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U.S. airlines gauge positive outlook on surge in leisure travel demand

Return in leisure demand sparks hiring hopes as U.S. airlines position their business to take on added capacity....


Iceland’s MOM Air – early April Fool’s joke or marketing trick?

The new airline already announced tickets going on sale on November 9, 2020. Is the launch of MOM Air a practical joke or a marketing move?...


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:...


‘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....


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....


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....


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....


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. ...


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.  ...


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....