Low-cost Airlines

Southwest Airlines - how it pioneered the low-cost model

In a recent Key Publishing special magazine on low-cost carriers, Gordon Smith explores Southwest Airlines path to success with special insights from the late Herb Kelleher

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EasyJet reopens ‘Runway’

Low-cost airline easyJet reopened its ‘Runway’ university graduate training initiative in January.

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Doing low-cost differently: Inside Vueling's grand transformation

Under the stewardship of the International Airlines Group (IAG), Vueling is on a mission to reduce its reliance on seasonal traffic and tackle the issue of sustainability. Thomas Haynes travelled to its Barcelona base to find out more

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Low-cost long-haul: Airlines reveal secrets to making it work

Viewed by many within the industry as unworkable and unprofitable, the concept of low fares for traditional long-haul flights had its critics before the idea got off the ground. But new technology and global events now make this a new operator revenue stream, Michael Doran finds out

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Inside FlyArystan: Kazakhstan's pioneering low-cost airline

Air Astana’s new budget offshoot has already outgrown its parent and is aiming to become the preeminent airline in Central Asia. Airliner World’s Craig West travelled to its headquarters in Almaty to find out more

Flybondi's 30-hour ferry flight

Argentinian low-cost carrier Flybondi has welcomed the tenth Boeing 737-800 to its fleet. The delivery of the 189-seat aircraft required some creative route planning, with a 30-hour journey to get the narrowbody from Sacheon in South Korea to Buenos Aires.

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ATR turboprops to Uzbekistan

A new regional airline called Silk Avia is to acquire Franco-Italian-built turboprops. Read more here…

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Fledging Flyr: A unique low-cost carrier

Tom Batchelor meets Tonje Wikstrøm Frislid, CEO of new Norwegian carrier Flyr, to learn more about taking a different approach to running a low-cost airline.

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World Airline Passenger Ranking for 2021: Cirium analysis

In this month’s catch-up with the Cirium team, chief of strategy Kevin O’Toole looks back at how the world’s largest airlines fared during the pandemic

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The bold sustainability plans of easyJet

Low-fare carrier easyJet believes hydrogen is the key to greener flying. Chief operating officer David Morgan talks to Richard Schuurman about the airline’s bold sustainability plans.