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  • Low-cost legends: the Top 10 most-popular budget carriers


    ​In the week that Ryanair reported a net profit of $1.08 billion against revenues totalling $7.05 billion in 2014, our Top 10 looks at the global stars of the low-cost and leisure carrier sectors. Our data is drawn from a feature in the newly-published June issue of Airline Business, with the figures referring to the number of passengers flown within the 12-month period and the year-on-year percentage change.


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  • Low-cost legends: the Top 10 most-popular budget carriers


    ​In the week that Ryanair reported a net profit of $1.08 billion against revenues totalling $7.05 billion in 2014, our...


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  • Low-cost legends: the Top 10 most-popular budget carriers

    News | 29 May 2015 10:08 | Craig Hoyle

    ​In the week that Ryanair reported a net profit of $1.08 billion against revenues totalling $7.05 billion in 2014, our Top 10 looks at the global stars of the low-cost and leisure carrier sectors. Our data is drawn from a feature in the newly-published June issue of Airline Business, with the figures referring to the number of passengers flown within the 12-month period and the year-on-year percentage change.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Low-cost-legends-the-Top-10-most-popular-budget-carriers-412865/
  • ​Boeing confident on Leap and 737 Max performance promises

    News | 29 May 2015 09:22 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    Boeing's top salesman is confident the CFM International Leap-1B will meet its performance targets, ensuring that the 737 Max will satisfy all the promises made to customers about the re-engined twinjet's efficiency.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-confident-on-Leap-and-737-Max-performance-promises-412883/
  • ​ANALYSIS: LCCs reap benefits from multichannel distribution

    News | 19 May 2015 11:04 | Martin Ferguson

    When Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary addressed 400 members of the corporate travel community earlier this year, he described his attendance at the business travel event as one of the most depressing days of his life. But he said it with endearing grin on his face.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-LCCs-reap-benefits-from-multichannel-distribution-412074/
  • US-Gulf subsidies row 'bullying tactic': Al Baker

    News | 13 May 2015 17:43 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker remains defiant amidst an onslaught of accusations from US mainline carriers that his airline received state subsidies, and plans to continue expanding into the USA.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Gulf-subsidies-row-bullying-tactic-Al-Baker-412285/
  • Southwest converts 737-700 orders to -800s

    News | 13 May 2015 17:37 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Southwest Airlines has converted orders for 31 Boeing 737-700s scheduled for delivery in 2016 to larger 737-800s, chief executive Gary Kelly announces on 13 May.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Southwest-converts-737-700-orders-to-800s-412286/
  • ​ANALYSIS: Is airline social marketing misunderstood?

    News | 29 Apr 2015 09:48 | Marco Serusi

    Many marketers and consultants, including us, have been talking about the benefits of social marketing for airlines. Yet, today, it seems that organic reach may soon be a thing of the past, as airlines now have to pay in order to reach fans on “social media”. So what happened? Was it a passing fad, or are we talking about two different things?http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Is-airline-social-marketing-misunderstood-411128/