Posted : November 2013Author : Suzy Strutner
10. Wizz Air (Hungary)
9. WOW Air (Iceland)
8. Cebu Pacific (Philippines)
This airline takes its name from the province in the Philippines where it has its headquarters. So maybe it's just an unfortunate coincidence that a cebu is also a large, cow-like mammal characterized by "a fatty hump on its shoulders, drooping ears and large dewlap." But the good news Hindus believe the cebu is a representation of Nandi, the sacred mount of Shiva, so... fly Cebu and ride like a god?
7. Firefly (Malaysia)
When we think of hurtling from nation to nation 30,000 feet above the ground, a firefly is not the animal that comes to mind.
6. Tigerair (Singapore)
5. Lion Air (Indonesia)
4. Scoot (Singapore)
To “scoot” implies a jerking, tugging motion that just makes us uncomfortable to think of while soaring in the air. Plus it kinda sounds like a household cleaning supply.
3. Mango (South Africa)
What do you mean, South Africa? Like, the flight crew is sweet like mango? The plane hangs high in the air like an unripe mango? It’s going to… fall to the ground like a mango?
2. Peach (Japan)
1. Solar Air (Thailand)
This name suggests that we will be flying in air that is close to the sun. The sun, however, should not be in our flight path in the first place.