A low cost airline refers to an airline that offers low fares to its customers. There are five low cost airlines that operate in and out of Australia and more and more airlines are expected to also adopt this new trend. This phenomenon emerged internationally in the early 1980’s with Compass Airlines being the first low cost airline in Australia. This airline began operating in 1990 but collapsed a year later. The following are some of the low cost airlines that operate in and outside Australia.
This is a low cost Australian airline that offers regional and international flights on a daily basis. It is a subsidiary of the Qantas Airlines. Its headquarters is in Melbourne. This airline offers low cost airfare, the best in-flight entertainment for all travelers and above all it is convenient. With their competitive airfares, Jetstar has the best deals on domestic flights within Australia and also to New Zealand. For instance for vacation lovers you will only pay $400 from Sydney to Fiji. The airline operates in almost all Australian airports including Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane. It has won several awards for the best services in Australia for example Skytrax named it the best low cost airline in Australia and the entire pacific region.
This airline is sometimes referred to as Virgin Blue. It first began operating on August 31st 2000. Initially this airline operated between Sydney and Brisbane but today it flies to all capital cities in Australia and to all tourist destinations. It operates Boeing 737s that carries between 144-180 passengers. Virgin Australia boasts of a luxurious Airbus 330 for specifically domestic business class passengers.
This is the first airline in Australia to offer raw domestic fairs that can also be purchased online by using a debit card specifically offered by Master card. They have the lowest fares that also include all the miscellaneous charges and all the necessary taxes. Being a member of the stripes loyalty program this airline allows its member customers to book online on top of having other privileges. In Australia this Airways flies to several destinations including Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland. Internationally it flies to Bangladesh, Philippines, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Scoot Airlines Australia
This is a budget airline owned by Singapore Airlines. It flies from Singapore to Australia and China. This airline claims to be 40% cheaper than other airlines in Australia. It boasts of Business and Economy class carriers. They have iPads for in-flight entertainment for business class but it is for hire in Economy class carriers.