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Top 10 fastest growing airlines

If you’re looking to get away from high-cost, big name carriers, you’re in luck.

Per a recent article from Travel + Leisure:

New research by Routesonline has found that eight of the 10 fastest growing airlines in the industry over the first half of 2018 were low-budget carriers.

Indian airline GoAir topped the list, with a growth rate of 30.7 percent, during the first six months this year compared to the same time period in 2017. Overall, the airline offered 1.7 million more departure seats in 2018 than during the same period in 2017, with a grand total of almost 7.3 million seats, compared to 5.6 million. Another Indian airline, IndiGo, also made the top ten, coming in at number nine.

Behind GoAir is U.S. carrier Frontier Airlines, with a growth of 23.3 percent over the last six months, giving customers 11.3 million departure seats compared with 9.2 million in the first half of 2017.

Chinese budget carrier Spring Airlines came in at number three with growth of about 2.1 million more seats 2018.

Other airlines include carriers from Brazil, Vietnam and Central Europe.

A full ranking is below:

  1. GoAir
  2. Frontier Airlines
  3. Spring Airlines
  4. Avianca Brasil
  5. Wizz Air
  6. Vietjet
  7. Citilink Indonesia
  8. Sriwijaya Air
  9. IndiGo
  10. Eurowings

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)