How far can low-cost carriers fly long-haul on their no-frills model?

The founders of Southwest Airlines, Rollin King and Herb Kelleher, explain that “[i]f  you get your guests to their destinations when they want to get there, on time, at the lowest possible fares, and make darn sure they have a good time in doing so, people will fly your airline.”1

Asia to Europe, Europe to the U.S., Southeast Asia to Hawaii, these new long-haul routes operated by low-cost carriers have created interesting new business for the airlines at the head of the game.

The infographic below reveals the number of weekly departures currently operated by low-cost airlines.


Written by Marisa Garcia and illustrated by Nicolás Venturelli for Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) magazine.

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1 Garcia, Marisa. “Going the Distance.” Airline Passenger Experience, June-July 2017, Vol 7, Iss.3, pp. 77–80.