Airlines news

09.01.2012 um 01:43 Uhr

Budget Airlines Based in North America

A number of Budget Aircompanies have sprung up in North America as an alternative to mainstream, long-established airlines. As services decrease on the traditional, scheduled carriers, these low cost options seem even more attractive.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines is an American low-cost airline based in Dallas, Texas. Southwest is the largest airline in the United States, based upon domestic passengers carried. Southwest operates more than 3,400 flights a day, as of March 2011, utilizing a fleet of 552 aircraft.


This Canadian low cost airline flies across Canada, to the United States and now to points in the Caribbean. Westjet is also loosely allied with Southwest Airlines.

AirTran Airways

AirTran is a low cost airline that serves dozens of US markets.

JetBlue Airways

JetBlue continues to be well-ranked among US airlines for customer service, as well as having a broad range of routes across the United States and the Caribbean.

Virgin America

In its short tenure as an airline, Virgin America is known for its innovation with WiFi, and inflight options, and for good customer service.

Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines has been likened to Europe`s Ryanair as not just a low cost airline, but no frills one as well.

Air Transat

Air Transat is an airline based in Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, operating scheduled and charter flights, serving 60 destinations in 25 countries. The airline is owned and operated by Transat A.T. Inc. During the summer season its main destinations are Europe and in the winter season the Caribbean, Mexico, USA and Central America.

Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines has its main hub in Denver and serves several cities in the United States.