The best Ultra-Low Cost Carriers
One of the American airlines which is most frequently cited as a ultra-low cost airline, this airline was originally founded in 1983 and is now the seventh largest commercial airline in the United States. With this ULCC, you can fly to destinations around the United States, Latin America, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.
Although now ceased operations, WOW Air was a good example of a European ultra-low cost airline. Based in Iceland since 2011, this airline operated flights to Europe, Asia and North America. However, they ceased operations in March 2019. If you want to find alternative flights to WOW Air, simply complete a search in the bar above to see alternative airlines to routes, or check out other European Airlines.
Allegiant Air is another American airline, that along with Spirit is commonly referred to as a ultra-low cost carrier. This discount airline is the 9th largest commercial airline in the United States. Based in Summerlin, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas, this airline flies exclusively domestically within the United States, with its top destinations being Orlando, Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Frontier Airlines is headquartered and hubbed at Denver International Airport in Colorado. This airport is the eight-largest commercial airline operating in the US, and also is an ultra low-cost carrier. Flying to over 100 locations within the US, this airline focuses its operations on domestic flights in the USA, especially to its focus cities. The airline was founded 25 years ago in 1994.
Another ultra-low cost American airline which is the 11th-largest in the US by total number of passengers. With a main hub at Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport, this airline also has focus cities as Dallas Fort Worth, Las Vegas and Portland (OR), and flying to 54 total destinations. This airline does not only fly to destinations in the US, however, as it flies to destinations also in Mexico, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Aruba and Belize. This airline was founded in 1982 and commenced operations the year after in 1983.
This airline is reportedly Canada’s first ultra-low cost carrier, and is owned but low-cost Canadian WestJet. This is a relatively new airline, having only been founded in 2017 and commencing operations in 2018. Hubbed at Hamilton Airport and Edmonton Airport, this ULCC flies to over 15 destinations domestically in Canada, but also to North American and to the Caribbean.
Canada Jetlines is a planned ULCC, also based in Canada. Although the airline has not begun operations yet, they plan to meet the market demand for ultra-low cost air travel in Canada. The airline was founded in 2013 but has not yet begun operations.