Articles tagged “lccs”

JetBlue Founder Reveals Details on His New Tech-Focused International Airline

JetBlue Founder Reveals Details on His New Tech-Focused International Airline

Dennis Schaal, Skift

David Neeleman argues that the competition won't be able to touch his new airline, which likely won't be named Moxy, because it will be so different. Plenty of other airlines will have something to say about that.

3 months ago

3 Ways Chinese Millennials Are Transforming the Flight Experience

3 Ways Chinese Millennials Are Transforming the Flight Experience

Jing Travel

As Chinese millennials and Gen Zers come of age, their shopping binges won't likely be as important, and they'll be willing to venture to off-the-beaten-track destinations more than their elders were. They'll have a lot of market power, and airlines and other sectors will have to adapt.

3 months ago

Mexico’s Volaris Sticks With Its U.S. Focus Despite Recent Stumbles

Mexico’s Volaris Sticks With Its U.S. Focus Despite Recent Stumbles

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, 2017 wasn't the best year for Volaris. But don't count out the airline. It has one of the lowest cost bases in the world. That's always a good thing — especially in a downturn.

10 months ago

Virgin Atlantic Is Struggling to Cope With Low-Cost Competition

Virgin Atlantic Is Struggling to Cope With Low-Cost Competition

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Competition from legacy carriers and a new generation of long-haul discounters might just be too much for Richard Branson. How else to explain his decision to sell a significant stake in Virgin Atlantic to Air France-KLM?

10 months ago

Lufthansa Is Very Worried About Rivals’ Plans in Germany

Lufthansa Is Very Worried About Rivals’ Plans in Germany

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Ryanair and EasyJet have both used the demise of Air Berlin to boost their operations in Germany. You get the feeling that we'll be hearing a lot more from Lufthansa's low-cost unit Eurowings in the coming years.

10 months ago

South African Airways Transfers Planes to Its Low-Cost Carrier in Another Restructuring Bid

South African Airways Transfers Planes to Its Low-Cost Carrier in Another Restructuring Bid

Arabile Gumede, Bloomberg

South African Airways seems to be in a perpetual state of restructuring. CEOs have come and gone at an alarming rate as the losses keep accumulating. Setting a break-even goal of three years is incredibly optimistic.

10 months ago

Norwegian Air’s Flights to Brazil Highlight Latin America Focus in 2018

Norwegian Air’s Flights to Brazil Highlight Latin America Focus in 2018

Carolina Millan and Jorgelina do Rosario, Bloomberg

Norwegian Air has an ambitious agenda in Latin America. In addition to the flights to Brazil, Norwegian is flying to Argentina, where it will have a robust domestic route network, as well, despite regulatory challenges.

10 months ago

Norwegian Air CEO Admits the Discount Carrier Failed to Deliver in 2017

Norwegian Air CEO Admits the Discount Carrier Failed to Deliver in 2017

Benjamin Katz , Bloomberg

Industry insiders knew Norwegian Air was a "mess" last year, but the company kept downplaying its issues. Now, Norwegian has come clean, with its CEO saying, "2017 was not a good year.” But has it solved all of its problems? We doubt it.

11 months ago

WestJet Wants to Fly Dreamliners to China and Japan

WestJet Wants to Fly Dreamliners to China and Japan

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Japan and China are a long way from Calgary, Canada. And the country's leading low-cost carrier really plans to stretch its business.

11 months ago

Star Alliance Wants to Add More Low-Cost Carrier Members

Star Alliance Wants to Add More Low-Cost Carrier Members

Dong Lyu and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

It's relatively expensive for an airline to become a full-fledged member of Star Alliance, part of the reason low-cost carriers don't join. But Star Alliance has developed what it calls a "Connecting Partner" model, allowing carriers to get some of the benefits of membership without footing the full cost.

12 months ago

United Covets Competitors’ Profit Margins in Smaller U.S. Cities

United Covets Competitors’ Profit Margins in Smaller U.S. Cities

Brian Sumers, Skift

United Airlines plans to grow capacity by four percent to six percent for each of the next three years. That may not sound like a lot, but the U.S. is a mature air market, so this is a big deal. But United President Scott Kirby said the airline shrunk too much under previous management and must get its mojo back.

12 months ago

Frontier Airlines Will Codeshare With Mexico’s Volaris in a Unique Arrangement

Frontier Airlines Will Codeshare With Mexico’s Volaris in a Unique Arrangement

Brian Sumers, Skift

Passengers should cheer news that Volaris and Frontier will codeshare, as it should help Americans visit many more Mexican destinations at cheap prices. But will Volaris and Frontier cooperate enough to make the process seamless for passengers? We'll soon find out.

1 year ago