Lufthansa German Airlines expects to put forward to its supervisory board in December a business plan to create a non-Lufthansa-branded, long-haul, low-cost carrier which would operate a fleet of leased Airbus A330-200s, each configured to seat approximately 300 passengers.

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Spirit Airlines is launching daily service on June 21 between Dallas/Fort Worth and Portland, Oregon. Portland will be Spirit Airlines’ 15th non-stop destination from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

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Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation has taken delivery of its first aircraft, a new Airbus A320 acquired on lease from GE Capital Aviation Services.

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Strategic Airlines, which began services in 2009, will retire its red, white and blue brand, former name and full-service business model from November 15 to relaunch as a wholly Australian-owned, low-cost carrier. Most of Air Australia’s services in the future will be long-haul.

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VivaAerobus will launch its new service to Chicago Midway Airport from Monterrey on October 14. The nonstop flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays.

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Singapore Airlines has announced its intention to establish a new no-frills, low-fare airline operating widebody aircraft on medium-haul and long-haul routes.

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New research in the UK shows the online reputations of so-called low-fare airlines have nose-dived in recent months, as disquiet grows among customers about misleading charges.

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