Articles tagged “spirit airlines”

Bombardier Hopes for Another ‘Megadeal’ in 2017 for its Struggling C Series

Bombardier Hopes for Another ‘Megadeal’ in 2017 for its Struggling C Series

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Many industry insiders say the C Series is an impressive machine. But commercially, the plane-maker continues to struggle, in part because both the CS100 and CS300 are a little smaller than many carriers would like. Then again, if Bombardier had gone any bigger, it would be competing head-on with Airbus and Boeing.

1 month ago

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

Mary Schlangenstein and Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg

We've been saying for quite some time that Cuba's biggest challenges are on the ground and finding a place to stay, not getting there. It needs to find some solutions or more cutbacks are on the way.

2 months ago

Spirit Airlines Is Thinking Smaller Under New CEO

Spirit Airlines Is Thinking Smaller Under New CEO

Brian Sumers, Skift

Under new CEO Bob Fornaro, Spirit Airlines is deviating slightly from the typical ultra low cost carrier playbook. Most passengers probably won't notice it, as Spirit will still pack in the seats and charge for everything. But around the edges, Spirit's strategy is evolving slightly.

3 months ago

Why United, American and Delta Fear Ultra Low Cost Competition, Explained

Why United, American and Delta Fear Ultra Low Cost Competition, Explained

Brian Sumers , Skift

American, United, and Delta are all introducing no-frills fares to try to thwart Frontier, Allegiant, and Spirit. It might work, or it might not. But it's worth a shot. The Big 3 do not want any of the discount airlines to grow to be as large and powerful as Ryanair.

3 months ago

Here’s How Spirit Airlines Will Increase Its Revenues

Here’s How Spirit Airlines Will Increase Its Revenues

Brian Sumers, Skift

When fuel was expensive, Spirit was one of the industry's top performers. But cheaper oil has not been helpful to the carrier, so now it must get smarter.

6 months ago

Spirit Airlines Can’t Make You Love It So Instead It’s Just Trying to Be on Time

Spirit Airlines Can’t Make You Love It So Instead It’s Just Trying to Be on Time

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Spirit wants to be better, but it doesn't want to be better so much that it cuts into profitability.

7 months ago

Low-Cost Holdouts Frontier and Spirit Will Join TSA’s Precheck Program

Low-Cost Holdouts Frontier and Spirit Will Join TSA’s Precheck Program

Brian Sumers, Skift

Frontier and Spirit are finally joining the TSA's precheck program, which is good news for travelers who don't want to wait in long security lines.

7 months ago

American and United Have New Fares They Hope Spirit Air Passengers Will Love

American and United Have New Fares They Hope Spirit Air Passengers Will Love

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Delta, American, and United are likely overconfident about consumers' ability to distinguish between the dirt-cheap, no-frills fare they are paying today and the higher fare they paid last time. Passengers are just as likely to forget that they chose to pay for worse service.

9 months ago

Airline Fees Continue to Be a Big Issue for Passengers Chasing Cheap Fares

Airline Fees Continue to Be a Big Issue for Passengers Chasing Cheap Fares

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

We've been saying this for ages: Airline fares are cheaper than ever, but airlines are doing a bad job communicating why. Spirit's challenges — even after trying to make its benefits clear — demonstrate the distance between expectation and delivery.

9 months ago

Spirit Airlines Wants to Add Smaller Cities to Its Route List

Spirit Airlines Wants to Add Smaller Cities to Its Route List

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Facing challenges from legacy carriers that have debuted their own versions of low-cost fares, Spirit is looking at other ways to build its business and looking to smaller cities is one of them.

9 months ago

American, Delta and United Try to Eliminate Multi-City Bargain Fares

American, Delta and United Try to Eliminate Multi-City Bargain Fares

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Expect United and American to follow Delta's lead by creating Spirit Air-like fares of their own.

9 months ago

Spirit Air’s Ex-CEO Joins Board of WOW Air, Iceland’s Low-Cost Upstart

Spirit Air’s Ex-CEO Joins Board of WOW Air, Iceland’s Low-Cost Upstart

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The legal scope of Ben Baldanza's non-compete agreement working for a foreign airline is unclear, but the competitive implications of this appointment for WOW in the North American market is massive, and it seems that Mogensen could be setting up to take his airline public in the U.S.

11 months ago