Icarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 820 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1900 times:
What do youmean by "Why is it that no LCC has expanded to international markets?"
Here in Europe, the LCC have expanded in international markets :
RYANAIR has bases in England, Gerùany, Italy, Belgium & Sweden.
EASYJET has a base in Switzerland.
Most of the european LCC (if not all of them) have flights to several countries.
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1881 times:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Virgin Atlantic an LCC? They fly intercontinental routes.
In the US, both Frontier and AirTran have international markets (though these routes are few and far between). America West flies to Canada, Mexico and now Costa Rica (HP is an LCC! They started as one, and have returned to those roots).
In Europe and other parts of the world, many of the LCCs have no choice but to fly international destinations, or they wouldn't be able to grow beyond just a few aircraft.
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ManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1731 times:
Virgin Atlantic are not a low cost carrier - they have all the frills and then some of other carriers, operate from LHR, have an excellent upper class product - how is all that low cost? And if you mean low fare they are not that either. Recently looking at prices from London-New York and Washington they were one of the most expensive.