A tale of two airlines: Can low-cost carriers be sustainable and good places to work? (TheConversation.edu.au)

March 6, 2012

The recent collapses of Air AustraliaMalev and Spanair raise questions about airline strategies and business models.

With rising fuel prices and continuing economic turmoil in Europe and elsewhere, what is the sustainability of low-cost air travel and new-entrant budget airlines?

Although these three airlines have in common their recent collapse, they have different histories. Air Australia and Spanair were “new-entrant” airlines, while Malev is a “legacy” airline with 66 years of almost continuous operation. It was the Hungarian national airline, part of the Oneworld airline alliance that also includes Qantas, American Airlines and British Airways.

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