Four more pioneers of low-cost, long-haul air travel
Iceland’s Wow routes transatlantic travelers through its Reykjavík hub, allowing it to use smaller, less expensive planes. It markets the stopover as a fun add-on for adventurous travelers.
International Airlines Group, owner of Spain’s Iberia airlines, is behind Level, a new Barcelonabased carrier that takes advantage of Spain’s reputation for low airport taxes.
Malaysia’s Airasia X is the first low-cost Asian airline to fly into the U.S. with a new route connecting Kuala Lumpur; Osaka, Japan; and Honolulu. The carrier hopes to roll out more Asia–u.s. flights.
Flying between Newark and Paris, La Compagnie offers a single-class cabin with 74 near-lie-flat seats and complimentary French wine—at a fraction of the typical business-class airfare.