Tag: low-cost carrier

Wizz Air takes bottom spot in airline passenger survey for second year running

Wizz Air takes bottom spot in airline passenger survey for second year running

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air has placed last in an annual airline satisfaction survey carried out by Which?, the UK's consumer watchdog. Analysing results for over 10,000 flights, Which? surveyed passengers' experiences of flying over the last year. Among short haul airlines, Wizz Air fared the w...

Ryanair boss takes aim at Irish transport minister in scathing letter

Ryanair boss takes aim at Irish transport minister in scathing letter

Ryanair CEO, Michael O'Leary, has accused the Irish transport minister of failing to "take any action to advance the goals" of the government's National Aviation Policy. The airline boss called on Eamon Ryan, who has served as transport minister since June 2020, to "resign and let someone compete...

easyJet awarded 'top marks' for climate commitments

easyJet awarded ‘top marks’ for climate commitments

easyJet has been awarded an "industry leading" A- rating by the CDP in light of the budget airline's commitment to reduce its carbon footprint. Achieving "top marks", easyJet said, makes it one of the few airlines globally to receive the A- rating, having previously been graded a B. The low-co...

flynas celebrates ‘historic’ year of growth

flynas reports record results for its performance last year compared to 2022 with a "historic" increase in the number of passengers to more than 11.1mn, growing by more than 28 per cent. The low-cost carrier took delivery of 19 new aircraft in 2023, upscaling its fleet size to 64 aircraft - an incr...

Ryanair profits rise by 59% to €2.18b after fare hikes

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has reported a rise in profits to more than €2b (£1.9b) after a "strong Easter [and] record summer traffic", according to boss Michal O'Leary. It comes as the chief executive said the board planned to return €400m (£346.6m) to shareholders in two dividends in February...

MYAirline debuts key domestic routes

MYAirline Sdn Bhd, formerly known as Z9 Elite Sdn Bhd is Malaysia’s brand new low-cost carrier (LCC), today announces its first three routes from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu with open-for-sale airfares. MYAirline will commence services and fly direct from its hub in Kual...

Malaysia’s new low-cost carrier, MYAirline was granted approval for Air Service Licence and Air Operator Certificate

Malaysia’s latest low-cost carrier (LCC), MYAirline Sdn Bhd was granted its initial Air Service Licence (ASL) from the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) effective 15 November 2022. The Air Operator Certificate (AOC) was awarded by the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) since 1 Octobe...

India’s newest low-cost carrier Akasa Air receives first Boeing 737 Max

Indian start-up Akasa Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max in preparation for an anticipated launch in July. “With a strong commitment to democratizing the skies, the airlines' total order of 72 aircraft includes an initial delivery of 18 aircraft by March 2023, followed by delivery...

WIZZ launches flights on Brussels Airport – Budapest route

WIZZ launches flights on Brussels Airport – Budapest route

As of today, Monday the 1st of June, the Hungarian airline WIZZ is operating flights from Brussels Airport to Budapest (Hungary), complementing the flight offer on this route which until now was served only by Brussels Airlines. In a first stage, low-cost carrier WIZZ will carry out five flight...

Air Arabia reports first quarter 2020 net profit of AED 71 million

Air Arabia (PJSC), the Middle East & North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, today reported a profitable first quarter (January to March) 2020 despite COVID-19 impact on the carrier’s first quarter financial and operational performance. Air Arabia reported a net profit of AED ...

Air Arabia shareholders approve nine percent cash dividend

Air Arabia shareholders approved the distribution of nine percent cash dividend for the financial year ending December 31, 2019 at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Sharjah today. The dividend, which is equivalent to nine fils per share, mirrors another year of record financial perfo...

Low-Cost Carriers to boost Middle East aviation market

Low-Cost Carriers (LCC) are driving growth in the Middle East aviation market, recording a 9.3% increase in seat capacity in 2019, according to CAPA Centre for Aviation. Indeed, LCC’s share of total seat capacity across the Middle East increased from 14.9% in 2018 to 16.5% in 2019, with a larger ...

Tigerair Taiwan Selects the Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine to power 15 A320neo Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., and Tigerair Taiwan announced today selection of the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine to power an order of 15 A320neo aircraft, which includes a combination of new aircraft purchases from Airbus and leased aircraft from ICBC’s SPV, Sky H...

Viva Aerobus Announces Changes In The Company’s Leadership

Viva Aerobus Announces Changes In The Company’s Leadership

Viva Aerobus, Mexico’s ultra-low cost-carrier, informs that as of February 1st, 2020, Gian Carlo Nucci, current Grupo Viva Aerobus’ CEO, will leave this position, which will be held by Juan Carlos Zuazua, the airline’s CEO. Gian Carlo Nucci has decided to step down from this position due t...

Chile’s SKY orders 10 A321XLRs to expand its international reach

Chile’s SKY orders 10 A321XLRs to expand its international reach

SKY, a Chilean-based ultra-low-cost carrier, has signed a Purchase Agreement with Airbus for 10 A321XLRs. The airline will expand its international route network with the new aircraft. The A321XLR is the next step in the A320neo/A321neo Family, meeting market requirements for increased range and...

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