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DOT Holds Ex-Southwest Gates for Low-Cost Carrier Use Only

After the departure of Southwest from Newark Liberty International Airport, the Department of Transportation noted that those vacant slots would not go to any airline moving forward. The government agency announced that the airport will freeze the eight vacant landing…

Ryanair Announces Its Third African Base in Agadir, Morocco

On Thursday, Ryanair announced its third base in Africa out of its more than 80 bases in the continent and across Europe. Its new base is located in Agadir, Morocco, where the low-cost carrier plans to base two aircraft as…

Vietjet Sees Potential for 20% Increase in Revenue in 2021

On Tuesday, Vietjet held ITS Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2021 to review its business results in 2020, a year of overcoming the pandemic, and to seek approval for the airline's 2020 audit report and 2021 development plan. Following the…

Mexico’s Volaris and VivaAerobus Expand to Colombia and South America

This week Mexican Low-Cost Carriers (LCC's) Volaris and VivaAerobus officially announced the expansion of their international operations to Colombia and South America. Volaris and VivaAerobus will begin flying to Bogotá, Colombia later this year, with VivaAerobus being first in line…

India’s GoAir Rebranded as GoFirst

Wadia Group-controlled budget carrier GoAir has filed for an initial public offering to raise 36 billion rupees ($491 million) and reinvented itself as GoFirst, after fifteen years of flying. This move comes as airlines try to boost finances to cope…