Pilotcoex From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3869 times:
The low cost-sector in the United States seems to be filling to capacity. And with the addition of Independence Air, Virgin America, and a ''soon to be launch airline'' in Charlotte, competition among the low cost airlines will be as fierce as that of the majors. Should Virgin America fly to Mexico and Canada, and possibly become the EasyJet of America?
LN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1916 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3837 times:
At some point, I'm sure they will. However there are government permissions and a lot of paperwork involved to fly internationally, so for a new carrier, establishing a domestic network should take priority.
AirlineFanatic From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3826 times:
Virgin America should fly wherever they can make money. I am all for LCC service and to some extent (the aviation enthusiast side of me) would love to see VAmerica flourish, but the "pickings are getting slim" and they are well off by a year before just starting, so they should focus on carving out any profitable routes that they can.
I mean if they start transcons (which I am sure they will), we will shortly be seening the start of possible $49/59/69/79 fares in these markets which aren't sustainable.