Thursday, October 09, 2008

Airlines You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

How many of these airlines have YOU heard of?

  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Aegean Airlines
  • Lagunair
  • Siberia Airlines
  • Aer Lingus
  • Jet Airways
  • Dalavia
  • V Australia
  • Icelandair
  • Jet2
  • bmi
  • Boliviana de Aviacion
  • Go Air
  • Xiamen Airlines
  • Paramount Airways
  • Kingfisher Red
  • First Air

If you’ve heard of more than three of these airlines, take a bow.

These 17 airlines were mentioned during the past week alone on Alternative Airline News. And there are many, many more detailed elsewhere on the website. Most of us probably have little interest in regional Chinese (Xiamen) or Bolivian (Boliviana de Aviacion) carriers, but some folks might actually find it useful to know about Kingfisher Red, which operates flights from London to India.

Nonetheless, the Alternative Airlines website is new (to us) and fascinating. Break out some airline trivia next time you’re cornered by the World-Traveling-Airline-Snob.