5 Key Movements to Watch in Frontier-Spirit Deal

Early Monday morning, U.S.-based ultra-low-cost carriers Spirit and Frontier announced their plans to merge the two airlines in a $3 billion cash-stock deal. The airline duo expects annual run-rate operating synergies once full integration is complete. While the deal is expected to close in the second half of 2022, a…

Frontier Airlines Buys and Merges With Spirit Airlines, Creating 5th…

The low-cost carrier industry is about to have some major breakthrough changes, beginning with the definitive merger between two of the largest and most prominent low-cost carriers in the U.S.; the first airline merger since Alaska purchased Virgin America back in 2016. Under a $6.6 billion deal that was unanimously…

‘Pilots Hire Pilots Here:’ Avelo COO Discusses New Hire Pay…

The U.S. airline industry is currently bracing for the ongoing shortage of pilots, as several carriers race to find their own solutions and incentives to prevent the issue from disrupting daily flight operations and route networks. On Thursday, in its attempt to attract new crewmembers and expand its team,  Avelo…

EasyJet Opens First Lounge at London Gatwick

One of the pillars of the low-cost airline concept, the one developed first by Southwest Airlines in the ‘60s and ‘70s, was the absence of frills and supplementary services in order to keep costs low and pass the savings on to passengers in the way of lower fares. However, especially…

Wizz Air Announces New Routes and Base Expansion

While many airlines are cutting routes and jobs during the global COVID-19 pandemic, some airlines are taking alternative actions. Across the world, low-cost and ultra-low-cost carriers have been attempting to take advantage of changing times. Wizz Air is one of those airlines, having announced numerous expansions over the past few…

Frontier, Spirit Send Furlough Notices to Employees

Frontier Airlines warned 35% of its flight attendants and pilots that they are at risk of being furloughed during the first two weeks of October. In a letter sent to employees and obtained by AirlineGeeks, Frontier’s Vice President of Human Resources notified staff of their expected status and did not…

JetSMART Confirms Ultra-Low-Cost Cargo Operations

During the pandemic, JetSMART has operated uninterruptedly and according to the latest report from the Civil Aeronautical Board, they reached a market share of 28.4% during the month of June, which represents the transportation of 31,810 passengers. The rest of the market is completed by LATAM with a 45.7% share,…

Spirit Airlines Unveils Newly-Redesigned Cabin Seats to be Installed on…

Ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will be installing new, ergonomically-designed cabin seats starting from Nov. 2019 on its new Airbus A320 jets. According to Spirit, the design of the latest cabin seats focus on guest comfort and is in response to feedback and survey results from its flying customers. The seats…

Frontier Expands Las Vegas Service

Denver-based Frontier Airlines will be expanding and launching new services out of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas this coming Fall 2019. The ultra-low-cost carrier which turned 25 on Friday announced seven new year-round destinations from its west coast focus city which will begin rolling out in early September. Furthermore,…