Articles tagged “lccs”

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.

3 days ago

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines Faces Tough Competition from Low-Cost Carriers

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines Faces Tough Competition from Low-Cost Carriers

Kyungji Cho, Bloomberg

Is it possible South Korea only has room for one full-service global airline? Or will Asiana's fortunes improve soon — perhaps during its upcoming winter Olympics — as the airline predicts?

2 months ago

Wow Air Looks to Outside Investment to Help Accelerate Growth

Wow Air Looks to Outside Investment to Help Accelerate Growth

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Many airlines have been undone by ambitious expansion plans, and while Wow Air is profitable now, extra planes mean extra costs. Can a small carrier like Wow Air survive in a sector that is moving toward further consolidation?

2 months ago

EasyJet Plans to Capitalize on Rivals’ Woes

EasyJet Plans to Capitalize on Rivals’ Woes

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

How quickly things can change in the airline business. Only a few months ago it was EasyJet that was struggling. Now EasyJet stands to benefit from problems at some of its closest competitors.

4 months ago

European Legacy Airlines Need to Merge Budget Carriers to Compete With Ryanair and EasyJet

European Legacy Airlines Need to Merge Budget Carriers to Compete With Ryanair and EasyJet

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The IATA boss points to a big hurt for Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France but his solution to have them consolidate their budget offshoots may be unwieldy and impractical.

4 months ago

Airlines Could Reveal Strategies to Impede Spirit and Frontier — Travel This Week

Airlines Could Reveal Strategies to Impede Spirit and Frontier — Travel This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It will be interesting to see whether American and United can continue discounting to the degree they've been doing now that Hurricane Harvey has added vigor to already-rising fuel prices. With the likes of little Norwegian Air bringing its low fares across the Atlantic, this promises to likewise raise blood pressure levels in legacy airline boardrooms.

5 months ago

Investors Fret as Another North American Airline Prepares to Launch Low Cost Brand

Investors Fret as Another North American Airline Prepares to Launch Low Cost Brand

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Investors may not like it, but WestJet must protect its business against low cost carriers. Legacy european airlines were not prepared for competition from EasyJet and Ryanair, and they suffered. WestJet does not want to face the same fate.

9 months ago

Norwegian Air to Debut London to Singapore Route With Discounted Airfares

Norwegian Air to Debut London to Singapore Route With Discounted Airfares

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The budget airline's expansion to Asia will be operated by Norwegian UK, a Gatwick-based subsidiary. Insiders hint that the low-cost carrier will use this subsidiary to open other routes in Asia, Africa, and South America.

9 months ago

Ryanair Moves Closer to Adopting a Hub-And-Spoke Model

Ryanair Moves Closer to Adopting a Hub-And-Spoke Model

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Point-to-point flying (as opposed to hub-and-spoke service) has allowed Ryanair to avoid the costs of providing baggage transfer and other assistance. But the Irish airline will now allow some of its customers to connect from one flight to another.

10 months ago

Travelers Love Norwegian Air’s Transatlantic Fares but Investors May Have Doubts

Travelers Love Norwegian Air’s Transatlantic Fares but Investors May Have Doubts

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Norwegian Air has a large and seemingly loyal customer base. But it has been growing quickly, and its new Boeing planes are expensive to buy and operate. Plus, legacy carriers could prove to be tough competitors. Investors have reasons to be wary.

10 months ago

British Airways Reduces Legroom to Compete With Low-Cost Carriers

British Airways Reduces Legroom to Compete With Low-Cost Carriers

Grant Martin, Skift

Soon, the legroom on British Airways short-haul flights will rival that of its low-cost carrier competition.

10 months ago

Asia Low-Cost Carrier Alliance Needs to Prove Its Benefits or ‘Die’

Asia Low-Cost Carrier Alliance Needs to Prove Its Benefits or ‘Die’

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Making history as the world’s first low-cost carrier alliance is one thing. Will history judge the U-FLY alliance, comprising five LCCs in North Asia, as a game-changer that’s able to get fiercely independent players to work together?

11 months ago