Airlines in Europe

You have many choices when it come airlines that provide services to Europe from the USA. You will find a wide selection of airlines and services as well as those carriers who operate just with Europe regionally. 

You can find more detailed information at the on specific air topics listed below .

For a good portion of your travel time within Europe you will most likely find using the trains or buses a better choice. However, if your locations are more than 5 hours apart you may want to ultimately use an airline. This may also be the only choice when traveling over bodies of water. As in the US, low cost airlines are prevalent in Europe and smaller regional that have good services with a particular country or area. Only airlines with scheduled services are listed. Charter airlines used primarily by the tour travel industry are excluded.

Low Cost Carriers with extended coverage across Europe

Low Cost Carriers with extended coverage across Europe: Normally have the lowest priced fares without the perks. Some airlines do not fly into the major airports. Some of these alternative airports are usually farther away from the city center. Because of their distance from the city centers, they may lack public transportation, higher cost into the city and more time consuming. As with discount carriers there are more charges for basics services like baggage, seat reservations and tickets may be strictly non-refundable. There may be no food or drink for purchase. Read their policies closely so you are not taken by surprise.  Additional expenses may offset the prices difference of major airlines.

Regional or Domestic Carriers

These airlines typical ly fly short distances routes only and those unavailable through major carriers. Domestic carriers strictly operate within one country while regionals will fly to other countries near by.

