The friendly skies have become even more crowded in recent years with the growth of budget airlines. These low cost carriers are often omitted from search results and aggregator websites such as Kayak, Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz. To find the best deals among budget airlines its best to visit the airlines website directly. Discount airlines are available on a global basis. A regional selection is listed below.
- USA: JetBlue, Spirit, AirTran, Southwest, Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines
- Canada: Air Transat and WestJet
- U.K. and Ireland: Aer Lingus, bmiBaby, easyJet, FlyBe, Meridiana Fly, Monarch Airlines, Ryan Air and Thomson Flights
- Europe: Cimber Sterling, Air Berlin, Air Europa, Germanwings, Iceland Express, Meridiana Fly, Norwegian Air, Smart Wings, Spanair, Transavia Air and Wizz Air
- Asia: Air Asia, Jet Airways, Jetstar Airways, King Fisher Airlines, SpiceJet and Tiger Airway and ValuAir
- Australia & New Zealand: Jetstar Airways, Rex (Regional Express) and Virgin Australia (Formerly Virgin Blue)
- Africa: Kuala, 1time and flymango
To find out which low cost carriers service your preferred airport visit www.flylowcostairlines.org.
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