Articles tagged “low-cost long-haul”

Air France-KLM CEO Touts His Millennial-Focused Airline That’s Really for Everyone

Air France-KLM CEO Touts His Millennial-Focused Airline That’s Really for Everyone

Brian Sumers, Skift

You may have seen Air France's new airline designed for millennials. But that's mostly a creation of marketers. Let's be honest. This is a lower-cost airline that needs to attract passengers of all ages if it's going to be successful.

4 weeks ago

Norwegian Air’s CEO Dismisses Concerns Over Its Financial Stability

Norwegian Air’s CEO Dismisses Concerns Over Its Financial Stability

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

While the Ryanair CEO's comments should be taken with a pinch of salt, there are plenty of others worried about whether Norwegian can continue with its aggressive expansion. We'll know for sure if and when the operating environment takes a turn for the worse.

2 months ago

Air Berlin’s Collapse Gives Lufthansa a Chance to Expand Its Low-Cost Airline

Air Berlin’s Collapse Gives Lufthansa a Chance to Expand Its Low-Cost Airline

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa seems to be the obvious suitor for at least some of Air Berlin's business. Picking up some of the slots from its former rival would give it a chance to really grow its low-cost Eurowings unit, which could lead to the introduction of more routes to North America.

3 months ago

The Low-Cost, Long-Haul Carrier Revolution In 3 Charts

The Low-Cost, Long-Haul Carrier Revolution In 3 Charts

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The low-cost, long-haul revolution is only just starting to take off. Will full-service carriers be able to adapt to this new reality or are we about to see a total realignment?

5 months ago

The Hidden Costs of Those Cheap Transatlantic Flights

The Hidden Costs of Those Cheap Transatlantic Flights

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

It's probably not a shock to find out that those bargain-basement fares aren't quite as attractive as they seem. Still, the likes of Norwegian and Wow Air are at least offering customers more choice and at the same time making the transatlantic market even more competitive.

7 months ago

British Airways and the Problem of Fees, Frills and Perspective

British Airways and the Problem of Fees, Frills and Perspective

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Alex Cruz, the Chief Executive of British Airways, is in a tough spot. For years the airline has positioned itself as a premium brand and — whatever the company says — customers don't like it when you start charging for something you used to get for free. It's probably too early to say whether the changes to short-haul meal options have been a success and doing it on long-haul flights would be a totally different proposition.

8 months ago