We all know that traveling is awesome, but airline fares can sometimes be expensive and put a damper on our travel plans. Good thing there’s an ongoing revolution in the airline industry where carriers battle it out for passengers by offering cheap fares – sometimes even free!
With this article, we aim to provide source of information for cheap or budget airlines all over the world.
Air Do (Japan)
FireFly Malaysia Thailand
IndiGo Airlines India
Mango (South Africa)
Oasis Hong Kong
Pacific Airlines Vietnam
Sky Express (Russia)
Virgin Blue Australia
To book even lower rates, and get more value it is recommended you do the following:
– book tickets way in advance
– take a packed lunch with you – on-board food tend to be expensive
– know your baggage limit to prevent extra charges
– pack light – some airlines offer discounts when you only have hand carries
You might be wondering, why are airfares by these budget airlines so cheap? Well the answer is that they only focus on the essentials, letting go of free drinks, magazines, flight movies and other frills.
Operations-wise they only maintain a single type of aircraft for uniform maintenance costs and easy training of staff. They also utilize less busy airports for their lower landing fees. They also mainly sell tickets through the internet and by phone, without physically setting up booking offices. All these result to a lower overhead, which allows them to pass savings to their customers.
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