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Spirit Announces New Destination, Faces Tough Competition

Just two days after announcing Jacksonville, Florida as its next destination, Spirit Airlines added a 70th city to its route network on Thursday. The airline held an employee conference at its headquarters in Miami to celebrate flights to the Live Music Capital of the World, where employees cheered at the news and were treated to a party hosted by Tito's Vodka, an Austin-based company. Spirit Airlines will fly to nine destinations from Austin, commencing services on Feb. 14, 2019. Flights…

The Land of the Rising LCC: How Japan’s Economy Kick-Started…

The airline world may be an ever-changing industry with airlines coming and going, but nothing has affected the Japanese aviation market more than the development of low-cost carriers. While incredibly prevalent today, many forget is how recent of a phenomenon the low-cost carrier was. To begin, the 21st century saw…

LATAM Argentina Changes Baggage Policy Following Deregulation, Adopts LCC Leaning…

Following the changes in the Argentinian market and the new players that will begin operations in the upcoming months, the classic operators find themselves needing to find ways to remain competitive. With that in mind, LATAM Argentina has announced a change in its baggage policy which brings it closer to…

Peach: A Look at Low-Cost Flying From Osaka’s Kansai Airport

Flying with a Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) is a unique experience. Japan has some of the most unique low-cost carriers in the world, each with its own personality and attributes. Personally, I love Peach for its model LCC terminal at Kansai and its attractive buy-on-board menu, but the airline is…

Low-Cost Airlines Crossing the Pond: Primera Air

Since the introduction of numerous low-cost airlines to the transatlantic market, access to Europe has never been easier or cheaper. New fuel-efficient aircraft and low-cost business models have allowed for increased competition among low-cost carriers, with more and more starting up every year. This series will serve to give an in-depth…

A Look at Low-Cost Flying in Taiwan

I’m a big fan of low-cost carriers (LCC’s) in Asia. Usually, the cabins are bland and uninteresting, but the attractive buy-on-board meals and funny cartoon characters make the journey quite unique. Also for the aviation geek, the airline-branded souvenirs are much cheaper than on conventional airlines. Tigerair Taiwan is a…

Sun Country Airlines Announces New Changes Following Low-Cost Restructuring

Sun Country Airlines’ President and CEO Jude Bricker announced in an email on Wednesday the airline’s newest cabin changes following the restructuring of the airline with a low-cost business model. The shift from Sun Country’s traditional full-service model comes 6-months following the sale of the Minnesota-based airline to Apollo Global…

Saad Hammad Steps Down as Flybe CEO

Flybe unexpectedly announced today, October 26, 2016, that Saad Hammad has by mutual agreement stepped down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of Flybe with immediate effect. A search has commenced for a new Chief Executive Officer. Simon Laffin, Non-executive Chairman, has assumed the role of Executive Chairman until a…