Worlds 10 Cheapest Airlines
If you’re looking to travel long distances on a low-cost airline, here are the top ten Cheapest Airlines according to the 2018 World Airline Awards.
The Skytrax rankings are based on the impressions of travellers from different countries, they measure 41 parameters ranging from boarding procedures to seat comfort to the quality of service.
The Singaporean low-cost airline, Scoot is owned by Singapore Airlines. It serves 68 destinations and ranked 61st overall. Scoot took its first flight in 2012 and has its head office at Singapore Changi Airport.
Eurowings is a German low-cost airline founded in 1993. The airline has its headquarter in Dusseldorf and it is fully owned by the Lufthansa Group. It switched from regional to no-frills in 2014. It has been increasing its long-haul portfolio in recent years. It serves 79 destinations and ranked 59th overall.
8. Southwest Airlines:
Southwest Airlines Co. is an American airline which was established on March 15, 1967, as Air Southwest Co. and became Southwest Airlines Co. in 1971. Southwest currently carries the most domestic passengers of any United States airline. It has its headquarters in Dallas and serves 99 overall. It is ranked 57th on the list of best airlines.
The Indian low-cost airline has its headquarters based in Gurgaon, Haryana, India and it was founded in 2006. It is the largest airline in India by passengers carried and fleet size and also the largest single Asian low-cost carrier in terms of jet fleet size and passengers carried, and the seventh largest carrier in Asia. It serves 52 destinations and ranked 55th overall.
Canadian airline, WestJet Airlines Ltd was founded in 1996. WestJet is the second-largest Canadian air carrier and it carried 25.49 million passengers in 2018, which the ninth-largest airline in North America by passengers carried. It recently launched a low-cost sibling named Swoop. WestJet serves around 108 destinations and is ranked 54th overall.
5. AirAsia X:
Previously known as FlyAsianXpress, AirAsia X is the sister company of AirAsia. Based in Kuala Lumpur, it took its first flight in 2007 and currently serves 26 destinations. Overall it is ranked 47th best airline.
4. Jetstar Airways:
Jetstar Airways is an Australian low-cost airline that took its first flight in 2003. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Qantasheadquartered and has its headquarters stated in Melbourne. It serves 37 destinations including many popular international holiday destination. It ranked 46th overall.
The British low-cost airline has become the 3rd cheapest airline in the world. EasyJet was established in 1995 and it has become one among Europe’s 10 largest airlines. It serves about 132 destinations. In 2017, it had 81.6 million passengers, making it the world’s eighth largest carrier. Overall EasyJet ranked 43rd on the list.
The Norwegian low-cost airline ranked 32nd on the overall ranking. It is Norway’s largest airline. It took its first flight in1993 but only became a low-cost airline in 2002. Norwegian launched its long-haul operation in May 2013 and since it has been expanding its long-haul destinations steadily every year.
AirAsia has been named as the best budget carrier in the world for 10 years in a row. AirAsia is the largest airline in Malaysia. Overall it ranked 28th in the list of best airlines. It was founded on 20 December 1993. The New York Times called the airline as a “pioneer” of low-cost travel in Asia.