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Does society unwittingly subsidise the likes of Uber or Jetstar?

Does society unwittingly subsidise the likes of Uber or Jetstar?

Please consider this Guardian analysis on the true cost of low fare transport, but keep in mind it might be flawed

Is a 436 seat A330-300 really a very large jet or VLA?

Is a 436 seat A330-300 really a very large jet or VLA?

Who would have thought that an A330 could become a plane that would displace demand for A380s?

Jetstar HK partner opts for own China low cost carrier

Jetstar HK partner opts for own China low cost carrier

China Eastern 中国东方航空公司 , a partner in the much delayed Jetstat HK venture, is launching its own low cost carrier in the PRC.

Jetstar’s NZ fail might mean more than gold for others

Jetstar’s NZ fail might mean more than gold for others

If this latest report on Jetstar NZ is true, full service carriers might start sending teams from all over the world to study and if possible replicate the benefits that the Qantas budget subsidiary is unintentionally delivering for Air New Zealand.

China’s regulated airline policy stymies low fare travel, but is it time for change?

China’s regulated airline policy stymies low fare travel, but is it time for change?

A well researched Canadian report about the stifling of airline competition in China, and the lack of low cost carriers, touches on all the sore points for Asia’s major budget carrier franchises, AirAsia, Jetstar and Tiger. It also covers the back-to-the-past arguments that are far from dead in Australia from those who want to see […]

Tiger tactics make things more tricky for fare chasers

Tiger tactics make things more tricky for fare chasers

Contrary to the commentary Andrew David offered when he took over as Tiger CEO, the low cost carrier shows signs of getting trickier in its latest two for one sale, on between now and Sunday for travel later this year and early next year. The details can be found on the Tiger web site, or […]

Tiger digs itself deeper into the kitty litter

Tiger digs itself deeper into the kitty litter

There are more insights than has been usual into Tiger’s dismal financial performance in its second quarter filing overnight for its financial year to 31 March next year. Overall, the Singapore based holding company for its Singapore and Australia based divisions has lost $SIN 70.5 million in its first six months of the current FY, […]

New Singapore low cost brand will use old 777s

New Singapore low cost brand will use old 777s

Another part of the jigsaw puzzle that is the unnamed Singapore Airlines low cost medium to long haul brand has been revealed with news that the initial fleet will use some of its ‘old’ Boeing 777-200s. This just leaves the name, route structure and product offerings to be announced in coming months before a date […]

Why Tiger faces Australian extinction

Why Tiger faces Australian extinction

The CASA grounding of Tiger Airways is not just about a suspension of its flights until next Saturday. The continuation of the suspension is a matter for the Federal Court.  But the continuation of Tiger as an Australian domestic carrier depends on its having the confidence and trust of CASA  and the public, and the […]

JAL/Jetstar ‘smoke’ may be a sign that a fire has been lit in terms of a joint venture

JAL/Jetstar ‘smoke’ may be a sign that a fire has been lit in terms of a joint venture

Japan Airline has been quick this morning to hose down a Japan media story that it is setting up a joint venture with Jetstar to launch a low fare domestic airline next year in which Qantas, which owns Jetstar, would hold a 30 per cent equity. However the Japan Airlines qualification, that it is an […]