Low-cost Carrier

Australian low-cost airline Bonza plans 2022 launch

Bonza, an Australian startup headed by Virgin Blue’s Tim Jordan, aims to launch low-cost flight services in early 2022....


Smartwings to add six routes to leisure air travel network

Smartwings expands the network by adding six routes connecting the Canary Islands and European countries for operations between October 2021 and April 2022.  ...


Icelandic startup Play unveils aircraft livery ahead of summer launch

Icelandic startup and low-cost carrier Play unveils its aircraft livery and crew uniforms ahead of its summer operations launch.  ...


Low-cost carrier T’way Air reorganizes fleet for post-COVID environment

The South Korean low-cost carrier T’way Air plans to introduce the first Airbus jets to its fleet, currently made of all-Boeing aircraft....


Bikinis & jokes: Are these low cost carriers’ shenanigans real or not? | Quiz

Low-cost airlines did a lot of crazy stunts over the years. Can you recognize which ones of these are real and which ones are made up?...


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....