Airline Directory…

Flyer Club
LoganairClan LoganairRegional UKAberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Derry, Inverness, Isle of Man, Newcastle upon Tyne, Teesside
Eastern AirwaysRegional – UK, IrelandAberdeen, Humberside, Newquay, Southampton
PegasusPegasus BolBolEurope Low-costAdana, Ankara, Antalya
Ercan, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, İzmir
Air EuropaSumaSkyTeamIntl. Low-costAdolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas
Iberia AirlinesIberia Plus (Avios)One WorldIntl. Worldwide – Spain FlagAdolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas
Plus UltraPremier PlusEurope Low-costAdolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Iberia ExpressClub ExpressOne WorldEurope Low-costAdolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Air Europa ExpressSumaSkyTeamEurope Low-costAdolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, Palma de Mallorca Airport
Air CorsicaFlying BlueEuropeAjaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport
NorlandairRegional- Iceland, Greenland, SvalbardAkureyri Airport, Reykjavik Airport
Cabo VerdeIntl.Amílcar Cabral Intl. Airport
KLM CityhopperFlying BlueSky TeamIntl. – EuropeAmsterdam Airport Schiphol
Corendon Dutch AirlinesCorendonIntl. – Europe, Middle EastAmsterdam Schiphol, Maastricht Aachen Airport
KLM Royal DutchFlying BlueSky TeamIntl. Worldwide, Netherlands FlagAmsterdam Schipol
TransaviaFlying BlueEurope Low-costAmsterdam, Eindhoven,
Rotterdam/The Hague
AnadolujetStar AllianceStar AllianceEurope, Western Asia, North CyprusAnkara, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Corendon AirlinesCorendonIntl. – Europe, Middle EastAntalya Airport,
İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport
VoloteaMegavoloteaEurope Low-costAsturias Airport,
Sky ExpressRegional – GreeceAthens Intl., Heraklion Intl., Makedonia Intl.
Delta AirlinesSkyMilesSky TeamIntl. WorldwideAtlanta-Hartsfield Jackson, New York-JFK, Detroit, Minneapolis, Seattle Tacoma
Air New ZealandAirpointsStar AllianceInternational-National Flag CarrierAuckland, Christchurch, Wellington
Blue AirMy BlueEurope Low-costBacău Intl. Airport, Cluj Intl. Airport, Turin Airport
Air SerbiaEtihad GuestIntl. Worldwide – Serbia FlagBelgrade
NeosIntl. – Europe, Africa, AsiaBergamo, Bologna, Milan–Malpensa, Rome–Fiumicino, Verona
Regional – NorwayBergen, Bodø, Oslo, Sandefjord, Tromsø
Condor FlugdeinstMileage Plan Intl. WorldwideBerlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Stuttgart, Zürich
Helvetic AirwaysIntl. – EuropeBern, Zürich
Sun-AirExecutive ClubOne worldRegional ScandinaviaBillund Airport
jet BlueTrueBlueIntl. – N. America, EuropeBoston-Logan, New York-JFK, Orlando
Brussels AirlinesMiles & MoreStar AllianceIntl. Worldwide – Belgium FlagBrussels
Air BelgiumEurope – Brussels Airport,
Brussels South-Charleroi Airport
Wizz AirWizz Privilege Pass, Wizz Discount ClubEurope Low-costBudapest
Chalair AviationFlying BlueRegional – FranceCaen – Carpiquet Airport
SevenairRegional – PortugalCascais Aerodrome Lisbon
United AirlinesMileage PlusStar AllianceIntl. WorldwideChicago-O’Hare, Denver, Houston-Bush, Newark, San Francisco, Washington-Dulles
Air MoldovaAir Moldova ClubEurope-National Flag CarrierChișinău International Airport
FlyOneEurope Low-costChișinău Intl. Airport
DATRegional – Denmark, Finland, Germany, NorwayCopenhagen Airport
SAS ScandinavianEuro BonusStar AllianceIntl. Worldwide -Denmark, Norway, Sweden FalgCopenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm Aranda
American AirlinesAAdvantage One WorldIntl. WorldwideDallas-Ft. Worth, Chicago-O’Hare, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Miami, New York-JFK, Philadelphia, Phoenix
EmiratesEmirates SkywardsIntl. Worldwide – UAE FlagDubai Intl. Airport
Aer LingusAerClub/AviosInt. Worldwide -Ireland FlagDublin
RyanairEurope Low-costDublin, London-Stanstead
Eurowings DiscoverMiles & MoreIntl. Worldwide Low-costDüsseldorf
VuelingVueling Club
(part of Avios)
Europe Low-costEl Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona
OFDRegional – GermanyEmden Airport
Air Tahiti NuiClub TiareIntl.Faa’a Intl. Airport
Lufthansa CityLineMiles & MoreStar AllianceIntl. – EuropeFrankfurt Airport, Munich Airport
LufthansaMiles & MoreStar AllianceIntl. Worldwide, Germany FlagFrankfurt, Munich
CanaryflyRegional – Canary IslandsGran Canaria Airport
Binter CanariasBintermásCanary Islands, Spain, Portugal, MorccoGran Canaria Airport,
Tenerife North Airport
Blue IslandsBlue Skies ClubRegional-Channel Islands, UK & EuropeGuernsey Airport
Jersey Airport
FinnairFinnair PlusOne WorldIntl. Worldwide – Finland FlagHelsinki
NºrraFinnair PlusOne WorldRegional – FInlandHelsinki Airport
TAROMFlying BlueSky TeamIntl. – Europe, North Africa, Asia, Romania FlagHenri Coandă Intl. Airport
Blue Bird AirwaysRegional East MediterraneanHeraklion International Airport
Turkish AirlinesMiles & Smiles Star AllianceIntl. WorldwideIstanbul Airport
SunExpressSunExpress BonusIntl. – Europe, North Africaİzmir Adnan Menderes, Antalya Airport
Azores AirlinesSATA ImagineIntl. – Europe, N. AmericaJoão Paulo II Airport
LevelAviosOne WorldEurope Low-costJosep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport
PlayEurope Low-costKeflavík Intl. Airport
IcelandairSaga ClubIntl. Worldwide, Iceland FlagKeflavík Intl. Airport
Ukraine Intl. AirlinesPanorama ClubIntl. Worldwide – Ukraine FlagKyiv
YanairIntl. – Europe- Middle EastKyiv Intl. Airport (Zhuliany)
Bravo AirwaysIntl. – Ukraine, Middle EastKyiv-Boryspil Airport
SkyUpIntl. Low-cost Europe, N. Africa, Middle EastKyiv–Boryspil, Kharkiv,
TUS AirwaysTus & PlusIntl. – Europe, Middle EastLarnaca International
Cyprus AirwaysIntl. – Europe-Middle East-National Flag CarrierLarnaca Intl. Airport
Jet2.comEurope Low-costLeeds Bradford Airport
TAP Air PortugalTAP Miles & GoStar AllianceIntl. Worldwide Low-cost, Portugal FlagLisbon
IberojetIntl. -Spain, Portugal, CaribbeanLisbon, Madrid
BA City FlyrExecutive ClubOne WorldIntl. EuropeLondon City Airport
Virgin AtlanticFlying ClubSky TeamIntl. WorldwideLondon Heathrow, Manchester
British AirwaysExecutive Club/AviosOne WorldIntl. Worldwide – UK FlagLondon-Heathrow, London Gatwick
easyJetEurope Low-costLondon-Luton
LuxairMiles & MoreIntl. – Europe, N.Africa, Middle EastLuxembourg Airport
HOP!Flying BlueSky TeamIntl. – EuropeLyon, Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air MaltaFlypass, KMilesEurope, Middle East, North AfricaMalta International Airport
Malta AirEurope Low-costMalta Intl. Airport
Twin JetFlying BlueRegional- FranceMarseille Provence, Metz-Nancy-Lorraine, Paris-Orly Airport
BelaviaIntl. – Europe, Middle East, Belarus FlagMinsk National Airport
FLN Frisia LuftverkehrDomestic – GermanyNorden, Germany
Norse AtlanticIntl.- Europe. N. AmericaOslo, London-Gatwick
FlyrEurope Low-costOslo-Gardermoen
Norwegian Norwegian RewardEurope Low-costOslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
Air FranceFlying BlueSky TeamIntl. Worldwide, France FlagParis De Gaulle, Paris Orly
French BeeIntl. Worldwide Low-costParis Orly
La CompagnieMy CompagnieIntl. BusinessParis Orly
CorsairClub CorsairRegional – FranceParis-Orly
Air MontenegroVision TeamIntl. – EuropePodgorica Airport, Tivat Airport
Eagle AirDomestic – IcelandReykjavik Airport
Air Iceland ConnectIcelandair Saga ClubRegional, Iceland, Greenland, Faroe IslandsReykjavík Airport
air BalticairBaltic ClubEurope- Latvia National Flag CarrierRiga Intl. Airport, Tallinn Airport, Vilnius Airport, Tampere Airport
ITA AirwaysVolareSky TeamIntl. Worldwide – Itlay FlagRome-Fiummincino
FlyBosniaDomestic – Bosnia, SwitzerlandSarajevo Intl. Airport
Singapore AirlinesKrisFlyer, PPS ClubStar AllianceIntl.Singapore
Bulgaria AirFly MoreIntl. – Europe, N. Africa Bulgaria FlagSofia Airport
Alsie ExpressRegional – DenmarkSønderborg Airport
PeoplesRegional – SwitzerlandSt. Gallen–Altenrhein Airport
BRA BraathensRegional -Sweden, Finland, DenmarkStockholm-Bromma Airport
Sylt AirRegional – GermanySylt Airport
NordicaMiles & MoreIntl. – EuropeTallinn Airport
Olympic AirMiles+BonusStar AllianceRegional – GreeceThessaloniki Intl.,
Athens Intl., Rhodes Intl.
Air AlbaniaIntl.- Europe Albania FlagTirana Intl. Airport Nënë
AlbawingsEurope Low-costTirana Intl. Airport Nënë
AIS AirlinesRegional – Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, SwedenTorsby Airport
JonairRegional – SwedenUmeå Airport
CSA Czech AirlinesOK PlusSky TeamIntl. Europe – Czechia FlagVáclav Havel Airport Prague
SmartWingsEurope Low-costVáclav Havel Airport Prague
Air DolomitiRegional Italy, GermanyVerona Villafranca Airport, Frankfurt, Munich
Austrian AirlinesMiles & MoreStar AllianceIntl. Worldwide, Austria FlagVienna
LOT PolishMiles & MoreStar AllianceIntl. Worldwide, Poland FlagWarsaw
Croatia AirlinesMiles & MoreStar AllianceIntl.- Europe – Croatia FlagZagreb Airport
MotorsichRegional – Ukraine, Saudi ArabiaZaporizhzhia Intl. Airport
EdelweissIntl. WorldwideZürich
Swiss AirlinesMiles & More Star AllianceIntl. Worldwide, Switzerland FlagZürich
ChairIntl. – Europe, N. Africa Zürich Airport
Eurowings EuropeBoomerang Club, Miles & MoreIntl. – EuropePalma de Mallorca, Prague, Pristina, Salzburg, Stockholm–Arlanda, Vienna
TUI fly Group [1]Intl. – Africa, Asia, Europe, Caribbean
Emerald AirlinesRegional – Ireland, UKDublin Airport, George Best Belfast City
Air NostrumAviosOne WorldIntl. _ Europe, N. AfricaJosep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat, Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas, Valencia
AlbaStar.esIntl. _ Europe, AfricaMilan–Malpensa, Orio al Serio Intl., Trapani–Birgi

