The most time saving method of reaching destinations in long distance travels is obviously Airline Travels. In addition, it is the most easiest, safest and comfortable way in our century to cross continents. Almost all countries in Europe have their own airline companies with their own flagship and private operating companies as well. This type of transport is becoming more and more important, therefore, airline manufacturers (Airbus, Boeing, etc) are constructing and designing special ordered airlines in order to satisfy their clients.
Airline traveling was once a luxury type of travel to reach destinations, but with the increase of population, globalization, and demand it became a travel tool of every type of traveler. There are many airline companies in Europe among which some of them are operating in short distance and others in long distance.
Below is the list of the most known Airline Companies which are operating in Europe.
The Austrian flag carrier operates scheduled services to over 130 destinations predominantly in Europe, and some routes to USA and Asia. Main base at Vienna International Airport (VIE) near Vienna (Wien).
Tyrolean Airways is a regional airline which operates services in Austria and more than 70 destinations in Europe. Its main base is Innsbruck Airport (INN), with a hub at Vienna International Airport (VIE).
Brussels Airlines is the result of the alliance between SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express, a formerly Brussels-based low fare airline. It is the largest airline based in Belgium, it operates flights to more than 40 European destinations.
The national airline carrier of Bulgaria, it is based in Sofia the country's capital.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
B&H Airlines is the flag carrier of Bosnia and Herzegovina, it operates scheduled passenger and charter services as well as small cargo services, its home base is at Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ), the primary international airport in the country, located close to Sarajevo.
Croatian Airline based in Stranice, is the national flag carrier of the Republic of Croatia, it serves the Balkan region and destinations in Europe. Its hub is at Zagreb Airport (ZAG), the main international airport of Croatia near Zagreb the country's capital city.
Cyprus Airways is the national airline of Cyprus, it operates scheduled services to 21 destinations in Europe and the Middle East. Its main hub is Larnaca International Airport (LCA) and a second hub at Paphos International Airport (PFO).
Czech Airlines is the national carrier of the Czech Republic.The airline operates scheduled services to 69 destinations in 41 countries inEurope, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. Its main hub is Prague Ruzyně Airport (PRG), the biggest airport in the Czech Republic, near Prague.
Denmark - Sweden - Norway
The airline operates flights to 176 destinations in more than 30 countries. Its main European and intercontinental hub is Copenhagen Airport (CPH) near Copenhagen, the company operates also hubs at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN) and Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL).
The Estonian national airline, operates flights to destinations in north- and central Europe and western Russia, its hub is at Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport (TLL) located close to the national capital Tallinn.
Finnair is Finland's flag carrier and largest airline of the country. The airline connects Finland with 10 destinations in Asia and over 50 cities in Europe. Main Hub of Finair is at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL), it is Finland's main international airport located in the Helsinki metropolitan area.
AirFrance is the French flag carrier, The airline operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 150 destinations in 90 countries as well as more than 30 destinations in France. On its website the company provides the usual airline information about intercontinental flights and other services. Main hub of Air France is Paris-Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) located 25 km (16 mi) north-east of Paris. The airline has also a strong presence at Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) and Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS).
Air Berlin operates an extensive semi-low-cost network to holiday destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and North Africa as well as intercontinental destinations in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and the United States. It is Germany's second largest airline, after Lufthansa, and Europe's sixth largest airline in terms of passengers carried. The airline's main hub is at Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL) in Berlin, and the company operates secondary hubs at Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS), Düsseldorf and Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC), Munich.
Condor is operating, as part of Thomas Cook Group, scheduled leisure flights to 77 destinations in the Mediterranean, Asia, Africa, North America and the Caribbean. Its main base is Frankfurt Airport (FRA) near Frankfurt am Main.
Eurowings as part of Lufthansa Regional it operates scheduled domestic and flights within Europe on behalf of Lufthansa. Its hub is at Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS), Düsseldorf.
Cologne-Bonn based low fare airline a subsidiary of Eurowings, offers flights all over Europe.
Travel charter airline, and a fully owned subsidiary of Air Berlin.
Lufthansa is the flag carrier of Germany and the largest airline in Europe in terms of passengers carried and the world's fifth-largest airline in terms of overall passengers carried. Lufthansa operates services to 18 German cities and to more than 180 international destinations world-wide. The airline's main hub is at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) near Frankfurt am Main. LH operates a second hub at Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC) close to Munich (München).
TUIfly operates charter and scheduled low-cost flights predominantly to classic holiday regions around the Mediterranean, the Canary and Cape Verde Islands, Madeira and Egypt, as well as to cities in Europe, Africa, USA, and Asia.
