Low cost airlines might seem like a fairly recent development, the concept was actually developed in the US as far back in 1971, by Southwest Airlines. The idea behind Southwest was simple: it would offer a no-frills service in order to give customers the lowest possible prices on flights. This approach has seen low cost airlines in their many guises flourish throughout the world.
It wasnt until the early 90s, however, that the model of the low cost airline truly caught on in Europe and the UK. Airlines had traditionally focused on offering passengers luxury and plenty of little extras, but soon found out that many flyers would prefer to forgot the added extras and instead save... View More »