Start Up Carriers

Airline Overview

ABC Airways

Had planned to launch services in January 2014, initially connecting Bangalore with Bhubaneswar.Also considering services to Amritsar, Goa, Guwahati, Pune and Surat. Planning to operate three Embraer E-170s.
Adriatic Skyways Adriatic Airways are planning to launch charter flights from Dubrovnik to potential markets including Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Poland, Initially focussing on contracts with tour operators, local tourism agencies, hotels and governments. Later plans to operate domestic scheduled services, followed by international scheduled services.
AeroLap Paraguay Airlines AeroLap Paraguay Airlines plan to launch transatlantic scheduled services from Asuncion to Madrid Barajas in June 2014. The carrier will operate two Boeing 767-300ERs. 
AirAsia India AirAsia India is looking towards launching operations at the end of May. AirAsia India will initially operate A320-200 from Chennai International Airport
Air Croatia Air Croatia are planning to launch low cost operations on 14th June 2014 with services from Gothenburg - Split and Gothenburg - Zagreb using A319 aircraft
Air Go Airlines Egyptian Carrier Air Go Airlines plans to commence operations from Cairo International Airport to Jeddah, Kuwait, Gassim, Tabuk, Ta'if and Yanbu using A320's from 1st April
Air Kazakhstan Kazakhstan's Prime Minister stated that Air Kazakhstan will launch services in 2015, with the carrier to procure an initial ten aircraft from Bombardier for the launch of domestic services.
Air Pegasus Air Pegasus plan to launch operations from Bangalore in March 2014. Initially linking the southern  cities with ATR turboprop aircraft, Air Pegasus  plans to create similar hubs in Ahmedabad (West), Kolkata (East) and Delhi (North) going forward.
Alas Uruguay Alas Uruguay reportedly submitted a new business plan to the Uruguayan Governmet in the hope of launching services by 4Q2014. Alas Uruguay will replace the former national carrier PLUNA using CRJ900 and Boeing 737 aircraft.
Al Maha Airways Qatar Airways new Saudi airline Al Maha Airways plan to commence operations between mid 2014 and 3Q2014. Initially competing on domestic routes, Al Maha Airways will utilise their 10 strong Airbus fleet from Riyadh.
American West Jets American West Jets plan to acquire the AOC of defunct Ryan International Airlines and launch passenger services from a main base in Las Vegas and hubs in Orlando and San Bernadino to underserved destinations in Central America. Planned equipment is MD-80s followed by B747's
APEX Airlines Planning to launch domestic and regional services from Yangon using Airbus A320 family and ATR family aircraft.
Dobrolet Aeroflot's new LCC carrier Dobrolet plans to launch services from Moscow during Summer 2014 using Boeing- 737-800NG’s on popular routes to Perm, Saint Petersberg, Samara and Yekaterinburg
Dreamjet Created by Dreamjet Holdings, Dreamjet plan to launch all business class transatlantic services between Paris and New York utilising Boeing 757 aircraft
Eastern Airlines  Eastern Airlines Group  plans to commence services in Dec-2014 and take delivery of its first A320 aircraft in September 2014. The carrier, to be based in Miami, plans to provide charter services initially and then operate scheduled services after gaining at least USD100 million of capital from additional investors.
Epic Airways Planned Bangladesh-based airline established by former Regent Airways CEO Imran Asif. Epic unveiled its livery and plans to operate a fleet of Boeing 737s in March 2014.
Fastjet Zambia Fastjet Zambia are planning to launch domestic and international services from Lusaka in Summer 2014. The expected initial equipment is an Airbus A319
Flyafrica.com Privately-owned airline project, which originally planned to launch Pan-African regional and commuter services on 1 April 2014, intially from Harare. Planned initial equipment is five Boeing 737-500s.
Fly Blue Crane Based out of Cape Town, Fly Blue Crane plan to operate regional services to underserved routes. 
GOL Dominicana GOL Dominicana plans to launch operations in early 2014. A joint-venture between GOL Linhas Aereas Intelligentes and Dominican investors, GOL Dominicana plans to launch services from Santo Domingo to destinations in Latin America and the United States
Inter Island Airways Inter Island Airways plan to launch operations from March 2014. From Nadi International Airport, Inter Island Airways will operate a fleet of four Dornier 228 and one Dornier 328 to destinations such as Labasa, Savuvasu, Taveuni, Kadavu, Rotuma and Suva.
Jambojet Jambojet, Kenya Airways new LCC plans to commence operations on 1st April 2014. Based at Jomo Kenyetta International Airport, Jambojet will operate a fleet of two Boeing 737-300's initially to destinations such as Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret.
Jetlines Jetlines plans to launch services in Autumn 2014 with two A319's, expanding to 16 aircraft by 2017 using a fleet of A319's and A320's
