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 Low-cost carrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A low-cost carrier or low cost airline (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier / airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services.
As of 2004, low cost carriers are now edging into Australasia, led by operators such as Malaysia's Air Asia, and Australia's Virgin Blue.
The first successful low-cost carrier was Pacific Southwest Airlines in the United States, which pioneered the concept when their first flight took place on May 6, 1949.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Low-cost_carrier   (1271 words)

 Low Cost Carriers
Low Cost Carriers often propose cheap fares with restrictions, which means that after making the reservation it is difficult and often impossible to change or cancel the booking.
Low Cost Carriers generally fly to an airport outside the centre of London, which means: extra time and money to get from the airport to the centre of London.
The proliferation of Low Cost Carriers (LCC) is the newest trend in the airline industry.
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 BBC NEWS Business Low-cost carrier ups the frills
All the low-cost carriers have managed to win favour with the increasingly price-conscious business sector.
The carrier, which keeps its ticket prices down by cutting overheads deemed unnecessary, operates a non-reserved seating policy.
Easyjet believes corporate travellers may now be happy to part with a little bit of extra cash for added convenience.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/4249751.stm   (262 words)

 KLIA - Low Cost Carrier Terminal
The Low Cost Carrier Terminal is specifically built at KL International Airport to cater to the growing passengers of the Low Cost Airlines, especially the passengers of Malaysia's first 'no-frills' airline, Air Asia.
Construction of the LCC Terminal was on a fast track basis beginning June 2005 at an approximate cost of RM 108 million.
The operation of the LCC Terminal is supported by the existing parking apron and additional infrastructures such as car parks, surface access, kerbside road and other utilities.
klia.com.my /LCCTerminal   (236 words)

 What does "Low Cost Carrier" REALLY mean?
Lower costs can be realized from having the exact same plane for all flights; reducing parts inventory, mechanics for all types of planes no matter whether their type is in need of maintenance or not, etc. Economies of Scale do work.
The LCC operator still needs to exercise control over all aspects of the budget and squeeze what they can from labour, services, utilization, and other expenditures, but unless you have sufficient seats to spread the costs over, you are lost.
Nevertheless AC is saying that Tango flights have 75% of the cost of a full mainline flight (I'm guessing this is on a per pax basis and most of that comes from cramming more pax per plane).
www.flyertalk.com /forum/showthread.php?t=14967   (1314 words)

 Qantas to launch new domestic low cost carrier in May
He also rejected suggestions that the decision to launch a new low cost carrier in Australia was designed to spark a price war with Virgin or dent its rival's plan to float on the Australian stock market.
Qantas will launch the yet-to-be-named carrier in May, just 19 months after its low cost international carrier Australian Airlines took to the skies.
Dixon said the new carrier was expected to reach profitability "reasonably quickly" and have a cost base comparable to other discount carriers.
www.industrysearch.com.au /news/viewrecord.asp?ID=12989   (663 words)

 Boston.com / Business / Polish low-cost carrier grounds flights
Air Polonia, previously a cargo and charter carrier, began running low-cost flights in December 2003.
Air Polonia, Poland's low-cost airline, suspended all flights indefinitely on Sunday in a possible prelude to bankruptcy after an expected investor canceled plans to inject $10 million into the company, airline officials said.
Mandl said his company made that decision in an effort to maintain trust in budget carriers in Central Europe.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2004/12/05/polish_low_cost_carrier_grounds_flights   (328 words)

 Business: New low-cost carrier planned
That cost disadvantage is a likely reason why Independence is waiting to get full-sized jets before coming to Florida and taking on United's low-cost carrier called Ted, said Louis Miller, executive director of Tampa International Airport.
Independence Air is the first low-cost carrier to fly the small jets.
Independence Air, a new low-fare airline created from regional carrier Atlantic Coast Airlines, announced plans Wednesday to start flying this summer to 35 cities from its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport.
www.sptimes.com /2004/05/20/Business/New_low_cost_carrier_.shtml   (448 words)

