Fastest-growing airlines in the world(operating)

1. Lucky Air

Lucky Air is a low cost carrier operating in the Xiángpéng Hángkōng Dàshà in Kunming, Yunnan, China. The airline is operating scheduled services from Dali to Kunming and Xishuangbanna, with plans to expand to other areas of China. Its main base is Kunming Changshui International Airport. The airline is one of the four founding members of the U-FLY Alliance.

The airline was established in July 2004 as a start-up airline known as Shilin Airlines.

2. Sriwijaya Air

Sriwijaya Air is an Indonesian airline based in Jakarta with its headquarters located at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport M1 Area in Tangerang, near Jakarta. Sriwijaya Air is the country’s third largest carrier, operating a fleet of narrow-body aircraft, and offers flights to various Indonesian destinations and a few international destinations.

The airline is listed as a Category 1 airline by Indonesia’s Civil Aviation Authority, the highest status that can be achieved for operational safety; by contrast, Airline Ratings’s 2015 report saw the airline awarded just one out of seven stars for safety.

3. Batik Air

Lion Air, the parent company of Batik Air, created Batik Air as a full-service airline and it has been operating since May 2013 using Boeing 737-900ERs leased from Lion Air. Batik Air’s 737-900ERs were fitted with two-class seating, replacing Lion Air’s one-class 737-900ER service. Batik Air provides a personal television (in-flight entertainment system) in every seat, light snacks and free meals, seat pitchesof 32 inches (81 cm) for economy class and 45 inches (114 cm) for business class, and a free baggage allowance of 20 kg (44 lb) for economy class and 30 kg (66 lb) for business class. In mid-2012, Lion Air signed a commitment with Boeing for five 787 Dreamliners for Batik Air, intending to have them delivered by 2015. Lion Air later cancelled this deal and temporarily shelved its plans for the long-haul expansion of Batik Air.

4. Eurowings

Eurowings GmbH is a German low-cost airline headquartered in Düsseldorf and a fully owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group. Founded in 1996, it began as a low-cost alternative to the country’s competing major airlines. It serves a network of domestic and European destinations as well as some long-haul routes and maintains bases at Berlin Tegel Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, Düsseldorf Airport, Hamburg Airport, and Vienna International Airport.

5. Wizz Air

Wizz Air, legally incorporated as Wizz Air Hungary Ltd. is a Hungarian low-cost airline with its head office in Budapest. The airline serves many cities across Europe, as well as some destinations in North Africa and the Middle East. It has the largest fleet of any Hungarian airline, although it is not a flag carrier, and currently serves 42 countries. Its Jersey based parent company, Wizz Air Holdings Plc, is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

 

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