A low-cost airline is an airline that usually offers low fares in exchange for a reduction in many traditionally offered passenger services, which does not harm the safety of travelers at all. General characteristics of budget airlines:
Fly to cheaper, less congested secondary airports and fly early in the morning or late in the evening to take advantage of lower boarding fees; short flights and fast turnaround times, allowing maximum use of the aircraft; direct ticket sales, especially over the Internet, avoiding fees and commissions paid to travel agents and booking systems; eliminated catering and other free services, replaced by additional paid food and beverages during the flight.
Since the early 1990s, a number of these airlines have sprung up across North America as an alternative to the large, long-established ones. The most successful airlines operating in the US and Canada are:
Significant bases at Orlando Sanford International Airport and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport operate nationwide flights departing from Las Vegas.
The low-cost airline, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, operates scheduled passenger flights throughout the U.S. mainland and Hawaii, as well as commercial charter flights around the world.
AirTran, based in Orlando, Florida, operates more than 700 daily flights to the eastern United States and Midwest, including more than 200 daily departures from Atlanta.
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It is the second largest low-cost airline in the United States, providing services to approximately 100 destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The major nodes are Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada
Based at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado, the airline operates flights throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. The main destinations in the United States are west of the Mississippi River.
It is one of the major US budget airlines, serving destinations in the US (New York-JFK, Long Beach, Auckland, Boston, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Washington Dulles), as well as flights to the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda and Mexico.
The largest U.S. low-cost airline that has particularly large operations at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Chicago Midway Airport, Hobby Airport in Houston, Las Vegas McCarran Airport, Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Nashville Diego.
Service flights across the country as well as destinations to the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Mexico.
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The main hub is the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and operates flights to the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.
The Canadian low-cost carrier, based in Calgary, Alberta, flies through most of Canada’s major cities and 11 U.S. cities. WestJet has been recognized as the second largest budget airline in North America.