 Low-cost air carrier shuts down
FLYi Inc., the parent company of low-fare carrier Independence Air, announced yesterday it had run out of both cash and time and would cease all flights as of Thursday evening, just 18 months after taking to the skies.
Some analysts were skeptical from the beginning about its survival because Independence Air planned to operate as a budget carrier while maintaining a relatively high-cost hub-and-spoke flight system using 50-seat regional jets that are less efficient than larger planes.
U.S. law requires other carriers to offer stand-by flights to passengers with un-refunded tickets from airlines that have ceased operations.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06003/631568.stm   (685 words)

 United’s low-cost carrier Ted takes inaugural flight (printable version)
United parent UAL Corp. hopes Ted will be competitive with low-cost carriers that are snatching customers from big airlines.
Executives said Ted will be different from other low-fare carriers because it will be linked to United’s frequent-flyer program.
Company officials said their cost-cutting efforts, which include slashing labor expenses and overhauling aircraft leases, are on track to save nearly $5 billion annually by 2005.
www.rgj.com /news/printstory.php?id=63841   (324 words)

 NewsRoom Finland
In Finland, low-cost carriers have less than 6 per cent of the market, whereas elsewhere in Europe their share is nearly 20 per cent.
"The low-cost carrier market is rather underdeveloped in Finland," Sterling chief executive Almar Örn Hilmarsson argued for the campaign into Finland at a press conference held Tuesday in Helsinki.
Far from bowing to the Finnish national carrier, the gesture was embarrassing to the mighty market leader; Mr Hilmarsson's suitcase had not arrived in time, a glitch for which the T-shirt was meant as compensation.
newsroom.finland.fi /stt/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=10243&group=Business   (317 words)

 United Airlines to launch low-cost carrier next year (printable version)
DENVER — United Airlines on Wednesday said it will launch a low-cost carrier from its Denver hub in February, flying to five destinations including Reno and Las Vegas before expanding service nationwide.
Because Southwest does not serve Denver, the new carrier is not a major competitive threat in Reno, Southwest spokeswoman Melanie Jones said from Dallas.
The bankrupt airline’s goal is to better compete with discount carriers such as Frontier, JetBlue and Southwest that have grown quickly amid the economic downturn.
www.rgj.com /news/printstory.php?id=51913   (437 words)

 Electric wheelchair carrier and lift
This Low Cost Electric Wheelchair Carrier Lift is the ultimate carrier for heavier scooters and mid-wheel drive wheelchairs.
This electrically powered universal carrier is ideal for heavier scooters and mid-wheel drive chairs.
The carrying platform is 48" long by 28" wide, and has six tie down locations.
www.discountramps.com /electric_carrier.htm   (200 words)

 Atlantic Coast Pushes Ahead With Plans to Become Low-Cost Carrier
Back in late July, when ACA announced plans to become a low-cost carrier, ACA declined to renegotiate lower rates to its contract to fly out of Dulles for United, which is restructuring under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Late Tuesday evening, ACA announced that it had agreements to buy 25 planes from Airbus' A320 family of aircraft, which are favored by low-cost carriers and have a smaller number of seats than the wide-body aircraft used by network carriers.
The name was announced on Wednesday at the carrier's Washington D.C. hub, and it's fitting because ACA needs to fight off an unsolicited takeover bid by Mesa Airlines (MESA:Nasdaq) in order to turn itself into a low-cost airline.
www.thestreet.com /pf/markets/ericgillin/10127576.html   (613 words)

 Harrisburg, Pa., Airport Seeks New Low-Cost Carrier @ Airport News (AirportBusiness.com)
Carver took a two-sided view, cautioning that HIA needs to attract a low-cost carrier that provides service to more than one destination, and that it also should consider that Southwest is operating in neighboring airports.
Low-cost carriers "also bring down the price of competing low-cost carriers, which boosts the effects of having a low-cost carrier," Forsgren said.
Testa and his staff will be able to identify and secure a low-cost carrier for that particular route," Carver said.
www.airportbusiness.com /article/article.jsp?id=3784&siteSection=4   (493 words)

