Tag: LCC

Wizz Air Contemplates the Re-launch of its Ukrainian Subsidiary

Reading Time: 1 minute Hungary’s Wizz Air, one of Europe’s largest low-cost carriers (LCC), is considering the re-launch of Wizz Air Ukraine, its Ukrainian subsidiary, and says it will make that decision next year. The statement followed Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko meeting with Wizz Air’s chief executive Jozsef Varadi, which focused on matters dedicated to legislative and regulative affairs […]

FlyArystan: First Low-Cost Carrier for Kazakhstan

Reading Time: 1 minute In a sign of the emerging popularity of the low-cost carrier concept and the stimulation of increasing population mobility within and across the Central Asia region, Kazakhstan’s national carrier Air Astana has announced plans to launch the country’s first low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary before summer 2019. The fleet of the new Kazakh budget airline, which […]

Etihad Strengthens African Connections

Reading Time: 1 minute United Arab Emirates flag carrier Etihad Airways has increased links to Africa with the signing of a codeshare agreement with South African low-cost carrier (LCC) kulula. The codeshare, which becomes effective Oct. 30, will see Etihad placing its EY code on flights to several kulula services from Johannesburg to the South African cities of Cape […]

Scoot Prepares to Fly to Europe in 2017, the World’s Longest LCC Route

Reading Time: 1 minute Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) medium/long haul low cost airline subsidiary Scoot is now preparing to launch services to Europe in 2nd quarter 2017. For those who doubted the reality of long haul LCC operations, the evidence is mounting that the future of long haul is changing. There are now 11 LCCs operating scheduled routes longer than […]

First French Long-Haul Budget Carrier Launches Later This Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first French long-haul low-cost carrier (LCC) will make its debut later this year, as French Blue begins services to the Caribbean. French Blue is a subsidiary of Groupe Dubreuil, a conglomerate that spans sectors including hotels, energy generation and food distribution. Its air transport division already includes another airlines, Air Caraïbes, based in the […]

More LCCs Expand to Philippine-Asia Pacific Region

Reading Time: 1 minute As low-cost carrier (LCC) Cebu Pacific Air launches its first service to a US territory, Japan-based LCC Vanilla Air said it also intends to expand across the Pacific region. In addition, Philippine Airlines has also announced a new Saipan-Manila service. All the carriers are increasing services on the strength of expanding tourism numbers across the […]