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Articles tagged “low-cost carriers”

Airlines

Japan gets a dose of Ryanair-style traveling on three new low-cost airlines

While JAL was busy collapsing, getting a bailout, and then prepping for a multi-billion IPO, budget carriers were slowly insinuating themselves into the market and letting consumers know they didn't need to spend big to go far.

Airlines

Air Canada to start its low cost airline from June next year

While it started as a government-mandated cost-cutting move for Air Canada, it seems to be the way to put some new life into the company, after a miserable year.

Airlines

China’s strict aviation rules limit flight options for travelers

Chinese regulations tailored to keep state-owned airlines on top actually hurt domestic tourism by keeping prices high and options limited, although foreign budget airlines flying within China provide travelers some relief.

Airlines

SWISS lowers prices out of Geneva to battle low-cost carriers

For an airline that prides itself on stellar service, competing with the easyJets of the world requires more re-thinking than just dropping ticket prices by €20 or they'll end up disappointing both new and old customers in equal measure.

Airlines

Profitablility an elusive GOL for Brazil-based low-cost carrier

Between LAN's acquisition of GOL's Brazilian rival TAM, currency worries and rising fuel costs, GOL faces stiff headwinds. Whether auto exec and new CEO Paul Kakinoff can turbo-charge a turnaround remains to be seen.

Profitablility an elusive GOL for Brazil-based low-cost carrier

Airlines

A pilot strike at easyJet will disrupt flights in France and Portugal

As strikes during the summer in Europe go, this one is pretty tame. What ever happened to a country-wide transit strike that cripples transport in Greece, France, Italy, or Spain?

Tourism

Hundreds of travelers stranded as low-cost Italian carrier stops flying

When you're hoping for Alitalia to save your airline, you know things are rough. No word on next steps for the defunct line, but its twelve planes and Sicily base may be attractive to bidders.

Airlines

Low-cost airlines taking more market share globally; Asia’s the fastest

The romance of flying, further and further from reality, even in less mature markets like Asia now.

Airlines

Air Canada to launch low-cost carrier next year to service leisure destinations

Air Canada's slowly trying to climb out of its morass after long labor negotiations and stagnant fleet.