Aegean Airlines is the largest Greek airline by total number of passengers carried. The airline operates mainly domestic scheduled and charter services from Athens and Thessaloniki. Aegean has its main hub at Athens International Airport (ATH) and operates secondary hubs at Thessaloniki International Airport, "Macedonia" (SKG) and Heraklion International Airport (HER).
The national airline of Greenland, changed its name from "Grønlandsfly" to Air Greenland. The airline is the flag-carrier airline of Greenland, it is jointly owned by the government of Greenland, the SAS Group, and the Danish government. Air Greenland operates a domestic airport network which includes all 13 civilian airports in Greenland with a fleet of 38 aircraft, including one airliner used for transatlantic and charter flights.
Iceland's national airline is serving Europe and North America via their hub at Keflavík International Airport (KEF), the largest airport in Iceland and the country’s main hub for international transportation. The airport is situated about 50 km (31 mi) from Iceland's capital Reykjavík.
Iceland's low fare airline operates services to 17 destinations in Europe and North America. Its main base is Keflavík International Airport (KEF).
Ireland's national carrier operates flights to destinations in Europe, North America and northern Africa. Its main base is at Dublin Airport (DUB) the busiest airport on the island located north of Dublin City. Aer Lingus operates a secondary hub at Belfast International Airport (BFS) near Belfast.
The Ireland based budget carrier is Europe's largest low-cost airline. The carrier's primary operational bases are at Dublin Airport (DUB) and London Stansted Airport (STN).
Air One is now part of Compagnia Aerea Italiana (CAI), the low-cost airline operates domestic scheduled and some international flights from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) which is located about 40 km (25 mi) northwest of Milan.
Alitalia — Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A. is Italy's flag airline and is the country's biggest airline. Its main hub is Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO), Rome.
AirBaltic is the Latvian flag carrier airline. The low-cost carrier's main hub is at Riga International Airport (RIX) near Riga, the county's capital, it operates secondary hubs at Vilnius International Airport (VNO), Vilnius, Lithuania and Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport (TLL), Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
Luxair is Luxembourg's flag carrier airline. It operates scheduled services to 50 destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean and Middle East, as well as charter and seasonal services. The airline's main base is Luxembourg – Findel Airport (LUX), the Duchy's only international airport is located close to Luxembourg City.
Air Malta is the national airline of Malta. It operates services to more than 36 destinations in Europe and North Africa. Its main hub is at Malta International Airport (MLA), the only airport in Malta located 5 km (3.1 mi) of Valletta, the Maltese capital.
Air Moldova is the national airline of Moldova. It operates scheduled services to 17 destinations in Europe. Its main base is Chisinau International Airport (KIV), located 13 km (8 mi) southeast of Moldova's capital city Chisinau.
Montenegro Airlines is the national flag carrier airline of Montenegro. It operates scheduled flights and seasonal charter services throughout Europe. The airline's main hub is at Podgorica Airport located 11 km (7 mi) south of Podgorica, Montenegro's capital.
Arkefly is a Dutch low-cost airline, the charter carrier of the Dutch arm of TUI. It operates scheduled and chartered flights mainly for the Dutch tour operator Arke. Arkefly offers flights to more than 30 destinations in Europe, the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands, North Africa, Mexico, Brazil, and to several destinations in the Caribbean (Aruba, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and the Netherlands Antilles). Its main hub is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).
KLM is the national airline of the Netherlands and is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name. It operates scheduled passenger and cargo services to more than 90 destinations worldwide. In May 2004 Air France merged with KLM creating Air France-KLM, a European airline holding company incorporated under French law. Both Air France and KLM continue to fly under their distinct brand names. KLM's main hub is at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) located 9 km (5.6 mi) southwest of Amsterdam.
Martinair Holland, is an internationally operating airline. with scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 50 destinations worldwide. Its main base is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).
The Polish national airline operates a complex network to 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia. Its main base is Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW), Poland's primary airport located about 10 km (6 mi) south-southwest of Warsaw, Poland's capital. LOT's website offers destinations, flight and cargo information, as well as online booking, available in Polish, English and French.
The subsidiary of LOT Polish Airlines operates as a short-haul operator for its parent company. Its main base is Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW).
Transportes Aéreos Portugueses - TAP is the National Airline of Portugal, it operates a worldwide route network that comprises 78 destinations in 34 countries. TAP's main hub is at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), the primary international airport in Portugal and a major European hub. The airport is located 7 km (4.3 mi) north of Lisbon, Portugal's capital city.
The subsidiary of TAP Portugal is a regional airline, it operates scheduled international and domestic services from Lisbon and Porto (Oporto), as well as charter services within Europe. Its main base is Portela Airport (LIS), Lisbon.