Budget Flights Go Long-Haul in Asia


Good news for travellers!  Budget airlines are announcing plans to expand to longer-haul flights in the region, among them: Cebu Air Inc. of the Philippines; two from Singapore – Singapore Airlines with its budget unit, Scoot and Tiger Airways; and the JetStar unit of Australia’s Qantas Airways.  They’ve proven the budget business model works with flights up to 3 hours.  Now they plan to test that model by adding longer hauls.  The question is: can they make enough money to keep the business profitable?


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