic-flag.png Icelandair [9] flies from Iceland to North America and Europe.
  • Mx-flag.png Interjet [10] based in Mexico, flies intercontinental to Colombia in South America.
  • Be-flag.png JetAirFly [11] flies from Europe to Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Dominican Rep., Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya, Algeria, Jordan, Thailand,
  • Us-flag.png Jetblue [12] flies from the United States to Colombia and Peru in South America.
  • As-flag.png Jetstar [13] is flying in East Asia, Australia, Oceania all the way to Hawaii (only U.S. destination).
  • Uk-flag.png Jet2 [14] operates flights form Great Britain to North America (New York USA) and within Europe. They offer more destinations as a packaged deal to include hotel with the flight and as a chartered.
  • Ku-flag.png Jazeera Airways is connecting airports from Kuwait to the Middle East, North Africa, South East Europe and South Asia.
  • It-flag.png Meridiana [15] operates flights form Italy to Africa, North America/Caribbean and within Europe.
  • Uk-flag.png Monarch [16] operates flights form Great Britain to Asia (Goa, India); Africa (Gambia & Egypt); North America/Caribbean (Florida USA and Tobago) and within Europe. They offer more destinations as a packaged deal to include hotel with the flight and as a chartered.
  • No-flag.png Norweigen Air Shuttle [17] operates long haul flights form Norway & Sweden to North America (USA) and Asia (Thailand).
  • Ie-flag.png Ryan Air [18] operates flights from Great Britain, Ireland and several European airports to Morocco, Canary Islands, Cyprus and Turkey.
  • Us-flag.png Spirit [19] flies from the United States to South America (Colombia and Peru) as well as to the Caribbean islands.
  • Sp-flag.png Vueling [20] flies from Spain to Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Gambia), Asia (Armenia, Turkey and Israel), and Europe.
  • Ic-flag.png Wow Air [21] flies from Iceland to North America (Washington & Boston in the USA and Toronto & Montreal in Canada) and Europe.
  • Us-flag.png Cheap Best Fares [22] based in Chicago, USA. Flies from the United States to South America, Canada, Europe, Asia.

Largest Low Cost Carriers[edit]

  • Us-flag.png Frontier Airlines – Low-cost airline based in Denver (Concourse A), with flights from Denver to most major cities throughout the country, particularly in the western United States. They also serve several Mexican resort destinations and to San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Mx-flag.png Interjet Airlines – Another low cost airline that have hubs in Toluca and Mexico City. They offer domestic service throughout Mexico and international flights to the U.S., Central America (Costa Rica & Guatemala), Colombia and Cuba. Since the demise of Mexicana they had picked up additional airport slots in the Mexico City Airport along with Volaris.
  • Us-flag.png JetBlue – All flights have DirecTV and wide leather seating for every passenger. Many flights are non-stop. Hubbed in New York JFK (Terminal 5) and Long Beach CA; with focus cities in Boston, Washington Dulles, Orlando, Austin, and Fort Lauderdale. They also offer international flights to South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
  • Ca-flag.png Porter Airlines Hubs in Ontario, ON. They offer domestic flights throughout eastern Canada (Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and New Brunswick). and international flights between northeastern United States (various cities) and Canada.
  • Us-flag.png Spirit Airlines Hubs in Fort Lauderdale; Orlando; Houston-Bush; Dallas-Fort Worth; Chicago-O’Hare; Detroit; Las Vegas; and Los Angeles. They offer VERY low fares (sometimes as little as $9 one way) but they charge extra for everything such as printing a boarding pass (you must do it online to avoid the fee), advance seating assignment, carry on bags, checked bags, drinks & snacks and everything else that one would expect to be included during the glory days of air travel. For those of you who had traveled throughout Europe & North Africa on Ryan Air you will find their business model very familiar. They also offer international flights to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America (Colombia and Peru).
  • Us-flag.png Southwest Airlines – By far the largest low-cost airline, and in terms of passengers carried, it’s nearly as large as any other American airline. No reserved seating. Boarding priority depends on how early you check in online (up to 24 hours before departure) or at the airport. They serve 94 destinations and have added U.S. routes and international service to Mexico, the Caribbean, Belize, and Costa Rica. They DO NOT publish their fares on other web sites—all bookings are done through their own web site at Southwest.com.
  • Us-flag.png Virgin America – Based in San Francisco, Virgin flies to Boston, Chicago, Austin, Dallas, New York and Washington, DC as well as to Seattle, Las Vegas and several destinations in Southern California, Florida and Cancun, Mexico.
  • Mx-flag.png Viva Aerobus Airlines – Hubs in Monterrey and headquartered in Nuevo Leon they offer domestic service throughout Mexico and limited international flights only to Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Las Vegas, and an international shuttle bus between the Cd Juarez Airport and El Paso.
  • Mx-flag.png Volaris Airlines – Hubs in Guadalajara, Toluca, Mexico City and Tijuana. They offer domestic throughout Mexico and international flights between the United States (various cities) and Mexico. Since the demise of Mexicana they had picked up additional routes and airport slots from the defunct Mexicana Airlines.
  • Ca-flag.png WestJet Airlines – Many Canadian destinations out of Calgary and service to the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean.

Discount airlines with more limited routes (including scheduled charter airlines):

  • Ca-flag.png Air Transat – A Canadian airline serving destinations in Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Florida.
  • Us-flag.png Allegiant Air – Mainly serving vacation destinations from small cities with limited airline service. Does not offer connecting flight service (focus cities in Las Vegas, Phoenix-Mesa, Bellingham, Orlando, St. Petersburg, and Fort Lauderdale).
  • Us-flag.png go! – Between the islands of Hawaii.
  • Streamline Air – commuter oriented weekday service between Boston-Hanscom (BED) and Trenton (TTN) near Philadelphia. Frequently the lowest priced option between the two cities, and both airports are small and well-linked to Boston and Philadelphia respectively.
  • Us-flag.png Vision Holidays – Mesa, Arizona, to North Las Vegas, plus Grand Canyon aerial tours. They used to offer limited scheduled flights in the southeast part of the U.S. but now the airline operates as a charter airline.
  • Us-flag.png Sun Country Airlines Hub in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.