777 Partners Sees Potential in Canadian Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier

Miami-based investment firm 777 Partners has acquired a 25 percent equity piece in Canadian ultra-low-cost Flair Airlines, the maximum amount of a foreign entity that they can under Canadian federal regulations. Investments are not always publicized, but Flair Airlines hopes this announcement will help customers continue to trust the fairly…

Spirit Airlines Expands Reach into California with Announcement of Flights…

Spirit Airlines will soon be bringing in ultra-low fares to California’s Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF) from Las Vegas this summer. Beginning June 20, the ultra-low-cost carrier will fly three times daily between Burbank and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, and three a day between…

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…

Swoop’s U.S. Operations Still Awaiting Full Regulatory Approval, Forced to…

Swoop, the ultra-low-cost subsidiary of Canada's WestJet, has postponed the commencement of U.S. services until Oct. 27 as all regulatory approvals have not yet been granted to the airline. Under the "Advisories" section of its website, the airline has apologized for the inconvenience to customers, giving the following reason for the…

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…

Spirit Prepares for Major Expansion in Orlando

Spirit Airlines announced a significant expansion from their hub in Orlando. Starting this October, the airline will add nine international destinations along with two destinations in United States territories. These additional services will also be sandwiched by the introduction of services to three different cities located in the Carolinas. Starting…

Frontier Airlines Now Second Largest Carrier at Raleigh-Durham in Destinations…

Frontier Airlines announced 6 new routes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) Thursday morning, making it the second largest carrier at the airport in terms of number of destinations served. Frontier’s new destinations include Buffalo, Houston, Milwaukee, New Orleans, San Antonio, and San Juan, PR. The carrier now serves a total…

Two Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers Connect With New Codeshare Agreement

Codeshare agreements, which allow airlines to sell tickets on partner airlines, are commonplace among the world's airlines as they allow better connectivity and more options for passengers. Ultra-low-cost-carriers (ULCC), however, have resisted these agreements with major airlines, as they don't greatly benefit from them due to their ultra-low fares and…

Trip Report: Comparing the Airbus A321s of America’s Ultra Low-Cost…

Towards the middle of October, my family and I started to flesh out our plans for Thanksgiving. With my sister and I attending college in Boca Raton, Florida, and the rest of our family living in New Jersey, it meant we had to start searching for airfare to get home…