It is no longer news that covid-19 pandemic has brought devastating consequences on the aviation industry. With a handful of airlines already bankrupt and many others barely managing to survive. International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects airlines heading for $84 billion net loss in 2020.
The current challenging business environment and an incredibly uncertain future for the aviation industry is however not stopping in the way of new entrants into the airline world. Aviation Roundtable blog takes a look at some of the new comers in the year 2020.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is a low cost airline based in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates is an offspring of the European Wizz Air based in Hungary. The new airline prepares to connect Abu Dhabi with five new routes when the airlines commences flight operations with plans to cover flights to Europe, the Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa.
Thai Eastar Jet is the Thai subsidiary of Korean low cost carrier Eastar Jet based in Bangkok Thailand with plans to commence Bangkok-Male service using a Boeing 737-800 equipment. Connecting Bangkok with Male the capital of Maldives with plans to expand to more cities.
Thai Summer Airways is a regional low-cost airline also based in Bangkok Thailand. Its operational base is located at the U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport. The initial aircraft model to be deployed is the Boeing 737-800 equipment. The airline aim to focus on developing and building a network of routes connecting East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia.
Kinmen Airlines is a new airline to be based in Kinmen County in Taiwan.The new budget airline hopes to bridge the travel demands between Kinmen province and China. The launch of Kinmen Airlines hope to create numerous job opportunities to young locals and connect Kinmen businesses to the Chinese market. The airline plans to commence flight operations with the ATR 72-600 aircraft.