Low cost air carriers flying high in Asia

As full-service airlines downsize, smaller companies thrive with budget offerings across Asia-Pacific region.

    The global economic crisis has had at least one winner: discount airlines.

    Many passengers around the world now appear willing to sacrifice luxury for cheaper flights.

    The Asia-Pacific region, in particular, is where low-cost carriers are proving most popular and the number of people flying is increasing at 6.5 per cent a year. The amount they are willing to pay, however, is falling.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney, Australia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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