Liberalisation unleashes three LCCs into SIN-KUL market

Liberalisation unleashes three LCCs into SIN-KUL marketThrough government agreements three LCCs will start competing on this route from 1 February. Which of AirAsia, Jetstar Asia and Tiger Airways is the cheapest, and does it matter from which end of the route you book? We look at the first two weeks of flights and see what impact the timing of Chinese New Year is having on fares.

Aer Lingus provides serious opposition to easyJet and Ryanair on London-Belfast route

farewatch.pngBy entering the Belfast – London market this week Aer Lingus has voluntarily taken on competing against Ryanair, easyJet, flybe, bmi and CityJet. We look to see who’s undercutting who as we compare day return fares for the next two weeks. How competitive are Aer Lingus against Ryanair and easyJet? You may be surprised!

VLM fares fall by 50% if bookings can be planned a fortnight in advance

VLM fares fall by 50% if bookings can be planned a fortnight in advanceAs the ultimate pure business airport you would think that air fares from London City would be ultra expensive. But day return fares for next day travel are under £400 and if you can plan two weeks ahead this falls to around £150. Which route is the best value for money in terms of cost per kilometre? We reveal all!

Thomsonfly cheaper than Ryanair for UK ski enthusiasts

Thomsonfly cheaper than Ryanair for UK ski enthusiastsThe British may not win many medals in skiing competitions but they do love to hit the slopes at this time of year. We look at six UK airlines and what they’re charging for flights on Saturday 29 December. Ryanair is not the cheapest, so who is? And how many flights does easyJet operate from London airports to Geneva?

Tiger takes bite at Jetstar and Virgin Blue

Tiger takes bite at Jetstar and Virgin BlueOne of Australia’s top 10 domestic routes is a low-cost battleground between Virgin Blue, Jetstar and newcomer Tiger Airways. We look at fares for a two week period to see who the price leader is. And who is trying to maximise revenue with slightly higher fares but most frequency?

Saint Ambrose boosts Paris weekend break demand from Milan

Farewatch: Paris to MilanTwo great cities each served by three airports. Seven airlines competing for traffic including four LCCs. We look at the next two weeks to see how fares on easyJet, Ryanair, Volareweb and Vueling compare. And guess what? Turns out Saint Ambrose has an impact on traffic during this period. Why? We explain.

Pricey Prague and Paris but value in Valencia

Farewatch: easyJet at BristolWith 30 routes on offer this winter easyJet’s base at Bristol offers something for everyone. We look at prices for imminent travel across the network to find out where the bargains are and which routes can support high fares in November. We also look at fares in January and find some great value destinations if you book now.

Sterling beats SkyEurope in battle for Czech mates

Sterling beats SkyEurope in battle for Czech matesNot an obvious route for there to be five airlines competing for traffic, but national carriers SAS and Czech Airlines are joined by Sterling, SkyEurope and Cimber Air. Who is leading the price war and who is trying to attract a premium? What role does frequency play on the route?

India’s airlines split into two categories on domestic pricing

India’s airlines split into two categories on domestic pricingNow this is what you call competition! We look at fares on this key Indian domestic route where Kingfisher is slugging it out with seven other carriers. Just how cheap are fares on this 75 minute sector? And which airlines are consistently the cheapest and most expensive? What are last minute fares like? How early in the morning could you catch a flight?

New Aer Lingus service tries hard to compete with Ryanair

Farewatch: Aer Lingus takes on Ryanair on Dublin - LondonAre they mad? Aer Lingus is taking on Ryanair on the Dublin to Gatwick route. Ryanair is still consistently the cheapest but it’s close. Which airlines are charging the most and who is winning the battle on the key Heathrow route between Aer Lingus and bmi? And how has traffic developed in the last 10 years?

Rugby World Cup fever triggers record £1,000 ($2000) LCC fare

Farewatch: The £1,000 ($2,000) LCC fareEngland may have lost the Rugby World Cup final but their unexpected presence in the final gave revenue managers of UK LCCs some interesting challenges last week. Which airline with normally tiny fares put a £1,000 return fare into the market? How expensive did easyJet and Flybe get from their various UK airports?

Rugby World Cup kicks Paris fares off the graph!

Farewatch:Leeds/BradfordApart from Jet2.com, Flybe and Ryanair also offer low-fare flights from Yorkshire’s biggest airport. But which routes offer the best value in October and just how much would you have to pay to see England take on France in the Rugby World Cup semi-final this weekend? If you want to visit Belfast is it cheaper to go with Jet2.com or Flybe? We find out!