Start Up Carriers

Airline Overview
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.
Air Croatia Air Croatia are planning to launch low cost operations on 18th December 2014 with services from Zagreb - Bucharest, Helsinki, Dusseldorf, Milan, Rome, Prague and Stockholm using A319 aircraft
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 4Q2014. 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.
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 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.
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.
Apsara International Air Apsara International Air is a Cambodian start-up based at Phnom Penh Pochentong Airport. The carrier plans on launching domestic and international services to China by the end of 2014.
Bassaka Air Bassaka Air is a Cambodian start-up who are looking at launching charter services from Phnom Penh Pochentong Airport into the chinese market. Bassake Air will commence operations in Dec-2014 using 2 A320 aircraft
Bishwo Airways

Bishwo Airways is a new premium hybrid airline based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It intends to serve international flights between Nepal and Middle East, Asia Pacific and South East Asia. Bishwo Airways plans to commence operations from end of January 2015 with wide body Airbus A330-200

Dominican Wings Dominican Wings is a new start up carrier, based at San Domingo Las Americas Airport. Commencing in Nov-2014, the carrier will operate a single service to Buenos Aires. Dominican Wings also has plans to operate weekly services to Mexico City and Guadalajara. The carrier will operate a single A320.
Eastern Air Lines  Eastern Air Lines  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 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 737s in 4Q2014
Jetlines Jetlines, Canada's Ultra Low Cost Airline plans to launch services in Q2 2015 with two A319's, expanding to 16 aircraft by 2017 using a fleet of A319's and A320's
Jiuyuan Airlines Jiuyuan Airlines is the low-cost subsidiary of Juneyao Airlines and plans to launch services by end-2014. Jiuyuan Airlines will target secondary and tertiary cities from its hub at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport
Kinda Airlines Kinda Airlines look to launch operations 4Q2014 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.
La Compagnie

Created by Dreamjet, a French Holding, La Compagnie operates since July 2014 daily all business class scheduled services between Paris and New York utilising Boeing 757 aircraft with 74 bed-seats

NokScoot A joint venture between Nok Air and Scoot expected to launch services from Bangkok in 2014. The carrier will use B777-300's
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.
Seychelles Airlines Seychelles Airlines aims to offer local travellers and tourists alike, direct routes to and from Seychelles International Airport. Using a single B767-300ER, Seychelles Airlines will initially target the European market and plans to undertake 5 weekly flights to France, Italy and Germany. With the introduction of a second aircraft, the airline will target United Kingdom, Russia, Singapore and India.
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 VietJet Air Joint venture between Thai investors and VietJet Air, planning to launch low-cost services from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi utilising A320-200 aircraft.
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
VECA Airlines VECA Airlines is a Salvadoran start-up which is set for launch in 4Q2014. VECA Airlines has taken delivery of it's first A319 and have recently received their AOC
Vistara A joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons, Vistara is awaiting regulatory approval for operations. Vistara will be a full service carrier and commercial operations are likely to start in October 2014. The airline currently has 2 x A320's and 18 on order.

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