Articles tagged “low-cost long-haul”

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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 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.

8 months ago

Wow Air Is Offering Ultra-Cheap Flights Between the U.S. and India Via Iceland

Wow Air Is Offering Ultra-Cheap Flights Between the U.S. and India Via Iceland

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Wow Air has made eye-catching moves in the past but this is surely the boldest. As long as the basic fares are cheap enough, we're betting that passengers will be willing to put up with the add-on charges that the airline is famous for.

8 months ago

Norwegian Rejects Approaches From British Airways Owner

Norwegian Rejects Approaches From British Airways Owner

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given Norwegian's financial situation, we should expect IAG's approach to have been on the low side. CEO Willie Walsh is a shrewd operator and is probably happy to wait things out rather than overpay.

9 months ago

Norwegian Is Taking a Big Risk Betting on a Fuel Price Drop

Norwegian Is Taking a Big Risk Betting on a Fuel Price Drop

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Airlines usually like the certainty that hedging brings. If prices go up, then Norwegian could be in a lot of trouble.

9 months ago

Norwegian Delays Start of Canada Services After Plane Delivery Setback

Norwegian Delays Start of Canada Services After Plane Delivery Setback

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

A four-week delay isn't anything to get too concerned about. The more worrying thing for Norwegian is the strong low-cost transatlantic competition and the fact that it has already had to pull some of its routes between smaller airports in Europe and the United States.

10 months ago

Air India Still Searching for a Savior as Potential Buyer Drops Out

Air India Still Searching for a Savior as Potential Buyer Drops Out

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Where does Air India go from here? The country's government is desperate to shift it off the books but the fact that a successful airline like IndiGo won't touch it, says a lot about the state of the company.

10 months ago