Articles tagged “ultra low cost carrier”

Spirit Airlines Considers Smaller Jets With an Eye Toward Expansion

Spirit Airlines Considers Smaller Jets With an Eye Toward Expansion

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Under previous management, Spirit Airlines only wanted the largest single-aisle aircraft, as it flew almost exclusively between the biggest U.S. markets. Now Spirit is looking at other route options, and it may want smaller aircraft. That makes sense.

1 week ago

How Damaging Will a 60 Minutes Report Be to Allegiant Air?

How Damaging Will a 60 Minutes Report Be to Allegiant Air?

Brian Sumers, Skift

The 60 Minutes report on Sunday about Allegiant Air was solid, serious journalism. But it wasn't much of a surprise to industry insiders, who have known about the carrier's issues for awhile. Will executives have to deal with a wider fallout now?

1 week ago

Mexico’s Volaris Sticks With Its U.S. Focus Despite Recent Stumbles

Mexico’s Volaris Sticks With Its U.S. Focus Despite Recent Stumbles

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, 2017 wasn't the best year for Volaris. But don't count out the airline. It has one of the lowest cost bases in the world. That's always a good thing — especially in a downturn.

1 month ago

Frontier Airlines Will Codeshare With Mexico’s Volaris in a Unique Arrangement

Frontier Airlines Will Codeshare With Mexico’s Volaris in a Unique Arrangement

Brian Sumers, Skift

Passengers should cheer news that Volaris and Frontier will codeshare, as it should help Americans visit many more Mexican destinations at cheap prices. But will Volaris and Frontier cooperate enough to make the process seamless for passengers? We'll soon find out.

3 months ago

Here’s Why the Next Great U.S. Airfare Battle Will Take Place in Denver

Here’s Why the Next Great U.S. Airfare Battle Will Take Place in Denver

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's not clear whether United or Frontier will win this battle in Denver. But what is nearly certain is that passengers will be the beneficiaries. They'll likely find cheaper fares.

9 months ago

U.S. Ultra Low Cost Carrier Frontier Airlines Plans IPO

U.S. Ultra Low Cost Carrier Frontier Airlines Plans IPO

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's hard to consistently make money in the airline industry. But Indigo Partners, led by former America West Airlines CEO Bill Franke, has an excellent track record. Once again, he is poised to make a big profit after buying an airline cheaply and taking it public.

1 year ago