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Which is the world's 1st budget airline?
Air Deccan, India's first low-cost airline, will fly Delhi-Mumbai for as low as Rs 500. Take the Rediff Business Quiz and find out how much you know about the world's low-cost airlines.

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1. Which is the world's first low-cost airline?
a) Southwest Airlines (US)
b) Virgin Atlantic
c) Germanwings (Germany)

Wrong! Try again.
Wrong! The correct answer is Southwest Airlines (US).
Founded in Dallas Texas on June 18, 1971 by Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines offered tickets that worked out to be cheaper than a car or coach ride. It is currently the fourth largest US airline in terms of domestic customers carried annually. It has been profitable every year since 1973.
Germanwings is a no-frills airline owned by Lufthansa.
Correct!
Founded in Dallas Texas on June 18, 1971 by Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines offered tickets that worked out to be cheaper than a car or coach ride. It is currently the fourth largest US airline in terms of domestic customers carried annually. It has been profitable every year since 1973.
Germanwings is a no-frills airline owned by Lufthansa.

2. Which is Europe's largest budget airline?
a) Ryanair
b) easyJet
c) BMIbaby

Wrong! Try again.
Wrong! The correct answer is easyJet.
easyJet is operated by the British company easyJet Airline Company, partly owned by England-based Greek entrepreneur Stelios Hajiloannou. In 2002, it merged with Go Fly Limited, a subsidiary that British Airways launched many years ago. Till the merger Irish Ryanair was Europpe's largets low cost airliner operating 133 low-fare routes to 14 countries throughout Europe.
BMIbaby was launched by British Midland on domestic and European routes.
Correct!
easyJet is operated by the British company easyJet Airline Company, partly owned by England-based Greek entrepreneur Stelios Hajiloannou. In 2002, it merged with Go Fly Limited, a subsidiary that British Airways launched many years ago. Till the merger Irish Ryanair was Europpe's largets low cost airliner operating 133 low-fare routes to 14 countries throughout Europe.
BMIbaby was launched by British Midland on domestic and European routes.

3. Where is Air Andaman based?
a) India
b) Malaysia
c) Thailand

Wrong! Try again.
Wrong! The correct answer is Thailand.
One of Thailand's first low-budget carriers, Air Andaman's extensive network services 13 regional destinations from Bangkok and Chiang Mai. With a fleet of 5 modern turboprop aircraft, 3 Fokker 50s based in Bangkok and 2 British Aerospace Jetstream 31s based in Chiang Mai Auir Andaman operates more than 20 daily flights.
Competition from other low cost airlines -- like AirAsia, a joint venture between a Thai conglomerate and a Malaysian start-up -- for the lucrative Bangkok-Singapore route, and high cost of fuel have forced the company to scrap that service.
Deccan Airways is India's first low-cost airline and it is launching a Mumbai-Delhi (Rs 500 only) flight on August 26.
Correct!
One of Thailand's first low-budget carriers, Air Andaman's extensive network services 13 regional destinations from Bangkok and Chiang Mai. With a fleet of 5 modern turboprop aircraft, 3 Fokker 50s based in Bangkok and 2 British Aerospace Jetstream 31s based in Chiang Mai Auir Andaman operates more than 20 daily flights.
Competition from other low cost airlines -- like AirAsia, a joint venture between a Thai conglomerate and a Malaysian start-up -- for the lucrative Bangkok-Singapore route, and high cost of fuel have forced the company to scrap that service.
Deccan Airways is India's first low-cost airline and it is launching a Mumbai-Delhi (Rs 500 only) flight on August 26.

4. Tiger Airways belongs to which country?
a) Singapore
b) Indonesia
c) Iraq

Wrong! Try again.
Wrong! The correct answer is Singapore.
Based in Singapore, Tiger Airways will fly three-times-daily to Bangkok from September 2004. Tiger Airways, a venture between Singapore Air and the founder of Irish discount airline Ryanair, will be the second budget carrier to fly from Singapore's Changi Airport.
Valuair is Singapore's first budget airline. Indonesia's low-cost airline is Lion Air AirAsia.
Correct!
Based in Singapore, Tiger Airways will fly three-times-daily to Bangkok from September 2004. Tiger Airways, a venture between Singapore Air and the founder of Irish discount airline Ryanair, will be the second budget carrier to fly from Singapore's Changi Airport.
Valuair is Singapore's first budget airline. Indonesia's low-cost airline is Lion Air AirAsia.

5. Name Richard Branson's Australia-based airline?
a) Virgin Express
b) Virgin Atlantic
c) Virgin Blue

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Wrong! The correct answer is Virgin Blue.
British billionaire Richard Branson-founded Virgin Blue in Australia, is the only real competitor to Qantas after the collapse of Ansett. Branson's Virgin Express is based in Brussels and Virgin Atlantic in Britain. Richard Branson founded Virgin as a mail order record company in 1970 at the age of 20. In 1984, Virgin Atlantic Airways took to the skies, offering top service to passengers flying from London to New York. Today, Virgin Atlantic is the second largest British longhaul international airline.
Correct!
British billionaire Richard Branson-founded Virgin Blue in Australia, is the only real competitor to Qantas after the collapse of Ansett. Branson's Virgin Express is based in Brussels and Virgin Atlantic in Britain. Richard Branson founded Virgin as a mail order record company in 1970 at the age of 20. In 1984, Virgin Atlantic Airways took to the skies, offering top service to passengers flying from London to New York. Today, Virgin Atlantic is the second largest British longhaul international airline.

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