Articles tagged “Ultra Low Cost Carriers”

Norwegian Air Is Reportedly on the Hunt for Its Next CEO

Norwegian Air Is Reportedly on the Hunt for Its Next CEO

Anna Molin, Bloomberg

Sixteen years after launching Norwegian Air, 72-year-old Bjorn Kjos sounds like he's getting ready to hand over the reins. Even if it he sticks around for a few more years, now is the time to start looking for his successor.

7 months ago

Frontier Lowers Its Change Fees as Competition Heats Up

Frontier Lowers Its Change Fees as Competition Heats Up

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is how competition should work. American, Delta, and United have been poaching customers from discount airlines with their no-frills basic economy fares. Frontier doesn't like that, so it has come up with a new passenger-friendly policy to try to sway potential passengers.

7 months ago

America’s Smallest Discount Airline Wants to Emulate EasyJet With Cabin Retrofit Project

America’s Smallest Discount Airline Wants to Emulate EasyJet With Cabin Retrofit Project

Brian Sumers, Skift

Sun Country wants it both ways. It wants to add fees and reduce legroom for some passengers. But it also wants to keep the brand equity it earned when it was a full-service airline. Can this strategy work?

11 months ago

American Airlines Plans to Keep Prices Low on Competitive Routes

American Airlines Plans to Keep Prices Low on Competitive Routes

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The Great Fare War of 2017 will continue for the foreseeable future. Get those cheap tickets while you can, folks. You might never see fares this low again.

2 years ago

Spirit Airlines Wants to Win Back Customers by Being Nicer

Spirit Airlines Wants to Win Back Customers by Being Nicer

Brian Sumers, Skift

Spirit Airlines spent years angering customers with shoddy customer service. Now it wants those travelers to return, promising they'll find a kinder, gentler airline with an increased emphasis on on-time arrivals. But will they come back, or will they opt for deeply discounted fares from full-service airlines?

2 years ago

Low-Cost Spirit and Allegiant Struggle to Fly On Time

Low-Cost Spirit and Allegiant Struggle to Fly On Time

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Allegiant and Spirit are giving the absurd excuse that an airline can't be both low-cost and on-time. Wrong. In Europe, budget carrier Ryanair tops the rankings for on-time performance.

2 years ago

Spirit Air CEO: ‘For a Very Long Period of Time We Didn’t Run a Good Airline’

Spirit Air CEO: ‘For a Very Long Period of Time We Didn’t Run a Good Airline’

Brian Sumers, Skift

Focusing on reliability and customer satisfaction is the right move for Spirit, provided it can do it without increasing costs significantly. The airline's brand is not in strong shape, and it needs to be rehabilitated.

2 years ago

Canada’s Largest Low-Cost Carrier Is Starting an Even Cheaper Airline

Canada’s Largest Low-Cost Carrier Is Starting an Even Cheaper Airline

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

This is an interesting move by WestJet, commonly considered the Southwest Airlines of Canada. It's likely mostly defensive, as several ultra low cost carriers plan to start in Canada. But it's also probably an opportunistic play that may improve revenues.

2 years ago