Skift Airline Weekly Lounge

Airline Weekly Lounge Episode 21: Ultra Low-Cost Competition

January 6, 2016

Ultra-low-cost carriers like Frontier Airlines are facing in 2016 a whole different animal—a beast that we call “fare compression.” In fact, America in 2016 might see a first-time experiment in which the ultra-low-cost model goes up against the forces of low fuel, a good economy and healthy legacy competition. In this week’s episode we also discuss Ben Baldanza’s departure from Spirit Airlines.

We explore ponderous questions like “Would you rather be SAS or Finnair?” and “What’s the longest turboprop route in the world?” Plus, we hear from one of the authors of the new Delta book. It was an easy “get” seeing as how he’s a permanent resident in the Lounge.