The top 9 countries don’t have an airline in the world currently
There are currently 9 sovereign countries without an airline.
- Andorra – There are no airports in Andorra, so there are no airlines based there.
- Barbados – there used to be 3 airlines based in Barbados: Carib Express, REDjet, and Trans Island Air. However, they’ve all ceased operations, with the most recent being startup airline REDjet ceasing on 2012. However, there are still 14 foreign airlines flying from Canada, America, the UK, Germany, Panama, and many Caribbean countries to Barbados via Grantley Adams International Airport.
- Liechtenstein – There are no airports in Liechtenstein, so there are no airlines based there.
- Micronesia – There used to be an airline named Air Micronesia (later known as Continental Micronesia) based there, which was a subsidiary of Continental Airlines. However, after the United-Continental merger, United Airlines took over all Continental Micronesia operations on 2010. There are 4 international airports in Micronesia. They are in Chuuk, Kosrae, Yap, and Pohnpei. Air Niugini, United Airlines, and Nauru Airlines have services to Micronesia from Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Hawaii, Guam, and Nauru. They also operate domestic flights within Micronesia en route to their base country.
- Guinea-Bissau – Guinea-Bissau used to have a national airline called Air Bissau, but they ceased operations in 1998. However, ASKY Airlines, euroAtlantic Airways, Royal Air Maroc, TAP Air Portugal, and Transair operate flights from Senegal, Togo, Portugal, Cape Verde, and Morocco to Osvaldo Vieira International Airport, the only airport with commercial flights in Guinea-Bissau.
- Liberia – There used to be an airline based in Liberia named Air Liberia. However, they have ceased operations since 1990. However, 6 foreign African airlines and 2 European airlines (KLM and Brussels Airlines) operate flights from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Belgium, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Netherlands, and Morocco to Roberts International Airport, the only airport with commercial flights in Liberia.
- San Marino – There are no airports in San Marino, so there are no airlines based there.
- Tuvalu – There has never been an airline based in Tuvalu. However, Fiji Airways operate flights from Nadi and Suva in Fiji to Funafuti International Airport, the only airport in Tuvalu.
- Vatican City – There are no airports in Vatican City, so there are no airlines based there.
Despite Monaco not having any airports, they have two airlines based in their country: Monacair and Heli Air Monaco. This is because they have a heliport, and Monacair and Heli Air Moncao operate helicopter services from Monaco to nearby French cities.