Low Cost Airlines in Europe

Europe is the world’s second smallest continent by surface area and is home to 50 countries. It holds a huge number of airlines including some of the major airlines and low cost carriers in the world. This article provides information about low cost airlines in Europe.

Belle Air:

Belle Air is a low cost airline in Tirana, Albania and has its main hub at Tirana International Airport. It operates international flights to cities in Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Belle Air Europe is a sister company of Belle Air and it operates flights to Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and charter service in Egypt and Turkey. Belle Air operates flights to 24 destinations and Belle air Europe serves 14 destinations.


Jetairfly is a Belgian airline and is one of the largest leisure fleets in Europe. It provides flight service to more than 105 destinations in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Caribbean, Canary Islands, Africa and Asia. Its hub is located at Brussels airport and it offers Economy, Buy on Board and VIP Selection service on short and medium haul flights.


SmartWings is a low cost airline of Czech Republic and has its operating bases at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. It operates flights to approximately 24 destinations including a few airports in Asia.

Transavia France:

Transavia France S.A.S also known as Transavia France is a low cost airline of France and is a part of Air France-KLM group. Its operational base is at Paris-Orly Airport and it provides service to around 40 destinations.

XL Airways France:

XL Airways France is a French Airline and has its hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. It offers flight services to long haul destinations in Africa, the Middle East and Caribbean. It also operates charter flights to medium haul destinations in the Mediterranean. It operates around 68 flights to Africa, Asia, America and Europe.

Air Berlin:

Air Berlin is Germany’s second largest airline and is the seventh largest in Europe. Its hubs are Berlin Tegel Airport and Dusseldorf International Airport. It operates flights to 150 destinations in 40 countries including holiday destinations in the Mediterranean region, Canary Islands and North Africa. This airline has won many awards including the ‘Best Low Cost Airline Europe’.


Germanwings is a low cost airline owned by Lufthansa group and is in Cologne, Germany. Its major hubs are Cologne Bonn Airport, Stuttgart Airport, Hamburg Airport and Berlin Tegel Airport. It operates flights to around 80 destinations with 40 flights.


TUIfly Vermarktungs GmbH is a low cost airline and is situated at Hannover Airport in Langenhagen, Germany. It sells 60% of seats directly, 10% by agencies and 30% as a part of a TUI holiday package. It is the third largest airline in Germany after Lufthansa and air Berlin. It operates flights to around 41 destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Wizz Air:

Wizz Air Hungary Airlines Ltd. is a Hungarian low cost airline and has the largest aircraft fleet among all Hungarian airlines. It operates flights to 32 countries across Europe and the Middle East. Its operational bases are at 16 locations with Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport as its home base.

WOW Air:

WOW Air is a low cost airline in Iceland and began its operation with an inaugural flight to Paris on 31st may 2012.Its hub is Keflavik International Airport and is the second low cost airline in Iceland. It operates flights to around 15 destinations including London Gatwick airport.


Ryanair is a low cost Irish airline and its largest bases are London Stansted, Dublin, Milan-Bergamo, Brussels-Charleroi and Alicante. Ryanair operates flights to 179 destinations and it serves 30 countries in Europe and North Africa.

Air One:

Air One S.p.A is Alitalia’s low cost airline and has its operational bases at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Malpensa Airport, Pisa International Airport and Venice Marco Polo airport. It operates flights to 34 destinations in 15 countries across Europe and North Africa.

Blu Express:

Blu Express is a low cost carrier in Fiumicino, Italy and serves domestic and International flights to over 36 destinations. Its main hub is located at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport.


Transavia is a low cost Dutch airline and is a part of Air France-KLM group. Its main hub is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and its secondary hubs are Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport. Transavia’s fleet consists of 34 aircrafts and serves 88 destinations.

Norwegian Air Shuttle:

Norwegian Air Shuttle is the third largest air carrier in Europe and is the second largest in Scandinavia. This airline operates flights to 115 destinations in 30 countries across three continents. Norwegian Air serves flights to London Gatwick up to 14 daily round trips.

Blu Air:

Blu Air Transport Aerian is a low cost airline and is in Bucharest, Romania. Bacau and Bucharest-Henri Coanda is its major hubs. Its fleet includes 6 aircrafts and serves 23 destinations including London Luton Airport.

Wizz Air Serbia:

Wizz air Serbia belongs to Serbia and its operational base is Belgrade Nikola Tesla airport. It serves 13 destinations including London Luton Airport.


Vueling is a Spanish airline and has its hub at Barcelona. It operates flights to over 100 destinations across Africa, Europe and Asia. Vueling’s fleet have 71 aircrafts and it offers two frequent flyer programmes.


Volotea is a low cost Spanish airline and it has four operational bases including Venice Marco Polo Airport from where it commenced its operations. Its fleet holds 13 aircrafts and operate flights to 50 destinations in Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, France, Czech Republic and Croatia.


Kullaflyg is one of the low cost airlines in Europe and is based in Sweden with its hub at Angelholm-Helsingborg Airport. It operates flights to Mora, Stockholm-Bromma, Visby, Halmstad and Malmo.

Hoga Kusten Flyg:

Hoga kusten Flyg is a Sweden low cost airline and its hub is located at Ornskoldsvik Airport. It operates flights to Stockholm and Ornskoldsvik.

Malmo Aviation:

Malmo Aviation is a regional airline in Sweden and it operates flights to destinations within Sweden from its main hub at Malmo Airport and a hub at Stockholm-Bromma Airport. It operates flights to Gothenburg, Malmo, Stockholm, Umea and Visby.


Sundsvallsflyg is an airline based in Sundsvall, Sweden and its hub is in Sundsvall-Harnosand Airport. It operates flights to Stockholm Bromma Airport and Sundsvall-Harnosand Airport.

EasyJet Switzerland:

EasyJet Switzerland is a low cost airline in Meyrin, Switzerland and its operational bases are Geneva and Basel. Its fleet holds 22 aircrafts and operates flights to 41 destinations across Africa, Asia and Europe.

Pegasus Airlines:

Pegasus is a low cost Turkish airline in Pendik, Istanbul. Sabiha Gokcen International Airport serves as its hub and operates flights to 85 destinations including London Stansted Airport and London Gatwick Airport.


SunExpress is a Turkish airline and is in Antalya, Turkey with two major hubs – Antalya International Airport and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. It operates flights to 51 destinations and has 58 aircrafts.


AnadoluJet is a Turkish airline and its headquarters is Esenboga International Airport in Ankara. Its fleet has 21 aircraft and operates 37 destinations.

Wizz Air Ukraine:

Wizz Air Ukraine is one of the low cost airlines in Europe and is based on Ukranian division of Wizz Air. Its hub is at the Kyiv International Airport and operates flights to 18 destinations across Asia and Europe.


EasyJet Airline Company Limited is a British airline and its headquarters is London Luton Airport. It operates domestic and International services on over 600 routes in 32 countries. Gatwick, Milan-Malpensa, London Luton, London Stansted and Bristol are its largest bases.


Flybe Group PLC is one of the British low cost airlines and is based in Devon, England. It is Europe’s largest regional airline and serves over 180 routes to 65 European destinations. It has 16 operational bases with Southampton being the largest.


Jet2.com is a low cost British airline based at Leeds Bradford Airport, England and it has 8 operational bases. Leeds Bradford Airport is its main base and other bases are Manchester, Belfast International, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Glasgow and East Midlands. It also operates charter flights to nearly 54 destinations.


Monarch Airlines is a low cost British Airline based at London Luton Airport and has 6 operational bases. It operates flights to over 100 destinations in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and charter services to Europe, the United States, Caribbean, India and Africa.