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World’s cheapest airlines: Two Indian airlines named in top five – here's the list

The data was analysed by taking into account the economy class airfares displayed by Rome2rio during the first two months of this year, totalling some 1.5mn price points. The report compared 200 major airlines across continents.

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Rome2rio – a Melbourne-based multimodal travel planning site – has come out with its Global Flight Price Ranking report. This year, Indian carriers IndiGo and Air India Express have featured among the top five most affordable airlines in the world. Along with this, Rome2rio has also given some tips about booking air tickets. The full list is available at Rome2rio.com’s blog Here we list the world’s top 10 cheapest airlines as per the report.
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Rome2rio – a Melbourne-based multimodal travel planning site – has come out with its Global Flight Price Ranking report. This year, Indian carriers IndiGo and Air India Express have featured among the top five most affordable airlines in the world. Along with this, Rome2rio has also given some tips about booking air tickets. The full list is available at Rome2rio.com’s blog Here we list the world’s top 10 cheapest airlines as per the report.

No. 10 | Virgin Australia | Virgin Australia is at the tenth spot on the list. The report suggests that there’s no point being loyal to any one airline anymore. One should shop around for deals
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No. 10 | Virgin Australia | Virgin Australia is at the tenth spot on the list. The report suggests that there’s no point being loyal to any one airline anymore. One should shop around for deals

No. 9 | WOW Air | Iceland’s low-cost carrier WOW Air took the ninth spot. The airline announced its entry earlier this month and it will start operating from December by offering direct flights to Reykjavik from Delhi.
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No. 9 | WOW Air | Iceland’s low-cost carrier WOW Air took the ninth spot. The airline announced its entry earlier this month and it will start operating from December by offering direct flights to Reykjavik from Delhi.

No. 8 | Qantas | Another Australian airline Qantas is placed eighth. The third-oldest airline in the world is the also largest in Australia as per fleet size. The report tips that one should consider new or charter airlines over established carriers to secure the best fares.
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No. 8 | Qantas | Another Australian airline Qantas is placed eighth. The third-oldest airline in the world is the also largest in Australia as per fleet size. The report tips that one should consider new or charter airlines over established carriers to secure the best fares.

No. 7 | Ryanair | Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is at seventh spot. In 2014, the airline ‘carried more international passengers last year than any other airline in the world’ – as per IATA data. The report says that Ryanair is the best value airline for travel within Europe, given its extensive route network.
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No. 7 | Ryanair | Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is at seventh spot. In 2014, the airline ‘carried more international passengers last year than any other airline in the world’ – as per IATA data. The report says that Ryanair is the best value airline for travel within Europe, given its extensive route network.

No. 6 | Etihad Airways | UAE’s second largest airline is at number six in the rankings. Middle-Eastern airlines and Asian airlines are giving a tough fight to their European counterparts, says the report. It adds that ‘travel to and around Asia is more affordable than ever’ which makes it a hot destination for this year.
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No. 6 | Etihad Airways | UAE’s second largest airline is at number six in the rankings. Middle-Eastern airlines and Asian airlines are giving a tough fight to their European counterparts, says the report. It adds that ‘travel to and around Asia is more affordable than ever’ which makes it a hot destination for this year.

No. 5 | IndiGo Airlines | Despite its share of controversies, India’s IndiGo remains affordable for most passengers around the world and occupies the fifth spot this year.
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No. 5 | IndiGo Airlines | Despite its share of controversies, India’s IndiGo remains affordable for most passengers around the world and occupies the fifth spot this year.

No. 4 | Primera Air | Another airline from Iceland - Primera Air – is the fourth cheapest airline around the world. Primera Air along with WOW Air and Ryanair are the only ones giving tough competition to Middle Eastern and Asian airlines. Nevertheless, now you know which airline to pick if you’re travelling to Europe.
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No. 4 | Primera Air | Another airline from Iceland - Primera Air – is the fourth cheapest airline around the world. Primera Air along with WOW Air and Ryanair are the only ones giving tough competition to Middle Eastern and Asian airlines. Nevertheless, now you know which airline to pick if you’re travelling to Europe.

No. 3 | Indonesia AirAsia | Indonesia-based airline is the third cheapest airline in the world. As per the report, for US/transatlantic travel, travellers should consider WOW Air, Norwegian Air and Virgin Atlantic for low-cost flights.
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No. 3 | Indonesia AirAsia | Indonesia-based airline is the third cheapest airline in the world. As per the report, for US/transatlantic travel, travellers should consider WOW Air, Norwegian Air and Virgin Atlantic for low-cost flights.

No. 2 | Air India Express | India’s Air India Express is the second most affordable airline in the world. Air India Express is Air India’s subsidiary with headquarters in Kochi. It operates around 550 flights every week to 29 destinations mostly in Asia and Middle East. The report suggests that for travel especially within Europe one should consider other modes of transport as flying can be more expensive and can take longer.
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No. 2 | Air India Express | India’s Air India Express is the second most affordable airline in the world. Air India Express is Air India’s subsidiary with headquarters in Kochi. It operates around 550 flights every week to 29 destinations mostly in Asia and Middle East. The report suggests that for travel especially within Europe one should consider other modes of transport as flying can be more expensive and can take longer.

No. 1 | AirAsia X | Malaysia-based AirAsia X takes the cake as the cheapest airline in the world. It is a sister company of AirAsia. AirAsia taking the top spot cements Asia’s hold on the crown of cheapest airlines in the world as the top three ranks belong to Asia-based airlines.
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No. 1 | AirAsia X | Malaysia-based AirAsia X takes the cake as the cheapest airline in the world. It is a sister company of AirAsia. AirAsia taking the top spot cements Asia’s hold on the crown of cheapest airlines in the world as the top three ranks belong to Asia-based airlines.

Air India & Jet Airways | India’s state-owned carrier Air India doesn’t make the cut in the top 10 but it gets the 13th place in the world among the most affordable airlines. Jet Airways is on the 12th spot. (Pictures: Reuters and Wikimedia Commons)
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Air India & Jet Airways | India’s state-owned carrier Air India doesn’t make the cut in the top 10 but it gets the 13th place in the world among the most affordable airlines. Jet Airways is on the 12th spot. (Pictures: Reuters and Wikimedia Commons)

First Published on May 28, 2018 08:00 am
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