Jiuyuan Airlines Juneyao Airlines' new Guangzhou-based joint venture, low cost carrier planning to launch services in August 2014. The airline plans to operate Boeing 737-800's
Kinda Airlines Kinda Airlines look to launch operations on May 1st and will operate Boeing 737-400 and A320 from Damascus International Airport. Initially serving the Middle East and Gulf region, Kinda Airlines plan to add ten international destinations which have not yet been specified.
Limitless Airways Limitless Airways is a Croatian start-up planning to launch operations with two A320-200s from Zadar Airport. 
Malawian Airlines Malawian Airlines launched operations from Lilongwe International Airport on 31st January 2014. Using 1 x Boeing 737-800 and 1 x Bombardier Dash 8 they operate to Johannesburg, Dar es Salaam, Lusaka and Harare. There are plans to also serve Luanda, Karonga and Mzuzi
MundiCanarias MundiCanarias plan to launch year-round scheduled passenger services connecting Madrid and other mainland cities with Las Palmas, Tenerife and other points in the Canary Islands from the spring of 2014. Planned initial equipment is two Airbus A320 family or Boeing 737 family aircraft. 
Nam Air Sriwijaya Air subsidiary, operating low-cost domestic and regional services from its Denpasar base. Services complement Sriwijaya Air and Nam Air plans to connect smaller towns across Indonesia to their provincial capitals. Nam Air will operate Boeing 737-500
New Gen Airways New Gen Airways will operate Boeing 767-300ER's and Boeing 737-400 out of Don Mueang International Airport and will focus on bringing Chinese tourists to Bangkok
Niger Airlines Niger Airlines intends to commence scheduled passenger operations with wet-leased Boeing 737-200 Advanced and Fokker 50 equipment on 7th April. Niger Airlines will be based in Niamey and operate services to Abidjan, Accra, Agades, Bamako, Cotonou, Dakar, Kano, Lagos, Lome, Maradi, Ouagadougou and Zinder.
NokScoot A joint venture between Nok Air and Scoot expected top launch services from Bangkok in 2014. The carrier will use B777-300's
Ohana by Hawaiian Ohana by Hawaiian are looking to commence operations during summer 2014. The carrier plansservices from Honolulu to Molokai and Lanai using ATR-42 aircraft.
Ruili Airlines Ruili Airlines plan to commence sscheduled passenger and cargo operations in April 2014. Using three Boeing 737NG's from Kunming Changshui Airport
SaudiGulf Airlines SaudiGulf are planning to launch domestic services initially connecting its Dammam base with Jeddah and Riyadh in the winter of 2015. Four A320ceo aircraft will be delivered in early 2015 which will be the first of 20.
Snowbird Airlines Snowbird Airlines will commence operations during summer 2014 using a single A320 aircraft. Based at Helsinki, Snowbird Airlines will compete on routes to Mediterranean destinations
Spring Airlines Japan Spring Airlines Japan plans to commence operations at the end of May 2014. Operating Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Narita International Airport, the airline will operate to Hiroshima, Saga and Takamatsu, eventaully looking at secondary cities in China and to Taiwan.
Sudamericana Sudamericana is an Ecuadorean start-up who will operate 737-500's, reportedly planning to launch operations from its Latacunga base during October 2014. Initially serving domestic destinations such as Manta, Guayaquil and Cuenca the carrier also plans to launch international routes to Cancun, Mexico City and Havana. 
Thai AirAsia X Thai AirAsia X will launch long haul operations out of Bangkok Don Mueang using a A330-300. Markets currently being considered include North Asia, Australia and Europe. Thai AirAsia X are looking to launch operations during Summer 2014
Thai VietJet Air Joint venture between Thai investors and VietJet Air, planning to launch low-cost services from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi utilising A320-200 aircraft.
Tigerair Taiwan Tigerair Taiwan is a joint-venture between China Airlines and Tiger Airways Holdings, planning to operate low-cost services from Taipei to destinations in Japan and South Korea with Airbus A320 aircraft
Transportes Aéreos Regionales Transportes Aéreos Regionales is a Mexican regional start-up, aiming to commence operations from March 2014. Based at Querétaro International Airport and utilising their E145 they plan to operate routes not currently served by larger carriers and within 90 minutes flying time
US-Bangla Airlines US-Bangla Airlines is a planned Bengladeshi airline planning to commence domestic flights from April 2014. The airline will operate two Dash 8/Q400 aircraft
VECA Airlines VECA Airlines is a Salvadoran start-up which is set for launch in April 2014. VECA Airlines has taken delivery of it's first A319 and have recently received their AOC
V Air TransAsia Airways' low cost subsidiary is planning to launch services on routes within five hours from Taipei using A320 aircraft. Planned start date is late 2014, early 2015 and likely destinations include Japan, Southeast and Northeast Asia

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