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Rytis Beresnevicius
How low-cost carriers pounce on aviation’s downturns

For some, an economic recession or downturn in passengers can mean the end of the road. Yet for others, it can be an opportunity to enter a golden age of business, as exhibited by several low-cost carriers:...


Ruta Burbaite
‘We Are Back’: defunct WOW air breathes life into new LCC

WOW air, the Icelandic ultra-low-cost-carrier, which ceased operations in March 2019, may soon be ‘coming back’ to the skies, only not in its original form. Two former executives of the airline and an investment fund related to the Ryanair family plan to launch a new low-cost carrier (LCC) on the foundations of the fallen WOW air, under the working name WAB, which stands for “We Are Back”, Icelandic media reports suggest....


AeroTime Team
Vietnam’s newest player Bamboo Airways gets permit to fly

Bamboo Airways received its Aircraft Operator Certificate. Initially, the airline was supposed to be launched in October 2018, but the plans were cancelled after it failed to receive flying permits on time....


Ina Hladyshava
Virgin Atlantic drops idea of launching low-cost

British Virgin Atlantic Airways was numerously reported considering its own low-cost airline, however, ditched the plan this month, thinking it might negatively affect the brand....


Ruta Burbaite
BREAKING | Icelandair Group leaves Wow air to fend for itself

Icelandair Group has walked away from its plan to take over home-based Wow air. In an unexpected announcement on November 29, 2018, the Group stated that the acquisition of the budget carrier, based on a purchase agreement that was signed just three weeks ago, has been cancelled....


AeroTime Team
The future of low cost

They were born as a strange entity in commercial aviation. Among the network of connection hubs in the United States, Southwest, which inaugurated the concept, looked like a swallow that would not make through summer. ...


Ruta Burbaite
The many casualties of European airline industry

October has certainly not been a kind month for European aviation in the past few years. Nordic budget carrier Primera Air failed on the one-year anniversary of the collapse of British holiday airline Monarch, which occurred on October 2, 2017. Just recently, on October 17, 2018, Cyprus-based low-cost carrier Cobalt Air announced its closure. And now, Air Belgium might be considering shutting down as well.  ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
Vietnam’s startup LCC Bamboo Airways misses launch date

Vietnam's newest low cost carrier – Bamboo Airways – is not launching on October 10 after all....


AIR Convention
Norwegian named Low Cost Carrier of the year at AIR Awards 2018

Norwegian has been named the Low-Cost Carrier of the year at Annual Aviation Industry Awards, VIP initiative of AIR Convention 2018. ...


AeroTime Team
Airbus delivers first A320neo to Scoot

Scoot, the low cost wing of Singapore Airlines, has taken delivery of its first A320neo....