Articles tagged “Low Cost Airlines”

Coronavirus

Ryanair Says Passenger Numbers Will Reach 10.5 Million in August

CEO Michael O'Leary is calling a recovery, but that may depend on how it reshuffles its bases over the coming months. Low-cost carriers need low-cost airports, after all.

Ryanair Says Passenger Numbers Will Reach 10.5 Million in August

Airlines

Putting Europe’s Low-Cost Carriers in Peril Should Not Be a Lasting Legacy From Government in This Crisis

Legacy airlines are in trouble. Many deserve bailouts. But let's not take it too far. There's no reason to penalize low-cost airlines. If they can make money with cheap fares, let them.

Putting Europe’s Low-Cost Carriers in Peril Should Not Be a Lasting Legacy From Government in This Crisis

Airlines

Physical Distancing Measures on Aircrafts Would Make Cheap Travel Impossible

The only thing that made low-cost carriers' business models work was volume. If physical distancing in the cabin becomes the norm, that business model will go bust.

Physical Distancing Measures on Aircrafts Would Make Cheap Travel Impossible

Airlines

Mexico Discount Airline Offers $1 Fares for Central American Migrants Headed Home

What a sad situation. In the past many of these people might have had a chance to win asylum in the United States.

Mexico Discount Airline Offers $1 Fares for Central American Migrants Headed Home

Airlines

Skift Call Oct. 12: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Low-cost and ultra-low-cost airlines have had great success, but the model is not a panacea. Many discounters never disrupt as promised, or realize the profit. We’ll explore all the potential hurdles facing low-cost carriers on Friday, October 12 at 11 a.m. EST on a Skift Call. Please join us for this all-important discussion.

Skift Call Oct. 12: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Airlines

Ryanair’s Pilot Drama Threatens to Undo Its Goodwill Push

Just before this pilot issue broke, Skift went to Europe to speak with Ryanair's chief marketing officer about how he improved the airline's customer service. Recent events will almost certainly set Ryanair back, but we think it can recover — if only because people like cheap fares.

Ryanair’s Pilot Drama Threatens to Undo Its Goodwill Push

Airlines

European Airline Executives Still Think There Are Too Many Airlines

It seems like there is a renewed appetite among Europe's big airline groups to reduce the number of players in the market. They may find it hard to do while fuel remains cheap, but when it starts to creep up, more deals will likely occur.

European Airline Executives Still Think There Are Too Many Airlines

Airlines

EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall Quits to Join UK Broadcaster

The best CEOs know when to quit and Carolyn McCall’s decision to jump ship at a pivotal time for UK airlines is perhaps a sign that there might be tough times ahead.

EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall Quits to Join UK Broadcaster

Airlines

Why Scandinavia’s SAS Is Creating a New Airline With the Same Name in Ireland

To the average flyer this makes little sense. Why would a Scandinavian airline build a new airline with the same name in Ireland? But many consumers expect to pay 30 or 35 Euros to fly from Copenhagen to London. If an airline is going to offer those prices, it needs to control costs.

Why Scandinavia’s SAS Is Creating a New Airline With the Same Name in Ireland

Airlines

Wizz Air Takes Fight to Legacy Carriers With Aggressive Expansion

Wizz Air is doing in eastern Europe, what Ryanair and EasyJet have done in the west. Legacy flag carriers, especially those not part of bigger groups, just find it too hard to compete.

Wizz Air Takes Fight to Legacy Carriers With Aggressive Expansion