Left photo provided by Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland (ValuJet DC-9-32; [email protected], February 1994) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons | Right photo provided by Devin Durant

OPINION: Is Allegiant Air the Next ValuJet?

In 1992, ValuJet was founded as a low-cost carrier in the southern United States. The airline kept costs low for its customers by purchasing older, used jets and outsourcing many of the work needed to operate the airline, such as their maintenance work. The results proved popular as the airline quickly expanded and added 15 aircraft by their first anniversary. The airline made a profit by cutting corners wherever it could and this proved successful, for awhile. Violating the Law The airline began…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: ValuJet

In the early 1990s, a new face to low-cost air travel popped up in the Southern United States. Although their history was not long, this one airline changed the public’s view on low-cost air travel and made the government enforce stricter regulations, industry-wide. This airline was ValuJet, who while known…