Articles tagged “Low Cost Airlines”

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

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

Tom Lowry, Skift

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.

7 months ago

Ryanair’s Pilot Drama Threatens to Undo Its Goodwill Push

Ryanair’s Pilot Drama Threatens to Undo Its Goodwill Push

Brian Sumers, Skift

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.

2 years ago

European Airline Executives Still Think There Are Too Many Airlines

European Airline Executives Still Think There Are Too Many Airlines

Patrick Whyte, Skift

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.

2 years ago

EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall Quits to Join UK Broadcaster

EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall Quits to Join UK Broadcaster

Patrick Whyte, Skift

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.

2 years ago

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

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

Brian Sumers, Skift

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.

2 years ago

Wizz Air Takes Fight to Legacy Carriers With Aggressive Expansion

Wizz Air Takes Fight to Legacy Carriers With Aggressive Expansion

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

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.

2 years ago

5 Essential Questions About IAG’s New Transatlantic Low-Cost Airline

5 Essential Questions About IAG’s New Transatlantic Low-Cost Airline

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is Level a legitimate attempt by International Airlines Group to build a long-haul, low-cost carrier? Or is it a "fighting brand" designed to make Norwegian Air's expansion more challenging? Time will tell.

2 years ago

Skift Podcast: Why Flights Are So Cheap (And You Might Hate Yours)

Skift Podcast: Why Flights Are So Cheap (And You Might Hate Yours)

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Our experts weigh in on why you should think twice before booking the very cheapest airfare these days.

2 years ago