Articles tagged “ultra low cost carrier”

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Don’t Count Out Allegiant Air’s Septuagenarian CEO in This Crisis

Is it prudent to travel for leisure? Perhaps not. But is that stopping people from traveling? No, it is not. So Allegiant Air and its CEO Maury Gallagher figure it might as well benefit.

Don’t Count Out Allegiant Air’s Septuagenarian CEO in This Crisis

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Spirit Airlines Finds Even Cheap Fares Can’t Help Fill Airplanes

Spirit Airlines executives suspect their airline is well-positioned to win in a recovery. They're probably right, since low-cost options often thrive during a recession. But Spirit has to withstand the crisis first.

Spirit Airlines Finds Even Cheap Fares Can’t Help Fill Airplanes

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Tiny Sun Country Airlines’ Earlier Deal With Amazon May Just Help It Withstand the Crisis

Sun Country is betting its unusual model will help it endure the crisis better than other airlines. But it's no sure thing. The airline faces many of the same problems as other carriers.

Tiny Sun Country Airlines’ Earlier Deal With Amazon May Just Help It Withstand the Crisis

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Why Discount Carriers Like Spirit and Frontier May Come Up Short in the U.S. Airline Bailout

Ultra-low-cost carriers have gotten a raw deal from the U.S. governments bailout. There's no good reason these airlines should be forced to fly so many flights when demand is near zero.

Why Discount Carriers Like Spirit and Frontier May Come Up Short in the U.S. Airline Bailout

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Spirit Airlines Shifts Growth Strategy From Adding New U.S. Cities

Spirit Airlines entered seven new markets last year. Don't look for that to happen again in 2020. The airline's network is reaching maturity.

Spirit Airlines Shifts Growth Strategy From Adding New U.S. Cities

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U.S. Discount Carrier Sun Country Airlines Prepares for IPO

Frontier Airlines planned to IPO recently but pulled it back for unexplained reasons. Sun Country's owners may see the market differently. Will it be the next U.S. airline to go public?

U.S. Discount Carrier Sun Country Airlines Prepares for IPO

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Low-Cost Carrier Allegiant Seeks Permission to Fly to Mexico, Finally

Allegiant Air has teased us before about flying to Mexico. But the airline is probably serious now. Will smaller-market travelers want to visit Mexican beaches as much as Las Vegas and Orlando? We'll see.

Low-Cost Carrier Allegiant Seeks Permission to Fly to Mexico, Finally

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Travel Megatrends 2019: Low-Cost Carriers Lose Some Luster

Customers like low-cost airlines, but no carriers so far have perfected the model for long-haul flights. It’s not clear they ever will.

Travel Megatrends 2019: Low-Cost Carriers Lose Some Luster

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Spirit Airlines Gets Boost From Dynamic Pricing on Carry-Ons to Bottled Water

Almost everything is improving at Spirit Airlines. Its on-time performance is getting better, and customer satisfaction is rising, according to the airline. More importantly for investors, ancillary revenue is up. Can the good times last?

Spirit Airlines Gets Boost From Dynamic Pricing on Carry-Ons to Bottled Water

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Canada Will Get Yet Another Discount Airline

Several ultra-low-cost carriers have started or are in the planning stages in Canada, and many are in some state of disarray. But the market has potential, and if there's anyone who can figure it out, it's Bill Franke. The man has built discount airlines worldwide, and he has an impressive track record.

Canada Will Get Yet Another Discount Airline