Low Cost Carriers

Using low cost carrier to book low cost flights is a great supplement to a round the world ticket.  It allows you to fly to destinations not included on your round the world tickets.  Most low cost tickets can be ordered online at low cost carrier airline websites.  This page provides a directory of low cost carrier airlines that allow you can book low cost flights. 

The list has been ordered by continent and also lists the country in which the low cost airline primarily operates.  Generally low cost carrier airlines have good coverage of domestic flight in the country / countries in which they operate.  The country of the low cost carrier also defines the low cost carrier's hub (the country by which all flight route from).   There are a few low cost airlines that operate from a number of countries thus have multiple hubs.

Low cost carrier airlines tend to have good coverage within their continent, connecting to popular tourist locations as well as big cities.  The coverage becomes progressively less in the continents that annex their own.  Coverage of long haul flights (where they have to fly over 1 or more continents) is sparse, offering flights to big cities only.

Low cost carriers are generally 'no frills' which means food or drink (even water) is  NOT included in the price of the ticket.  The check-in baggage allowance is generally low or non existent and the carry on baggage weight is also aggressively monitored.  Each airline has a different set of rules and charges that may seem illogical (i.e. a handling charge for not paying with a particular credit card).  There is a lot of small print to understand to ensure you are not faced with a n array of supplemental charges such as excess baggage etc.  Refunds as a general rule are not available.  Should you require a change in your flight itinerary (i.e. travel another day) there are administrative charges which often work out more expensive that purchasing another ticket.

As long as you read the particulars in the terms and conditions and can keep within the rule set, these tickets offer fantastic value for money.  They can often work out cheaper then booking an overland bus or rail ticket.

With knowledge of  the countries / continents the low cost carriers operate from, the traveler can pinpoint particular low cost airlines that are likely to serve the route they desire.  This is due to understanding that low cost carriers have good coverage within the continent they operate from, as well as good domestic routes.  Below is a directory of  low cost carriers / airlines:

Africa


Egypt Morocco
Air Arabia Jet4you

Air Arabia
Kenya
Fly540 South Africa

Kulula
Nigeria 1Time
Aero Contractors FlyMango




South and Central America


Argentina Colombia
Sol L�neas A�reas Aires

EasyFly


Brazil Mexico
Azul Brazilian Airlines Interjet
Gol Airlines VivaAerobus
WebJet Linhas A�reas Volaris






North America


Canada U.S.A
CanJet AirTran Airways
WestJet Allegiant Air

JetBlue Airways

Southwest Airlines

Spirit Airlines

Sun Country

Virgin America




Asia


South Asia


Bangladesh India
GMG Airlines Air-India Express
Royal Bengal Airline Goair

IndiGo
Pakistan JetLite
Air Blue Jet_Konnect
Shaheen Air Kingfisher Red

Spicejet
Sri Lanka
Mihin Lanka




Eastern Asia


Japan
China
Air Next
Spring Airlines
Hokkaido International Airlines (Air Do)

JAL Express

Skymark Airlines

Skynet Asia Airways

StarFlyer





South East Asia


Malaysia
Indonesia
AirAsia
Batavia Air
Firefly
Citilink
Silverfly AirAsia

Lion Air


Philippines
Singapore
Airphil Express
Tiger Airways
Cebu Pacific

Spirit of Manila Airlines

Zest Airways



Thailand

Nok Air

Orient Thai Airlines

AirAsia




Europe


Albania Bulgaria
Belle Air Wizz Air


Austria Hungary
InterSky Wizz Air
Niki

Czech Republic
Belgium Smart Wings
Jetairfly


France Denmark
XL Airways France Cimber Sterling

Transavia


Germany Greece
Germanwings Astra Airlines
TUIfly


Ireland
Iceland
Aer Arann
Iceland Express
Ryanair

Aer Lingus



Italy Latvia
Blu-express
AirBaltic
Meridiana

Windjet


Netherlands Norway
ArkeFly
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Transavia


Romania
Russia
Blue Air
Avianova
Wizz Air Romania
SkyExpress


Spain Switzerland
Vueling Airlines
easyJet


Turkey
United Kingdom
Anadolujet
bmibaby
Onur Air
easyJet
Pegasus Airlines
Flybe
SunExpress
Jet2


Ukraine

Wizz Air




Middle East



Jordan
Kuwait
Air Arabia Jazeera Airways


Saudi Arabia
Yeman
Nas Air
Felix Airways


Syria
Israel
Cham Wings Airlines
Israir Airlines
Syrian Pearl
Sun d'Or International Airlines ()


United Arab Emirates
Air Arabia
Flydubai

RAK Airways





Australasia


Australia New Zealand
Jetstar Airways
Pacific Blue Airlines
Tiger Airways

Virgin Blue