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5 European low-cost airlines to fly cheap

We often get questions (from travellers living outside of Europe) about airlines in Europe they’ve never heard of. Are you living abroad and have you never heard of airlines like Ryanair or Transavia? Do you frequently have questions about them and do you want to know if they are reliable airlines? In this article you will learn more about European low-cost airlines and you will get more familiar with these airlines! We made a list of the five European low-cost airlines in a random order, take a look >>

Low-cost airlines Europe Ryanair

1. Ryanair

Ryanair is known for it’s low fares and is one of the biggest European low-cost airlines. The airline flies to/from smaller airports (that’s one of the most import reasons why tickets can be very cheap). But Ryanair also tries to setup more new hubs at the big airports and already included some big airports. Flights are commerical but compfy and are on schedule (often you land 15 minutes before scheduled)!

If you book your tickets at Ryanair make sure that your luggage meets the demands, and… make sure your name on your ticket is spelled correct. Cheap tickets can only be that cheap when every extra service can be charged, so be aware that Ryanair will charge any “mistake” you make. But if you take your time, correctly fill in your details and don’t click to fast you could be on your way for just a few Euro’s.

Ryanair cabin bagage allowance:

  • ONE cabin bag + ONE small bag
  • Maximum size cabin bag: 55 x 40 x 20cm including handles and wheels.
  • Maximum size small bag: 35 x 20 x 20

Ryanair facts:

  • 7.5 million passengers per month (February 2016)
  • Started in Ireland in 1985
  • Operates in 33 countries
  • 200 destinations
  • 350 aircrafts


2. easyJet

EasyJet is known as the ‘English airline’ and has it’s headquarters (of course) in England (the United Kingdom). But Easyjet also has bases across Europe. They operate from/to the bigger airports which makes your journey mostly quicker. They often stunt with nice low-prices, so always watch their deals! Flights are comfy, quick and on-time.

Easyjet cabin bagage allowance:

  • ONE cabin bag
  • Maximum size of 56 x 45 x 25cm including handles and wheels.

Easyjet facts:

  • 7.5 million passengers per month (Augustus 2016)
  • 1995, Luton England
  • 31 countries
  • 800 routes
  • 250 aircrafts


3. Vueling

Vueling is the ‘Mediterranean airline’ so if you visit the Mediterranean parts of Europe make sure you check this one! Vueling is a Spanish airline with 2 hubs, one in Barcelona and one in Rome. The airline also has aircrafts in Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Alicante, Brussel and Valencia. Flights are mostly on scheduled and less commercial. You could actually take a nap on your way and on some flights you could take your pet with you.

Standard Vueling cabin bagage allowance:

  • ONE cabin bag
  • Maximum size of 55 x 40x 20 cm

Vueling facts:

  • Founded in 2004
  • 101 destintions
  • 2 hub locations
  • 101 aircrafts


European low-cost airlines Transavia

4. Transavia

Transavia is the low-cost airline of AirFrance and KLM (to get the facts right hey are actually two different airlines, Transavia Netherlands and Transavia France). The airline has a codesharing agreement with KLM which make the flights reliable. The seats are also comfortable and on some flights you could take your pet! But make sure you check this in front of you booking. Transavia offers cheap flights to several cities in Europe, you can find your deal at

Trasavia cabin bagage allowance:

  • ONE cabin bag
  • Maximum size of 45 x 40 x 25cm including handles and wheels.
  • Max weight: 10 kg.

Transavia Facts: 

  • 6.7 million passengers (2015)
  • Start
  • Counties
  • Airports
  • Vliegtuigen

European low-cost airlines WizzAir

5. WizzAir

WizzAir is Central and Eastern Europe’s biggest low-cost airline. The airline has a focus on flights to and from Eastern European countries.

Standard WizzAir cabin bagage allowance:

  • ONE cabin bag
  • Maximum size of 42 x 32 x 25cm for free or;
  • Maximum size of 42 x 32 x 25cm (paid)
WizzAir facts:
  • 2,3 million passengers in August 2016
  • Founded in 2003 in Hungary
  • 420 routes
  • 25 bases
  • Focus on Eastern Europe
  • 71 aircrafts

More European low-cost airlines…

This was just a list of 5 randomly ordered European low-cost airlines. Examples of other airlines are: Germanwings, Norwegian Air Shuttle, AirBerlin, FlyBe and We hope this list will make you more familiar! Did we forgot an important airline or do you have travel tips, feel free to leave a message!

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Source pictures: / Ryanair / Vueling / easyjet / Transavia / WizzAir





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