Low-cost flights battle for Atlantic

October 31, 2016 by  
Filed under Airlines, AMERICAS, News

NEW YORK, 31 October 2016: Low-cost air carriers are spreading their wings across the Atlantic, much to the chagrin of the major airlines now forced to serve new destinations and cut fares.

Transatlantic flights operated by Norwegian Air, Iceland’s Wow air, Canada’s WestJet and Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc have multiplied in recent years, as jet fuel prices fall.

Frequently offering fares less than half that of major airlines, low-cost carriers have quickly attracted travellers. Read more