New Airlines To Watch Out For! [2017/2018]
With 2018 well underway…these new airlines will be too! So next time your’e travelling through an airport it might be worth checking out these shiny, new aircraft on the tarmac or even buying a ticket yourself!
(Previous operations ended in 2000)
*Photo credit to AirSoc
Formerly operational in the late 1900s…this rebranded airlines will offer cheap fares from Brussels to Asia. Competing with the well established airline, Brussels Airlines, this airline is set to mainly offer long haul routes using the Airbus A340-300.
(1 March 2018)
*Photo credit to USA Today
Feeding off Alitalia’s financial struggle, Air Italy promises to be Italy’s next premier carrier. With already 31 routes being served, and a massive financial backing from Qatar…could this be Italy’s new national airline?
(1 December 2017)
*Photo credit to Travel Week
Has Air France taken it too far this time…with its latest adventure? With a more than controversial startup, Joon, the new, hip, french-base, low cost carrier is set to be the millennial’s choice when is comes to air travel. Competing with major low-cost carrier, Ryanair, Joon puts a relaxed and groovy twist on air travel. Air stewards’s uniforms will consist of chinos and T-shirts and craft beers are their beverage of choice! Just watch this video and you get the idea…!
(2 July 2017)
*Photo credit to Airline Empires
Cutting costs within their own brand, it comes as no surprise that British Airways (IAG) will be releasing their Spanish based, low-cost carrier, Level, this year. This airline will serve mainly long haul destinations from France and Spain. Will Alex Cruz’s new business plan pay off…?
(30 January 2018)
*Photo credit to AVISM Library
Formerly French Blue, this rebranded airline will sell transatlantic, cheap, “no frill” fares from France. Locations include: Mexico and beautiful French Polynesia. This is one of the few, but up-and-coming, transatlantic, low-cost carriers and is one of the first budget airlines to service the Airbus-A350-900. So how will it profit, and compete alongside other airlines such as Norwegian or Tui?
*Photo credit to Travel Skills
Although, this airline has been operating for a few years…their new long haul route sounds somewhat futuristic. The already sold out route, which will fly from Europe (Paris and London) to the New York, will cost you as little as $99, one way (off-season of course!).
Which airline excites you the most?
- Air Belgium
- Air Italy
- French Bee
- Primera Air (Nordic)
- Other (Please state in the comments)
Please note: These are just a selection of some of the new airlines/brands that have been or will be released 2017/2018 and that I deem to be the most relevant. The airline’s websites will be stated below:
The discussion starts here: