Low-cost airlines

February 11, 2008 - 11:34am

India appears to have ruled out any early prospect of increased international competition among its airlines. The move will disappoint recent start-up operators looking for a relaxation of current policy that bars Indian carriers with less than five years’ experience from international routes.

February 11, 2008 - 10:20am

Indonesia’s Lion Air and India’s SpiceJet have started operating some of the first 737-900ERs to roll off Boeing’s Renton, Washington assembly line. The Asian carriers could well serve as barometers of the type’s value within the low-fare markets expected to account for so much of the region’s airline growth. Early accounts suggest the new twinjet has met expectations and more.

February 11, 2008 - 9:22am

Asia accounts for 25 percent of the world’s air traffic, a figure expected to grow to more than 30 percent in three years, largely thanks to the proliferation of low-cost carriers. With cheap fares, easy online bookings and direct connections to previously sleepy backwaters, budget carriers are bringing air travel to the masses in this part of the world.

February 5, 2008 - 11:51am

The Air Transport Association (ATA) expects U.S. airlines to post a $3.5 to $4.5 billion net profit this year, following back-to-back net profits in 2006 and 2007. The past two years were the first consecutive profitable years since 1999-2000. According to ATA, whose members transport more than 90 percent of all U.S.

February 5, 2008 - 11:51am

The Air Transport Association (ATA) expects U.S. airlines to post a $3.5 to $4.5 billion net profit this year, following back-to-back net profits in 2006 and 2007. The past two years were the first consecutive profitable years since 1999-2000. According to ATA, whose members transport more than 90 percent of all U.S.

January 23, 2008 - 4:51am

Mesa Air Group chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein once again embraced the old adage “never say never” when the unpredictable industry veteran recently revived his airline’s association with a pair of estranged partners.

January 23, 2008 - 4:51am

Mesa Air Group chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein once again embraced the old adage “never say never” when the unpredictable industry veteran recently revived his airline’s association with a pair of estranged partners.

January 21, 2008 - 9:17am

New European Union (EU) requirements have been introduced requiring most aircraft weighing more than 22,045 pounds or having more than 19 passenger seats to be subject to existing airline security standards. Only corporate or private aircraft that are not operating for hire are exempt from the rules, as are internal company training flights.

January 21, 2008 - 9:17am

New European Union (EU) requirements have been introduced requiring most aircraft weighing more than 22,045 pounds or having more than 19 passenger seats to be subject to existing airline security standards. Only corporate or private aircraft that are not operating for hire are exempt from the rules, as are internal company training flights.

January 18, 2008 - 5:29am

Indigo originally launched its “regular and frequent” business aircraft service between Chicago Midway Airport and Teterboro Airport in New Jersey with a Falcon 20 in February 2000. On March 3 the company relaunched the service with its first 16-passenger Embraer Legacy Shuttle.

 
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