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News of February 2013


Aeroflot to revive Russia’s budget airline sector

25 February 2013

A year after the failure of two low-cost airlines, Russia is preparing for the creation of a new budget carrier. This time around, the industry’s flagship, Aeroflot, will nurture the new discount airline.

According at Aeroflot, ticket prices for certain routes could be reduced by as much as 30 percent if the government takes a number of measures, such as allowing the sale of non-refundable tickets, introducing baggage fees, and hiring foreign pilots.


British Airways to offer ‘hand luggage only’ fares

25 February 2013

The airline will initially offer the fares on flights from Gatwick to Amsterdam, Dubrovnik, Jersey, Tunis and Turin – will give its passengers “more choice”, but they are likely to be viewed as an attempt to compete with low-cost airlines.

The announcement by BA – which axed free meals on some flights in 2009 in a bid to cut costs – follows KLM’s decision to begin charging customers who check in luggage on short-haul flights. KLM’s policy will be effective from April 22.

source: Telegraph.co.uk