 SAA may launch low cost carrier : Moneyweb
This would kill low cost carrier competition — we would not be on a level playing field.
The market share of the low-cost or low-fare carriers is growing significantly which shows that there is an existing market, which doesn’t care about the frills.
The company has a dual strategy to compete with low cost carriers.
www.moneyweb.co.za /shares/industrials/509257.htm   (619 words)

 Mobility scooter and wheelchair carrier
This versatile carrier has a long ramp for easy loading, allows access to hatch backs or rear doors and can be stored in multiple positions!
This carrier is designed for those who wish to take their mobility scooter or power wheelchair with them on trips but do not have the room to put the scooter in their car, van or SUV.
The carrier can be stores in the upright position when not in use.
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 UAL Names VP For Low-Cost Carrier; New Planned Operating Stats Emerge
Even with yield growth and mainline cost reductions, "United will continue to be uncompetitive in these markets," the presentation said, so the airline needs to "develop a low-cost offering and achieve a cost structure competitive" with the existing low-cost carriers.
United's new separate low-cost carrier, which yesterday named its first executive, plans to serve 37 U.S. cities with a fleet of 134 aircraft, according to a preliminary internal plan for the carrier obtained by The DAILY.
As part of detailed presentations recently made to its union leaders and creditors committee, United defined its concept for its low-cost carrier, explained why it will be competitive, and tried to explain how United will avoid the failures of similar efforts by other U.S. major carriers.
www.aviationnow.com /avnow/news/channel_aviationdaily_story.jsp?id=news/ual02253.xml   (659 words)

 Qantas names low cost carrier Jetstar - www.smh.com.au
He said Impulse Airlines would be the operating entity for the low cost carrier with the placement of an initial order of 23 A320 aircraft.
Australian flagship carrier Qantas Airways Ltd today said its low cost airline would be called Jetstar.
Mr Dixon said he was confident Jetstar would be the lowest cost operator in Australia with new aircraft, slimline seating, a new booking system and by using Impulse as the operating entity.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/12/01/1070127331088.html   (527 words)

 Times of Oman
DUBAI –– A Saudi private airline specialising in executive transport announced Monday plans to launch a low-cost carrier next year to tap the potential of the so-far heavily regulated domestic market.
Kuwait launched its own budget carrier Jazeera in October and Sharjah, a member of the United Arab Emirates federation, has been operating Air Arabia since 2003.
He said the airline will start flying in the summer of 2006 between major cities including Riyadh and the Red Sea port city of Jeddah where NAS is based.
www.timesofoman.com /newsdetails.asp?newsid=22185   (302 words)

 SkyscraperCity Forums - Westjet - Canada's Low-Cost Carrier
According to one analyst, the likely candidates to partner with WestJet once the new system is implemented are low-cost carriers in the United States such as JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines Co., or international carriers such as Cathay Pacific Airways, which last fall said it was in exploratory talks with WestJet.
She said the carrier has struck an agreement with Air Canada to provide some of the traffic and is also talking to Vancouver's Harmony Airways.
Two of Canada's discount air carriers, WestJet Airlines and Halifax-based Canjet, are increasing their attention to the British Columbia market with new flights, the success of which should be helped by the departure of bankrupt Jetsgo from domestic airline wars.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=224752   (6043 words)

 United revises proposal for low-cost carrier
Plans for the revamped low-cost carrier were disclosed this week in documents seeking approval from a bankruptcy-court judge to impose new contract terms if agreements aren't reached by early May.
United has said it needs the low-cost, low-fare carrier to combat increasing price competition from discount carriers such as Southwest Airlines Co. Union opposition to the proposal has complicated negotiations on new labor contracts to cut overall expenses, including wages and benefits for the main airline.
Instead of splitting off the low-cost airline's work force as initially proposed, United has now suggested that each work group, such as the pilots, be covered by a single labor contract and seniority list for the main airline and discount operation.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /business/113231_united20.shtml   (354 words)

