List of airlines in Europe

Europe currently has 105 airlines offering scheduled flights, from regional to intercontinental flights. In addition, there are several smaller airlines, which brings the total to about 150. Charter airlines that only offer holiday packages (flight + accommodation) are not included in the table below, well-known examples are TUI fly Nordic, BH Air, Azur Air, Freebird Airlines and Tailwind Airlines. Air Nostrum from Spain operates flights for Iberia Regional, tickets can be bought through the website of Iberia.

In Europe there are 7 big full service carriers (including British Airways), 7 big low-cost carriers (including Ryanair) and more than 15 regional airlines. Russia is the country with the most airlines, followed by France and Spain.

Airline Country Info
Air Albania Albania
Albawings Albania
Austrian Airlines Austria Lufthansa Group
Azerbaijan Airlines Azerbaijan
Buta Airways Azerbaijan
Belavia Belarus
Brussels Airlines Belgium Lufthansa Group
TUI fly Belgium Belgium TUI Group
Bulgaria Air Bulgaria
Croatia Airlines Croatia
Cyprus Airways Cyprus
Czech Airlines Czech Republic
Smartwings Czech Republic
Atlantic Airways Denmark (Faeröer)
Danish Air Transport Denmark Regional airline
Finnair Finland
Air Austral France (Réunion)
Air Caraïbes France (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique)
Air Corsica France Regional airline
Air France France Top 7 biggest full service carriers, Air France-KLM
Corsair International France TUI Group
French bee France
Transavia France France Air France-KLM
Twin Jet France Regional airline
Georgian Airways Georgia
Condor Germany
Eurowings Germany Top 7 biggest low-cost carriers, Lufthansa Group
Lufthansa Germany Top 7 biggest full service carriers, Lufthansa Group
TUI fly Deutschland Germany TUI Group
Aegean Airlines Greece
Olympic Air Greece Regional airline
Sky Express Greece Regional airline
Wizz Air Hungary Top 7 biggest low-cost carriers
Icelandair Iceland
PLAY Airlines Iceland NEW
Aer Lingus Ireland IAG
Ryanair Ireland Top 7 biggest low-cost carriers
Air Dolomiti Italy Regional airline, Lufthansa Group
ITA Airways Italy NEW, successor Alitalia
Neos Air Italy
Air Astana Kazakhstan
FlyArystan Kazakhstan NEW
SCAT Airlines Kazakhstan
airBaltic Latvia
Luxair Luxembourg
Air Malta Malta
Air Moldova Moldova
FlyOne Moldova
Air Montenegro Montenegro NEW, successor Montenegro Airlines
Corendon Dutch Airlines Netherlands
KLM Netherlands Top 7 biggest full service carriers, Air France-KLM
Transavia Netherlands Air France-KLM
TUI fly Netherlands Netherlands TUI Group
Flyr Norway NEW
Norwegian Norway Top 7 biggest low-cost carriers
Widerøe Norway Regional airline
Enter Air Poland
LOT Polish Airlines Poland
Azores Airlines Portugal Regional airline
TAP Air Portugal Portugal
Blue Air Romania
Tarom Romania
Aeroflot Russia Top 7 biggest full service carriers, Aeroflot Group
Aurora Russia Aeroflot Group
Nordwind Airlines Russia
Pobeda Russia Aeroflot Group
Red Wings Airlines Russia
Rossiya Airlines Russia Aeroflot Group
RusLine Russia Regional airline
S7 Airlines Russia
Smartavia Russia
Ural Airlines Russia
Utair Russia
Yamal Airlines Russia Regional airline
Air Serbia Serbia
Air Europa Spain
Binter Canarias Spain Regional airline
Iberia Spain IAG
Iberia Express Spain IAG
LEVEL Spain IAG
Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Spain
Volotea Spain
Vueling Spain Top 7 biggest low-cost carriers, IAG
Braathens Regional Airlines Sweden Regional airline
Scandinavian Airlines Sweden, Denmark, Norway* Top 7 biggest full service carriers
easyJet Switzerland Switzerland
Edelweiss Air Switzerland Lufthansa Group
Swiss Switzerland Lufthansa Group
AnadoluJet Turkey Regional airline
Corendon Airlines Turkey
Pegasus Airlines Turkey Top 7 biggest low-cost carriers
SunExpress Turkey
Turkish Airlines Turkey Top 7 biggest full service carriers
Motor Sich Airlines Ukraine
SkyUp Airlines Ukraine
Ukraine International Airlines Ukraine
Yanair Ukraine
British Airways United Kingdom Top 7 biggest full service carriers, IAG
Eastern Airways United Kingdom Regional airline
easyJet United Kingdom Top 7 biggest low-cost carriers
Flybe United Kingdom
Jet2 United Kingdom
Loganair United Kingdom Regional airline
TUI Airways United Kingdom TUI Group
Virgin Atlantic United Kingdom

*Sweden, Denmark and Norway share one (inter)national flag carrier, called Scandinavian Airlines.

List of defunct airlines in Europe 2017 – 2021

2017
Monarch Airlines, United Kingdom – declared bankrupt in October 2017
Air Berlin, Germany – declared bankrupt in October 2017
Darwin Airline, Switzerland – declared bankrupt in December 2017

2018
Nextjet, Sweden – declared bankrupt in May 2018
VLM Airlines, Belgium – declared bankrupt in August 2018
SkyWork Airlines, Switzerland – declared bankrupt in August 2018
CityJet, United Kingdom – stopped scheduled flights in August 2018, still active as wet lease specialist
Azur Air Germany, Germany – declared bankrupt in September 2018
Primera Air, Denmark and Primera Air Nordic, Latvia – declared bankrupt in October 2018
Cobalt Air, Cyprus – declared bankrupt in October 2018
Small Planet Airlines, Lithuania – declared bankrupt in November 2018

2019
Germania, Germany – declared bankrupt in February 2019
flybmi, United Kingdom – declared bankrupt in February 2019
WOW air, Iceland – declared bankrupt in March 2019
Joon, France – flights transferred to parent company Air France in June 2019
HOP!, France – flights transferred to parent company Air France in September 2019
Aigle Azur, France – declared bankrupt in September 2019
Thomas Cook Airlines, United Kingdom – declared bankrupt in September 2019
XL Airways, France – declared bankrupt in September 2019
Adria Airways, Slovenia – declared bankrupt in September 2019
Nordica, Estonia – stopped scheduled flights in October 2019, still active as wet lease specialist
Astra Airlines, Greece – declared bankrupt in November 2019

2020
Ernest Airlines, Italy – declared bankrupt in January 2020
AtlasGlobal, Turkey – declared bankrupt in February 2020
Air Italy (successor Meridiana), Italy – declared bankrupt in February 2020
Flybe, United Kingdom – declared bankrupt in March 2020, relaunched in April 2022
Bek Air, Kazakhstan – declared bankrupt in April 2020
SunExpress Deutschland, Germany – declared bankrupt in October 2020

2021
Air Antwerp, Belgium – stopped scheduled flights in June 2021
Onur Air, Turkey – declared bankrupt in June 2021
Blue Panorama Airlines, Italy – declared bankrupt in October 2021
Ellinair, Greece – declared bankrupt in November 2021

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