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AirMalta Going Low Cost  
User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

http://www.airmalta.com/page.jsp?id=2808&siteid=1

Will this mean a new airline? Even I don't know yet.

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User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3468 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1767 times:


It's not necessary to establish a new airline to operate low-cost flights.By the way,Air Malta flights to Tunis,Tripoli and other short-distance flights shall go low-cost.For a-40 minutes-flight passengers does not need more than a seat.


User currently offlineLastBaron From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

Only U.S. airlines feel the need to start new airlines to go low-cost... witness TED and SONG. Others know that just lowering the costs and maybe scrunching up the seats a bit has quite the same effect... AmericaWest (HP) is a good example of how that strategy can work.

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1650 times:

Tripoli will never go low cost for AirMalta or any other airline. TIP is a cash cow. People travel there no matter how much you charge, as long as it is not unreasonable. In fact there are only full fare economy and business class fares on that route.

All other European airlines have formed a whole new different airline for their low cost operation. For LCC you need an LCC structure. Operating with the normal crews and their conditions will never work for LCC flights.


User currently offlineMjzair From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1547 times:

Very interesting indeed...
How will KM be able to sacrafice one of its mailine aircraft for this during the peak summer travel? me thinks bigger things are coming..


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