The Top Low-Cost Carriers in North America
The rise of Spirit and Allegiant, along with the older low cost carriers, is a story that still has long ways to go, and the one to follow in the U.S. market.
Excerpt from AirlineLeader
Consolidation in U.S. marketplace, accompanied by route reductions and higher fares, are opening up a broad spectrum of opportunities for quality hybrid carriers and the new breed of ultra low-cost carriers (ULCCs)…as Southwest’s costs have risen and its model evolved, other new entrants have also moved to hybridise their product, reducing their cost edge.
The overall outcome: three distinct business models in the region: full-service network carriers, hybrids and ultra low-cost airlines. The consequence: more openings for genuinely low priced travel, as well as quality hybrids.