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The following is a list of low-cost carriers organised by home country. A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline (also known as a no-frills, discount or budget carrier or airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services. Regional airlines, which may compete with low-cost airlines on some routes, are listed at list of regional airlines.

Africa

A Mango Boeing 737. The airline ceased operations in July 2021.
A Mango Boeing 737. The airline ceased operations in July 2021.
A kulula.com jet at Cape Town International Airport . The airline ceased operations in June 2022.
A kulula.com jet at Cape Town International Airport . The airline ceased operations in June 2022.
 Egypt
 Kenya
 Morocco
 Nigeria
 South Africa
 Zimbabwe

Americas

A Flybondi Boeing 737-83N
A Flybondi Boeing 737-83N
A Volaris Airbus A320-232
A Volaris Airbus A320-232
A Spirit Airlines Airbus A321 approaching Newark Liberty International Airport
 Argentina
 Brazil
 Canada
 Chile
 Colombia
 Costa Rica
 Guadeloupe
 Dominican Republic
 El Salvador
 Honduras
 Mexico
 Peru
 Turks and Caicos
 United States
 Venezuela

Asia

A Jetstar Asia Airways A320 at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan
An AirAsia Airbus A320 aircraft in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The airline is the largest low-cost carrier in the continent.
An AirAsia Airbus A320 aircraft in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The airline is the largest low-cost carrier in the continent.
An IndiGo Airbus A320neo. The airline is the largest operator of A320neos.
An IndiGo Airbus A320neo. The airline is the largest operator of A320neos.
A Cebu Pacific A330-300 approaching Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila, Philippines
A Cebu Pacific A330-300 approaching Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Metro Manila, Philippines
HK Express Airbus A320-200
HK Express Airbus A320-200
Flydubai Boeing 737-800 approaching Dubai International Airport, UAE.
Flydubai Boeing 737-800 approaching Dubai International Airport, UAE.
A Lion Air Boeing 737-900ER at Singapore Changi Airport. Lion Air is the largest low-cost airline in Indonesia.
A Lion Air Boeing 737-900ER at Singapore Changi Airport. Lion Air is the largest low-cost airline in Indonesia.
 Armenia
 Azerbaijan
 Cambodia
 China
 Hong Kong
 India
 Indonesia
 Iran
 Japan
 Kazakhstan
 Kyrgyzstan
 Kuwait
 Malaysia
   Nepal
 Oman
 Pakistan
 Philippines
 Saudi Arabia
 Singapore
 South Korea
 Taiwan
 Thailand
 United Arab Emirates
 Vietnam

Europe

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800. Ryanair is the largest low-cost airline in Europe and second largest in the world.
A Ryanair Boeing 737-800. Ryanair is the largest low-cost airline in Europe and second largest in the world.
Eurowings Airbus A320-200
Eurowings Airbus A320-200
An Airbus A319 of easyJet, the largest budget airline in the United Kingdom.
An Airbus A319 of easyJet, the largest budget airline in the United Kingdom.
 Albania
 Austria
 Czech Republic
 France
 Germany
 Hungary
 Iceland
 Ireland
 Italy
 Malta
 Moldova
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Poland
 Romania
 Russia
 Spain
 Sweden
  Switzerland
 Turkey
 Ukraine
 United Kingdom

Oceania

 Australia

List of largest low-cost carriers

This is a list of largest low-cost carriers in the world, ranked by number of transported passengers, shown below in millions.

Ranks Airline / Holding '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 Sources
1 Republic of Ireland Ryanair 101.4 86.4 81.4 79.6 76.4 72.7 [1][2]
2 United Kingdom easyJet1 69.9 65.3 61.4 59.2 55.5 49.7 [3]
3 Malaysia Air Asia Group 2 50.6 45.6 42.6 34.1 29.9 25.7 [4][5]
4 Indonesia Lion Air Group 3 45.0 37.9 32.0 27.0 20.5 [6]
5 Brazil Gol Transportes Aéreos 27.1 25.7 21.0 15.0 13.6 10.9
6 India IndiGo 58 29.7 22.8 19.3 15.8 [7][8]
7 Norway Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA 25.8 24.0 20.7 17.7 15.7 13.0 [9]
8 Spain Vueling 24.8 21.5 17.2 14.8 12.3 11.0 [10]
9 Turkey Pegasus Airlines 22.3 19.7 16.9 13.6 11.3 8.6
10 Canada WestJet 20.2 19.6 18.5 17.4 16.0 15.2 [11]
11 Hungary Wizz Air5 19.2 12.0 11.2 9.6 7.8 5.8 [12]
12 Australia Jetstar 6 18.9 17.1 15.2 10.5 9.7 8.0
13 Philippines Cebu Pacific 7 18.4 16.9 14.4 12.3 10.5 [13]
14 United States Spirit Airlines 17.9 14.3 12.4 10.4 8.5 7.0 [14]
15 India SpiceJet 11.7 12.6 11.7 9.5 8.6 6.6 [15]
16 Netherlands Transavia 8 10.8 9.9 8.9 - - - [16]
17 United States Allegiant Air 9.4 8.0 7.1 6.6 6.1 5.9 [17]
18 United Arab Emirates flydubai 9.0 7.3 6.8 5.1 [18]
19 Vietnam VietJet Air 9 8.5 7.0 6.8 6.5 6.0
20 China Spring Airlines 7.9 7.6 6.6 6.7 5.8 5.3
21 United Arab Emirates AirArabia 10 6.8 6.1 5.3 4.7 4.5 [19]
22 United Kingdom Jet2.com 5.9 6.0 5.5 4.8 4.2 3.4 [20]
23 Thailand Nok Air 4.8 5.0 4.5 3.3 3.7 3.9
24 South Africa Mango 2.3 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.3 [21]
25 Tanzania Fastjet 11 0.8 0.6 0.4 <0.1 [22]
Notes

Defunct low-cost carriers

Africa

 Algeria
 Morocco
 Mozambique
 South Africa
 Tanzania
 Zimbabwe

America

 Argentina
 Barbados
 Brazil
 Chile
 Canada
 Colombia

 Costa Rica

 Ecuador
 Mexico
 United States
 Uruguay

Asia

 Azerbaijan
 Bahrain
 Georgia
 Hong Kong
 Indonesia
 India
 Israel
 Japan
 Jordan
 Macau
   Nepal
 Pakistan
 Philippines
 Saudi Arabia
 Singapore
 South Korea
 Sri Lanka
 Taiwan
 Thailand
 United Arab Emirates

' Kuwait

Europe

 Albania
 Austria
 Belgium
 Bulgaria
 Cyprus
 Czech Republic
  • Blue Air Moravia
 Denmark
 Faroe Islands
 Finland
 France
 Germany
 Greece
 Iceland
 Ireland
 Italy
 Netherlands
 Norway
 Poland
 Romania
 Russia
 Serbia
 Slovakia
 Spain
 Sweden
 Ukraine
 United Kingdom

Oceania

 Australia
 New Zealand

See also

References

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