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…

Viva Aerobus Sets Passenger Record

In December 2021, Viva Aerobus exceeded, for the first time in its history, more than 1.6 million passengers transported. This represented a growth of 46% compared to the same month of 2019 and with a load factor of 84%. In a press release, Viva Aerobus published these record figures that…

Spirit Airlines to Begin Service Between Orlando and Charleston, W.V.

Spirit Airlines has announced it will begin flights between Charleston, W.Va. and Orlando, Fla. Yeager Airport saw its last flight to Orlando International Airport back in 2012 and since then, travelers have not had a nonstop link between the two cities. The new service, scheduled to begin in February 2020,…

Allegiant Seeks DOT Permission to Fly to Mexico

U.S. leisure carrier Allegiant Air has filed an application with the Department of Transportation to offer scheduled air services between the United States and Mexico. This would mark the beginning of international services for the Las Vegas-based carrier, which has so far limited its operations to 117 destinations all within…

Virgin Atlantic Introduces New Discounted Fare Option to Compete with…

On the heels of basic economy being expanded on transatlantic flights by American Airlines and its oneworld partners, Virgin Atlantic has introduced a new fare for consumers seeking a lower cost option for flying the airline. The new fare structure will see three different fare types in the Economy cabin…