Tag: low-cost airline

Laudamotion Becomes a 100% Subsidiary of Ryanair

Reading Time: 2 minutes Laudamotion, Austria’s No. 1 low fares airline, confirmed that Ryanair has completed the purchase of 100% shareholding in Laudamotion GmbH from NL Holdings in late December. Laudamotion now becomes a 100% subsidiary of Ryanair Holdings Plc, the Group which owns Europe’s largest airline. With the support of Ryanair Holdings, Laudamotion has also announced a series […]

WestJet: Best Low-Cost Airline in North America

Reading Time: 1 minute WestJet has been recognized as the Best Low-Cost Airline – The Americas for 2018 for the second year in a row by www.airlineratings.com. The website attracts more than 25 million visitors who rate more than 425 airlines around the globe on an annual basis. According to Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO, WestJet delivers exceptional and […]

Ryanair Informs 50,000 Passengers about Cancelled Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Irish airline Ryanair has cancelled up to 600 flights for more than 50,000 passengers over two days next week due to a strike by cabin crew in Belgium, Portugal and Spain. A total of 300 of its 2,400 scheduled flights will not take off each day next Wednesday July 25 and Thursday July 26, as […]

Saudi flynas Inks $6.3bn Deal To Power New Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Saudi low-cost airline flynas has signed a $6.3 billion deal with DFM International to acquire new engines for its fleet. Flynas’ agreement includes the acquiring of LEAP-1A engines to power the incoming fleet of 80 A320-neo aircraft ordered by flynas, scheduled to be delivered from 2018 onwards. The agreement also comprises an associated long-term maintenance and […]

Ryanair to Acquire Initial 24.9% Stake in New Airline Laudamotion

Reading Time: 2 minutes In an attempt to gain a stronger foothold in the German and Austrian market, Ryanair has agreed to buy an initial stake in Austrian carrier Laudamotion. Laudamotion is a newly formed carrier rising from the ashes of insolvent Niki, the low-cost subsidiary of the now defunct Airberlin. Niki flew to tourist destinations from Germany and […]

South Korea to Tighten Regulations Governing Budget Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes The South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) is set to tightened regulations governing the low-cost carrier market niche in an effort to ensure greater stability as well as fairer competition. A MOLIT official told the Naver news agency this week that the changes would affect entrance requirements for start-up airlines as well […]

Low-Cost Carrier Ryanair Begins First Flights to Jordan

Reading Time: 1 minute Europe’s leading low-cost carrier Ryanair has introduced 14 new direct flight routes between Europe and Jordan, starting in March. The move was announced by the country’s tourism minister Lina Annab at the Jordan 2018 Agenda conference and formally unveiled at a press conference today. The move will offer a distinct fillip to the country’s all-important […]

flyadeal Celebrates 100,000th Customer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since its launch, flyadeal, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s new low fares airline, has been growing its flights and network rapidly. It achieved a major milestone flying its 100,000th Customer on November 30th, barely two months after starting operations on September 23rd, Saudi Arabia’s National Day. The 100,000th Customer took advantage of flyadeal’s attractive low […]

Ryanair Threatens Stricter Cabin Bag Rules

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ryanair has threatened to scrap its second free bag policy because passengers are attempting to pack “half the contents of their home” into them. The low-cost airline began allowing customers to bring along an additional smaller cabin bag free of charge in October 2013 as part of an overhaul of fees and charges aimed at […]

Norwegian’s UK Expansion Cleared for Take-Off

Reading Time: 1 minute Low-cost airline Norwegian is ready to take-off its biggest year ever, with the introduction of brand new aircraft, exclusive new routes – including its first long-haul flights outside the USA – and more affordable flights on the UK’s only direct low-cost transatlantic services. Europe’s third largest low-cost airline will expand its young aircraft fleet with […]