 68HC11 PLCC-52 low cost carrier board
It is still a useful, low cost single chip solution.
The advantage of the PCT board is it's lower cost when working with smaller, mature program code.
Many of these are suitable for large project development, but not cost effective for small projects or for hobby or classroom experimentation.
www.pmb.co.nz /pct_3a7_c.htm   (604 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Business -- Low-cost carrier part of United plan
But we will not accept a low-cost carrier that means a separate employee group and hiring pilots and employees off the street as a separate company," he said.
While disclosing few specifics about either the discount carrier or the overall strategy, United said its plan is centered on the strong network of routes and hubs that give it a "distinct revenue advantage" over its competitors.
It has been scrambling to overhaul its financial strategy, slash labor costs by a targeted $2.4 billion a year, renegotiate aircraft leases and mortgages and restructure its fleet.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/business/20030206-9999_1b6ual.html   (489 words)

 USATODAY.com - U.S. low cost carrier ATA plans flights to Europe
COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) — U.S. low-cost carrier ATA Airlines plans to fly to destinations in Europe starting next year and is negotiating with German airport Cologne-Bonn, the company said last week.
He added that Germany, and in particular the Cologne-Bonn airport due to its success in low-cost travel, were high on the list of potential destinations.
German long-haul charter carrier LTU reacted sharply to these plans, underscoring intense competition in the beleaguered airline industry.
www.usatoday.com /travel/news/2004-07-01-ata-europe_x.htm   (238 words)

 SIREN SONG / Competitors watch closely as Delta introduces its new low-cost carrier
United's pilots will triple their monthly hours in the cockpit to 95 hours, the company has said, and employees of the low-cost carrier will be paid less than workers at the main company -- even though United's major unions have already agreed to pay cuts that range up to 30 percent.
He also questioned whether the mainline legacy carriers can change their corporate cultures enough to get the stylish, low-cost carrier idea right.
In an attempt to revive its lagging fortunes, United, the world's second- largest airline and the dominant carrier at San Francisco International Airport, plans to start a low-cost carrier to compete with smaller, more- nimble airlines such as Southwest and JetBlue.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/04/20/BU73949.DTL&type=business   (1299 words)

 Fly Low Cost
All special/low fares, whether you are taking a flight with a "regular" or a "low cost" airline, are dependent on availability.
This Web site provides information to business and pleasure travelers, as well as aviation enthusiasts, on "low cost" airlines worldwide, in order to create global awareness and encourage business and pleasure travelers in flying with these airlines.
So, take your time and compare the cost of an airline ticket between the two types of carriers.
www.flylowbudgets.com   (324 words)

 SSRN-Low Cost Carrier Growth in the U.S. Airline Industry: Past, Present, and Future by Harumi Ito, Darin Lee
This paper documents the growth of low cost carriers (LCCs) in the U.S. airline industry since 1990.
Ito, Harumi and Lee, Darin, "Low Cost Carrier Growth in the U.S. Airline Industry: Past, Present, and Future" (April 9, 2003).
Low Cost Carrier Growth in the U.S. Airline Industry: Past, Present, and Future
papers.ssrn.com /soL3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=719741   (276 words)

 Delta president leaves for low-cost carrier
The announcement gave no details of where the new carrier would be based or what routes it intended to serve.
Frederick W. Reid, Delta's president and chief operating officer, was hired to get the new carrier off the ground by the first quarter of 2005, Virgin USA announced in New York.
Reid may have been based in Atlanta, but he certainly had a hand in growing traffic here in Cincinnati, especially through regional jets.
www.enquirer.com /midday/03/03132004_News_mday_deltaceo.html   (422 words)

 Low cost carrier losses turn British Airways red
BA and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are negotiating the European Union's first full-blown merger of two flag-carrying airlines, which is intended to deliver massive cost savings particularly for the Dutch carrier.
The number of passengers flown rose to 1.9 million in the 1999-2000 financial year from 650,000 in 1998-1999 and the company is on course to fly 2.5 million passengers in the current year, according to Cassani.
Once the sale of the Air Liberte, a company rescued from bankruptcy by Ayling, is stripped out of the equation, BA came in with an underlying 8-million-pound (13.3-million-euro) quarterly pre-tax profit and operating profits of 97 million pounds (161 million euro) despite higher fuel costs.
www.chamberonline.co.uk /YfbV_TdoHMvRUA.html   (426 words)

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