Indonesian airline Citilink will launch flights from Melbourne's Avalon Airport to Denpasar from 24 January 2020. The flights will operate daily using Airbus A320neo aircraft. Citilink is a low-cost carrier owned by Garuda Indonesia. It began operating in 2001 as a regional carrier within Indonesia, and today operates a fleet of around 60 aircraft. The airline has already … [Read more...]
Low Cost Carriers
Low Cost Carriers is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. And for obvious reasons - we all love a bargain! But the problem with low cost carriers is that once you have paid for all the extras, you could end up paying more than a discounted ticket on a full service airline.
Some low cost carriers, such as Jetstar, offer cheap business class flights from selected domestic airports.
Jetstar has been forced to cancel over 100 flights this weekend due to strike action being taken by the airline's pilots. Jetstar will cancel 30 services on Friday 13 December, 44 services on Saturday 14 December, and 46 flights on Sunday 15 December 2019, with most of the cancelled flights on Jetstar's domestic network. But the airline says that around 80% of flights will … [Read more...]
Ryanair, Europe's largest airline, is the ultimate low-cost carrier. Its fares are dirt cheap, but if there's a way to charge extra for something, Ryanair will find a way to do it! The airline's CEO Michael O'Leary has even joked about charging passengers to use the on-board toilets. It's therefore no surprise that around a third of Ryanair's revenue comes from ancillary … [Read more...]
If you've recently booked a flight with Jetstar, you may have been offered a discount on your flight for joining Club Jetstar. There are now 372,000 Club Jetstar members, representing a 37% growth in members over the past year. As of 4 October 2019, membership costs $55 per year (up from $49/year), plus any credit card fees. But is it worth it? What are the benefits of Club … [Read more...]
EasyJet is one of the largest low-cost carriers in Europe. The airline sells flights for less than the cost of a taxi to the airport, and unlike Ryanair, it's not terrible. This EasyJet review covers the Airbus A320 Economy class experience from Amsterdam to Geneva. Flight Details Flight number U2 1354 Route Amsterdam (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) Aircraft … [Read more...]