The Best Low-cost Airline category recognises the companies that have stood out in what is an increasingly competitive market
2020 avb awards, AVB Awards

Air Arabia

Air Arabia caused ripples in the industry when it announced a new low-cost concept. Its continued success and bold ambitions have resulted in a mammoth orders for new jets which could help catapult it ahead of its competition.


Flyadeal’s vast success since launching has quickly made it a serious player in the increasingly competitive Middle East LCC sphere. The fact it has been able to hold off from launching international routes for so long proves how effective its domestic strategy is. It is now primed for regional growth after months of foundation laying.


The Middle East-India market is becoming one of the region’s most fought-over spaces. SpiceJet’s new base in the UAE is a significant statement by the carrier, which hopes to make serious gains on what are becoming increasingly lucrative routes.

Jazeera Airways

Seen as an exemplary model in the regional LCC market, Jazeera Airways achieved 90% increase in net profits in the first nine months of 2019. And not afraid to take risks, the airline is one of a handful to start experimenting with long-haul, low-cost routes.


As one of the largest 737 Max customers in the world, flydubai was particularly impacted by the pane’s grounding. In spite of this, the airline has adapted well and kept revenues relatively steady. Its resilience is testament to its robust operating and financial strategy.

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