Articles tagged “low-cost long-haul”

Fast-Growing IndiGo Has Emirates in Its Sights

Fast-Growing IndiGo Has Emirates in Its Sights

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Can India's low-cost airline IndiGo strike while Emirates is still trying to recapture its mojo, or will the might of the Gulf carrier win out?

3 weeks ago

India’s Low-Cost IndiGo Sets Its Long-Haul Sights on Europe

India’s Low-Cost IndiGo Sets Its Long-Haul Sights on Europe

Anurag Kotoky , Bloomberg

Despite the well-documented challenges, airline bosses won't give up on the low-cost, long-haul dream. Will IndiGo be able to pull it off?

1 month ago

Norwegian Blames 737 Max Grounding for Potentially Another Year Without Profit

Norwegian Blames 737 Max Grounding for Potentially Another Year Without Profit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It’s good news on the cost-cutting front, but Norwegian is still looking at a bumpy 2019, thanks in part to the continuing uncertainty over the Max aircraft.

2 months ago

RIP Wow Air: Discount Airline Finally Calls It Quits

RIP Wow Air: Discount Airline Finally Calls It Quits

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's the end of the road for Wow Air. But what does its failure mean for Iceland's aviation and tourism industries?

3 months ago

Norwegian Air Raises $353 Million to Keep Flying

Norwegian Air Raises $353 Million to Keep Flying

Irene García Pérez and Christopher Jasper , Bloomberg

Things don't seem to be getting any better for Norwegian. The money raised will keep it going for now, but any potential buyers will be keeping an eye on how its plan for profitable growth turns out.

5 months ago

Struggling Norwegian Thinks It Is in Better Shape for 2019

Struggling Norwegian Thinks It Is in Better Shape for 2019

Patrick Whyte, Skift

From the sounds of it, Norwegian's next earnings update won't be pretty but it will be hoping that it has done enough cost-cutting to put it on a sounder footing in 2019.

5 months ago

Low-Cost Long-Haul Airlines Haven’t Solved Their Late Arrivals Problem

Low-Cost Long-Haul Airlines Haven’t Solved Their Late Arrivals Problem

Irene García Pérez and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Low-cost airlines grew up on short-haul flights, and haven't made a smooth transition into the long-haul arena. With fewer resources at far-flung airports, carriers like Norwegian and AirAsia X often don't have adequate backup plans.

6 months ago

Top 10 Airline Developments in 2018

Top 10 Airline Developments in 2018

Jay Shabat, Skift Airline Weekly

The year 2018 was a good one collectively for the world’s airline industry. It can thank, among other things, robust premium demand on long-haul routes.

6 months ago

Fast-Growing Primera Air Ceases Operations

Fast-Growing Primera Air Ceases Operations

Patrick Whyte and Brian Sumers, Skift

Another European airline bites the dust. In this case, we're not really that surprised.

9 months ago

Kenya Looks to Woo Ryanair and EasyJet to Help Boost Tourism

Kenya Looks to Woo Ryanair and EasyJet to Help Boost Tourism

Christine Wanjala, Bloomberg

This seems very optimistic. The terms would have to be pretty sweet to entice Ryanair and EasyJet to begin flights and it would probably bring about the demise of Kenya Airways.

10 months ago

British Airways Owner Poaches Flybe Executive to Run Low-Cost Carrier Level

British Airways Owner Poaches Flybe Executive to Run Low-Cost Carrier Level

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IAG has big plans for Level and with a new dedicated CEO, we can expect further expansion. The only question is what would happen to the carrier if the airline group added Norwegian to its growing family.

11 months ago

Higher Fuel Prices Will Put a Profit Squeeze on Airlines

Higher Fuel Prices Will Put a Profit Squeeze on Airlines

Angus Whitley and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Weak and unprofitable airlines can muddle along when fuel doesn't cost much, but it's a very different story when the price starts to rise. The International Air Transport Association thinks tougher times lie ahead.

1 year ago