Start Up Carriers

Airline Overview
Adriatic Skyways Adriatic Airways are planning to launch charter flights from Dubrovnik using aircraft operated by Dutch AOC holder Denim Air.
Al Maha Airways Al Maha Airways aims to be a world-class regional carrier offering passengers a highly efficient and engaging travel experience. The new airline is planning to launch operations in 2015, from its initial base in Jeddah using a fleet of brand new A320 aircraft in a two class configuration. To begin with Al Maha Airways will focus on the domestic Saudi market, which is currently under-served; within five years it will have a fleet of 50 aircraft including widebodies. While Qatar Airways is a shareholder in Al Maha Airways, the carrier is an independent Saudi airline registered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 
Alas Uruguay Alas Uruguay will replace the former national carrier PLUNA using Boeing 737 aircraft. Operations are planned to launch in the second half of 2015.
Albanian Airways Albanian Airways is a start up carrier planning to operate A320 aircraft on routes out of Tirana to Europe and beyond.
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 B747s
APEX Airlines Commenced regional services from Yangon in summer 2015.
Bishwo Airways Bishwo Airways is a newly established airline based in the city of Kathmandu, Nepal. It intends to serve international flights between Nepal and Middler Eastern, Asia Pacific and South East Asia cities. Bishwo Airways plans to commence operations in January 2015 using 2 A330-200.
BlueSky Airways BlueSky Airways is a new carrier based in Botswana. The airline aims to start operations this year, 2015, utilising B737 to fly domestic and regional routes.
Dominican Wings Dominican Wings is a new start up carrier, based at San Domingo Las Americas Airport and backed by Lithuania's Avion Express. It took delivery of its first A320 in 2Q 2015.
Eastern Air Lines  Eastern Air Lines is based in Miami and has already commenced charter operations between Florida's largest city and destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America. It aims to start scheduled operations in 2016.
Epic Air Planned Bangladesh-based airline established by former Regent Airways CEO Imran Asif. Epic unveiled its livery and plans to operate a fleet of Boeing 737. As at August 2015, the airline had yet to begin operations but hopes to be in position to do so in the near future.
Flymojo Owned by the Malaysian government, Flymojo is a planned regional carrier to be based out of Senai International Airport with a secondary hub at Kota Kinabalu International Airport. The carrier is planning to order at least 20 Bombardier CS100 jets.
Jetlines Jetlines, Canada's Ultra Low Cost Airline plans to launch services using B737 Max aircraft once it secures the necessary regulatory approvals. It anticipates its key hubs to be at Hamilton, Winnipeg and Vancouver.
Jiuyuan Airlines Jiuyuan Airlines is the low-cost subsidiary of Juneyao Airlines and plans to exploit the low cost market in China's Pearl Valley delta region. 
Qazaq Air Qazag Air is a new Kazakhstani airline planning to launch operations during the second half of 2015. The carrier will operate Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft on regional routes.
SaudiGulf Airlines SaudiGulf Airlines are planning to launch domestic services initially connecting its Dammam base with Jeddah and Riyadh in the winter of 2015. Four A320neo aircraft will be delivered in early 2015 which will be the first of 20.

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