News that low-cost carrier Primera Air ceased operations as of Monday night comes as a shock to those who watched the small airline budding and expanding its reach across Europe last year.
According to an announcement by Ryanair the budget airline is set to launch of two new routes connecting Greece with Italy for the Summer 2019 schedule. As of April 2019, the airline will connect Corfu with Bologna and Rhodes with Rome with twice-weekly flights. The news comes as the airline struggles with a crew strike on Friday.
WOW air, Iceland’s ultra-affordable transatlantic airline, will begin service out of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on April 27, 2018, giving New York passengers the opportunity to visit some of the most popular European destinations just in time for spring.
Ryanair today announced having smashed its weekly bookings record, taking over 3 million bookings in a single week
According to the news, the flights will operate three times a week, on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturday, uitilizing the ‘Boeing 738 aircraft. In other Ryanair news, the low cost champions resumed flights between Riga-Brussels (Charleroi) and Riga-Bradford (Leeds) earlier this month. on October 26.
Low cost air carrier Frontier Airlines has cut everything to the bone to provide the lowest possible fares, now the El Cheapo airline has to charge passengers for carry on luggage. As of yesterday all flyers with Frontier will have to spot the carrier a fee of a minumum of $25 bucks for overhead carry-on luggage.
News from Ryanair competitor Wizz Air shows that company pivoting to compete with the world’s most profitable budget carrier. While the Budapest airline lost some 25 routes to Ryanair last year in the UK and Poland, the Hungarian carrier gained a lot of ground in Eastern Europe.
Despite assertions partner carriers would take up their slack in the even of a general strike, Croatia Airlines cancelled 22 flights on account of aircrew and pilots walking out. Today is the second day of a strike versus the airline over layoffs and pay cuts strikers say they cannot overcome.
In news from Balkans.com, Montenegro Airlines’ CEO, Zoran Djurišić will reportedly be replaced at the end of May on account of the airlines recent heavy losses. Mr. Djurišić has been at the helm of the now beleaguered airline since its creation almost 20 years ago. The airline ended 2012 on a horrendous financial note losing some €23.5 million euro. Meanwhile Ryanair appears ready to take up Montenegro traffic slack if the airline staggers or folds.
According to news from Ryanair, Croatia will invest some 1.4 million euros in order for budget airline to set up a base in Zadar. Scheduled to open in April 2013, it is thought the base will afford Croatian tourism a shot in the arm ROI wise.
Scandinavian airline SAS appears to be on the ropes as the company announces chopping prices and selling assets in a struggle to keep afloat. Massive losses from 2011, combined with a murky 2012 have spelled tough times for the once profitable and venerable airline.
If one were to listen to airline executives giving speeches across the country, the only conclusion would be that the airline industry is the most perfectly transparent industry in the U.S.A. when it comes to pricing — it is a comparison-shopping nirvana. Airline passengers, on the other hand, say airline pricing has become so complicated that figuring out comparative air travel costs requires a spreadsheet. Applying for a mortgage may be easier and more straightforward.