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Thai Transport Ministry orders budget carriers to play fair

BANGKOK, Thailand - Low-cost airlines must provide food and drinks or ticket refunds to delayed passengers under a Transport Ministry regulation to protect the rights of passengers.

Al Khaleej: Abu Dhabi to launch low-cost airline in 2010

A United Arab Emirates-based investment company will start a low-cost airline from Abu Dhabi next year, al Khaleej reported, citing industry sources it didn’t identify.

FlyDubai plans to expand rapidly

FlyDubai, the emirate’s first low-cost carrier, will add up to eight new destinations by the end of the year and plans to expand at a faster pace until 2011, despite the downturn in the global aviat

Travel picture looks different for low-cost carriers and major airlines

CHICAGO - Airlines reporting August passenger traffic so far are lining up in two camps: low-cost carriers like US Airways Group (LCC) say the picture is improving, but major international carriers, i

AirAsia turns Singapore into a virtual hub

Despite the fact that AirAsia does not have an airline based in Singapore, the City State is turning now into one of the busiest gateways for the red-and-white, low-cost carrier.

Lebanon: Low-cost tourism infrastructure needed

BEIRUT - Lebanese take special pride in their hospitality.

China’s nascent low-cost airlines

Despite being the world's fastest growing commercial aviation market, China is not a hotbed for low-cost carriers.

Growth in low-cost carrier passenger traffic within Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE - Airline companies have played an immense feat, juggling both the legacy and low-cost carrier segment with unwavering commitment in going through the test of times during the last seven yea

AirAsia is best Asian low-cost airline

AirAsia has bagged the Best Asian Low-Cost Carrier award from Asia Pacific’s travel news publisher, TTG, for the second time.

Former Skybus operators mull low-cost airline in Cincy

Officials at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport have been approached by Skybus Airlines’ former operators about launching a low-cost carrier there, but any such endeavor is far i

AirAsia X: How low can you go?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) - AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman Rani has been asked the same question many times: How much longer can his long-haul low-cost carrier AirAsia X continue with its business mode

Low-cost airline to begin operations in Ukraine

Kiev - A Hungarian low-cost airline received final approval to began operations in Ukraine, ending unchallenged control of the former Soviet republic's air-passenger market by high-price domestic carr

Airline expert says it’s time for a new low-cost era in...

For US airlines, these are desperate times, and legacy carriers are behaving like desperate creatures, slashing capacity and closing hubs. "It's all in vain," said airline expert and CEO of Airsavings, Raphael Bejar, "It's years too late and millions of dollars too short."

Airline to offer $99 tickets to Malaysia

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia X has launched its second Australia destination, starting direct flights between Perth and Kuala Lumpur from November.The services to the Malaysian capital will start with six flights per week, increasing to daily services by March 2009.

Death of the low cost airline? Baloney!

Doom and gloom, doom and gloom. That's all I've been hearing from the airline pundits in the past week, and I'm tired of it.

Low-cost airline Skybus shuts down

Skybus Airlines, which offered limited service out of Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, abruptly closed shop Friday night, the latest casualty in an airline industry stressed by rising fuel costs and a slowing economy.Its last flight left Broward County and touched down in Columbus, Ohio, shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday.

Skybus founder wants to start low-cost airline

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The founder of Skybus Airlines at Ohio's Port Columbus International Airport is planning a similar project for Yeager Airport.

Competition has driven innovation in South Africa’s low-cost airlines

Next to e-mail and online banking, the biggest convenience of the Internet age is low-fare airlines.This is a nice market in South Africa with kulula.com, 1Time, Nationwide and Mango accessible at the click of a mouse.