National Flag Carriers: Have preferential rights and privileges in their home countries over other airline companies. In some instances carriers may be state owned and operated, while others may be public or private companies. Flag carrying airlines are noted with the country flag before the country name.

[1] TUIfly Group consist of several different airlines operating under the TUI Group tourism company. TUIfly – Belgium has scheduled passenger services while TUIfly – Deutschland, TUIfly – Netherlands, TUIfly – Nordic, TUI Airways – UK are only currently operating charter services.

Passenger Rights in Europe…

If you are flying into a European Union country’s airport you do have air passenger rights under the law. If you are denied boarding or your flight is cancelled, overbooked, you are entitled to either;

  • transport to your final destination using comparable alternative means, or
  • having your ticket refunded and, where relevant, being returned free of charge to your initial departure point

If you are delayed more than 5 hours you may also be entitled to a refund if no forwarding transportation is furnished.

For more detailed information read the link below at the European Union passenger rights.

When flying to Europe you’ll find not only domestic airlines with services to major European cities but, International carriers as well. Many are non-stop flights that depart from US airports to major cities in Europe every day. Traveling to and from Europe can be a very long flight so you may take a look at upgrading to, what they call premium economy. For a little more, without paying as much as first class or business, you can have a larger and more comfortable seat with better perks. These seats are very limited so they’ll sell out fast.