Many countries have their own airlines, and it can be difficult when traveling internationally to choose a regional airline. The most popular airlines tend to carry the largest number of passengers daily over the largest number of miles.
When traveling with the regional airlines of North America, Europe and the Middle East, and Asia, Africa, South America and Oceania, there are many well-known and well-recognized options available.
As you make your travel arrangements, consider the following:
1. If interested in adding frequent flier miles, check to see what your region's airlines' partners have to offer in terms of cost and availability.
2. If speaking another language is an issue, check on whether the airline's staff speaks English.
3. Consider the total number of hours flown through the regional airlines carefully. International travel can be long, and your time may well be worth a more expensive flight.
Choose the most popular commercial airlines by region in North, Central and South AmericaMajor airlines of the world in North America, Central America and South America fly millions of passengers each day.
Select from the most popular airlines by region for European and Middle Eastern travelEuropean and Middle Eastern airlines fly to many international locations each day. These airlines fly passengers to and from cities, major hubs and global destinations.
When traveling to Africa, choose one of the popular airlines of the worldInternational airlines by region exist all over Africa. Several airlines link regional travel to international travel.
For travel to Asia and Oceania, choose a popular international regional airlineInformation about region airlines in Asia and Oceania abounds. Try a well-known airline for dependable travel.
- With an increasing number of regional airlines tightening luggage restrictions, if possible, pack light to save yourself time, money and if transferring international carriers, the headache of carrying heavy luggage through busy airport hubs.