Top 5 low cost airlines in Europe


When we are faced with a small budget to prepare our vacations, due to lack of means or simply because we want to save money, we always try to find the best alternatives that will allow us to travel without spending too much. From affordable suitcases to low-cost airline tickets: a way to save money on the plane ticket. 

But what is the difference between a classic airline and one designated as "low-cost"? Which low-cost airline to choose? Which are the best ones? We will answer all these questions in this article.

The concept behind low-cost airlines 

In recent years, traditional airlines were the only players in the airline industry, offering a package of services and quality included in a single, albeit more expensive, fare, now totally rethought and fragmented by low-cost airlines. Traveling by plane was not a common practice for everyone.

Several companies have responded to this problem by introducing a low-cost concept to allow a group of people to travel at a lower cost. 

The first low-cost airline  

Of Irish origin, founded in 1984... It is Ryanair, the largest airline in Europe, which generates the largest evolution of passenger traffic in terms of volume but also, the first low-cost airline initiating the low-cost concept, of cheap air travel. 

This very attractive concept has quickly spread to other low-cost airlines and thus transformed the air travel industry, making it more accessible and affordable for everyone.

Ranking of the best low-cost airlines 

Before choosing a low-cost airline to consider a future trip, it is interesting to study all the possible options to select the best value for money.

We have made a ranking of the best low-cost airlines based on reviews and customer feedback from the database of flight-report, a community of travel enthusiasts.

This airline, of Hungarian origin, is positioned at the last place of the ranking since it is the lowest rated low-cost airline: with an average of 6/10, for 77 reviews.  

Its strong point is its low and affordable fares. Nevertheless, you have to be careful with the extra options offered by the company, such as luggage, which can make the price of the ticket higher.  

Its disadvantages, highlighted by customer feedback, are the quality of the staff on board the plane, the chargeable card, but also the entertainment offered, less interesting than that of other low-cost airlines.

In 4th position is the Spanish low-cost airline Vueling Airlines. With a rating of 6.1/10 according to 133 reviews, it has similar advantages and disadvantages as Wizz Air.

In third position, we find the British low-cost airline EasyJet: an average of 6.6/10 from 647 reviews. Advantage in terms of low and attractive prices, disadvantages in terms of the pay card and the entertainment offered...  

What seems to differentiate it from competing low-cost airlines is its on-board staff, which is well appreciated according to customers having chosen to travel with EasyJet

Ranked among the 10 best low-cost airlines, it is the Spanish low-cost airline Volotea. 

With an average of 6.9/10 from 141 reviews, this company is very appreciated for: its affordable fares, its on-board staff as well as the entertainment offer.  

Nevertheless, it has a disadvantage with regard to the pay card. 

Of French origin, and among the 3 best low-cost airlines, it is Transavia: with an average of 7.1/10 for a total of 260 reviews.  

It has many strong points, in particular low prices on the plane tickets, the offer of entertainment, the comfort of the cabins, the quality of the staff on board as well as the paying card.

Low-cost airline: find a cheap ticket 

Using a low-cost airline is the possibility to get a cheap air ticket. You can refer to our ranking of the best airlines to purchase your ticket but also use cheap flight comparators like LILIGO or Skyscanner.

These online comparators allow you to find the best results on the cheapest tickets and list all the cheap airlines that offer them.  

Want to get a cheap ticket? Discover our 6 tips to find a cheap airline ticket in 2022

Low cost airlines: what are their secrets to offer low cost flights?

Although flights aboard low cost airlines are interesting with low and accessible prices, how do these companies manage to post lower fares than traditional airlines? That's what you can find out in this video!

Choose cheap luggage before traveling with a low-cost airline

Saving money on a low-cost airline ticket is a good start, but how about saving money on your luggage?

With less than 50 €, you can afford a cheap and durable suitcase. A bargain, limited in time, if you want to please yourself or a loved one!

Low-cost travel with a cheap suitcase: which models are available?

Cabin suitcase, medium suitcase, large suitcase, travel bag... We offer a wide variety of products. Simple or eccentric designs, neutral or bright colors... You will find something for everyone.

Here are 5 models of cheap luggage, to absolutely have if you want to travel with a quality suitcase but without spending too much: a small and sweet price, and to absolutely seize before a longed-for trip!

  • DALE-E hard-shell cabin suitcase, small and easy to carry

Compatible with low-cost airlines such as Iberia, Transavia, Volotea or Vueling, this carry-on is the perfect hand luggage. Rigid, solid... Traveling will be easier with it, and you have the opportunity to have it for 49 € instead of 139 €!

Rigid, made of ABS... This weekend suitcase CORONADO model of the brand Wave will allow you to travel without worrying about the security of your belongings.

Elegant and modern, you can have it for 79 € instead of 189 € !

Large storage space, optimized manufacturing and high quality, this is what awaits you with the large size suitcase HORTEN-A from the brand Infinitif.

It will be perfect for your long trips and your desire to carry all your favorite things. 99 € instead of 249 €, it's a 61% discount on the original price that awaits you with this product: a great opportunity to seize!

As a traveler, you may have to hesitate between a cabin suitcase, a weekend suitcase and a large suitcase. Each one of them has advantages that the other one doesn't have but we can't always decide.

The solution is to simply resort to a set of suitcases including the FOGO-C set of 4 hard cases! Durable, versatile and allowing you to create your own set of suitcases, it's a unique opportunity to have all the suitcase models in 1. 

159 € instead of 479 €, it's a 67% discount on the starting price but it won't last: a great deal that you shouldn't let slip away!

Want to see more models? 

We have presented you 5 luggage products, at a reduced price, that will allow you to travel while saving on the total bill. Nevertheless, it is not representative of our large catalog, established with care to correspond to the expectations, needs and different tastes of travelers. 

On our site, you have a wide choice allowing you to have more chances to find the bag, your ideal bag: with Baage, find the cheap luggage, and perfect for your trip with a low-cost airline!