I am an avid fan of no-frills airlines-I think they are the best thing since sliced bread!-especially since I live fairly close to Stansted!
Whether they will survive is a question I can't answer-I expect it depends what the break-even load factors are for those airlines, and by how much companies such as Ryanair, are able to surpass
those break-even load factors (maximising the difference between acheived and break-even load factors).
Their continued success might also depend on their ability to sustain extremely low overheads-by contracting out all but essential activities to third parties-although there have been some questions raised as to the safety implications (if any) of contracting out the maintenance checks/catering etc. etc.
I suppose one advantage of their lower fares is that almost all of us will be able to afford to fly with no-frills airlines, even during hard times-fuel prices & taxes must be a pain for them though.
Has Buzz actually made a profit yet?
Yes, I do think that in some cases, Ryanair claim they fly into "Stockholm" or "Frankfurt", when in actual fact they fly into other cities.
Perhaps they should advertise the fact that they fly to "Hahn"-(Only 50k's from Frankfurt!
). But then their ads might not catch the eye of the newspaper reader.