AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes again laments the lack of low-cost terminals in Malaysia; points to Japan for inspiration

The AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said recently that it is “absurd” that while LCCs are dominant in Malaysia’s aviation market, the country does not…..

Spirit says it’s time to ‘ditch the pitch’ as it prepares to debut new seating concept that includes an extra inch of comfort to passengers in the unfavourable middle seat

US budget carrier Spirit Airlines is advancing on its promise to invest in the guest experience by unveiling new, more comfortable seats that provide additional…..

From a 2% to 20% share in just a decade – low cost airlines are driving the rapid growth at Taipei’s Taoyuan International airport and executives expect it to continue

The management team at Taipei’s Taiwan Taoyuan International airport expects low cost airlines to continue driving rapid passenger growth. LCCs now account for around 20%…..

As Wizz Air lands at London Southend, Ryanair quickly defends its position… and what about easyJet?

It is now over ten years since Stobart Group acquired control of London Southend airport and invested in returning scheduled air services to the airport,…..

How can Latin America’s LCCs work with other travel suppliers to grow the travel pie?

By virtue of its very nature the airline industry is highly dependent on partnerships of one kind or another. In times of stress, reliance on…..

Tigerair Taiwan pursues rapid expansion in the Philippines as tourism booms

Tigerair Taiwan is looking at further expansion in the Philippines following the successful launch of three Philippine destinations within only six months. The expansion in…..

Budapest may have lost its hub status after the collapse of Malev, but a new self connect platform now brings a low-cost alternative

Budapest was hit a hefty blow by the collapse of Hungary’s flag carrier Malev in early 2012, but its recovery has been remarkable, more than…..

‘Where, where? – In Karaganda’; Kazakhstan’s fourth largest city poised for rapid growth after winning tender to become FlyArystan’s second base

It may have briefly been considered as a candidate for Kazakhstan’s new capital before Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) was built, but Karaganda has a reputation of…..

LCCs are growing in Latin America, but what share of the market can they realistically achieve?

The growth of Latin American ULCCs and low cost airlines continues unabated as new start-ups in Chile and Argentina work to grow their respective market…..

Royal Jordanian doubles transit traffic as LCC competition in Jordan intensifies

Royal Jordanian has increased its focus on sixth freedom transit traffic, providing better connectivity and competitively priced options for corporates. The oneworld member is particularly…..

Luxury hotels, cheap flights and eco conscious travel: Is this the future for travel?

New UK research suggests travel brands need to offer a wider range of options and allow travellers more flexibility to upgrade, but also to and…..