Articles tagged “ultra low cost carrier”

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Frontier Sweetens Spirit Deal With $250 Million Break-Up Fee

Keen to secure its $2.9 billion acquisition of Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines is determined to not let anything come in its way of creating the fifth-largest U.S. airline. JetBlue, for its part, is waiting in the wings. Over to the regulators.

Frontier Sweetens Spirit Deal With $250 Million Break-Up Fee

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Daily Podcast: A Multi-Billion Dollar Low-Cost Merger

Good morning from Skift. It's Tuesday, February 8, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: A Multi-Billion Dollar Low-Cost Merger

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Frontier Airlines to Buy Spirit in $6.6 Billion Cash-Stock Deal

The rumors have come true with Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines unveiling plans to merge Monday. The deal would create a U.S. budget juggernaut and the country's fifth largest airline but likely faces a tough approvals process from the pro-competition Biden administration.

Frontier Airlines to Buy Spirit in $6.6 Billion Cash-Stock Deal

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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