rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Business » World's biggest low-cost airlines

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Last updated on: January 9, 2013 11:38 IST

World's biggest low-cost airlines

     Next

Next

Southwest Airlines remains the world's biggest low cost carrier (LCC), according to Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA).

The top five LCC rankings remain unchanged, but big moves have occurred further down the list.

IndiGo and US-based Spirit continue to rise up the board. Europe's Vueling has grown a remarkable 40 per cent measured in available seat kilometers/capacity with IndiGo and Lion Air each expanding 35 40 per cent.

Take a look at the world's biggest budget airlines... 

Southwest Airlines (Rank 1)

Country: United States
Capacity December 2012: 3.27 billion       
Capacity Dec 2011: 3.05 billion    
Percentage change: 7.3%

(Data: Representative sample week in December of each year.)

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Hurricane sandy affected animals flown to safe haven on Southwest Airlines charter flight.
Photographs: Courtesy, Southwest Airlines.

     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Ryanair (Rank 2)

Country: Ireland

Capacity December 2012: 1.47 billion      

Capacity December 2011: 1.59 billion                

Percentage change: -7.2%         

 Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: Arpingstone/Wikimedia Commons.
Tags: , Rank

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

JetBlue Airways (Rank 3)

Country: United States

Capacity December 2012: 1.21 billion

Capacity December 2011: 1.18 billion      

Percentage change: 2.1%

Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: Donald derosa/Wikimedia Commons.

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

easyJet (Rank 4)   

Country: United Kingdom

Capacity December 2012: 1.12 billion

Capacity December 2011: 1.05 billion

Percentage change: 6.4%

Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: Tomccoll/Wikimedia Commons.
Tags: , Rank , United

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Gol (Rank 5)

Country: Brazil

Capacity December 2012: 913 million 

Capacity December 2011: 1 billion     

Percentage change: -9.3%         

Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: Roosewelt Pinheiro/Wikimedia Commons.
Tags: , Brazil

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Lion Airlines (Rank 6)

Country: Indonesia

Capacity December 2012: 810 million

Capacity December 2011: 602 million

Percentage change: 34.6%        

Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: Lion Airlines.

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Jetstar Airways (Rank 7)

Country: Australia

Capacity December 2012: 732 million 

December 2011: 627 million      

Percentage change: 16.7%

Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: AirKoryoTU-204/Wikimedia Commons.

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Westjet (Rank 8)

Country: Canada

Capacity December 2012: 703 million

Capacity December 2011: 677 million

Percentage change: 3.9%

Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: Brian/Wikimedia Commons.
Tags:

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

AirTran Airways (Rank 9)

Country: United States

Capacity December 2012: 593 million

Capacity December 2011: 704 million

Percentage change: -15.7%   

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: AirTran Airways.
Photographs: MamaGeek/Wikimedia Commons.

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

AirAsia Berhad (Rank 10)

Country: Malaysia

Capacity December 2012: 592 million

Capacity December 2011: 514 million

Percentage change: 15.2%

Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: Simon_sees/ Wikimedia Commons.

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Indigo (Rank 11)

Country: India

Capacity December 2012: 489 million 

Capacity December 2011: 363 million

Percentage change: 34.6%  

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Indigo.
Photographs: Reuters.
Tags:

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Norwegian (Rank 12)

Country: Norway

Capacity December 2012: 460 million 

Capacity December 2011: 376 million 

Percentage change: 22.5%

Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: Wikimedia Commons.
Tags:

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Condor (Rank 13)

Country: Germany

Capacity December 2012: 400 million

Capacity December 2011: 408 million

Percentage change: -2.1%

Click NEXT to read more...


Image: Condor.
Photographs: Courtesy, Condor.
Tags:

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Virgin America (Rank 14)

Country: United States    

Capacity December 2012: 387 million 

Capacity December 2011: 350 million 

Percentage change: 10.7%        

Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: Eric in SF/Wikimedia Commons.

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Spirit Airlines (Rank 15) 

Country: United States

Capacity December 2012: 373 million 

Capacity December 2011: 297 million

Percentage change: 25.3%        

Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: Jelson25/Wikimedia Commons.

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Volaris (Rank 16)

Country: Mexico   

Capacity December 2012: 348 million 

Capacity December 2011: 305 million 

Percentage change: 14.3%        

Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: Eduardo Garc a/Wikimedia Commons.
Tags: , Volaris , Mexico

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Frontier Airlines (Rank 17)       

Country: United States

Capacity December 2012: 330 million 

Capacity December 2011: 363 million 

Percentage change: -9.2%

Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: P. Alejandro Diaz/Wikimedia Commons.

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

Wizz Air (Rank 18)

Country: Hungary

Capacity December 2012: 330 million

Capacity December 2011: 314 million

Percentage change: 4.8%

Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: Arpingstone/Wikimedia Commons

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

SpiceJet (Rank 19)

Country: India

Capacity December 2012: 313 million 

Capacity December 2011: 270 million 

Percentage change: 16.0%        

Click NEXT to read more...


Photographs: Reuters.
Tags:

Prev     Next

World's biggest low-cost airlines

Prev     More
Prev

More

AirAsia X (Rank 20)

Country: Malaysia

Capacity December 2012: 306 million 

Capacity December 2011: 367 million

Percentage change: -16.7%


Photographs: Albion/Wikimedia Commons.
Tags: AirAsia

Prev     More