One of the fundamental building blocks for a successful low-cost carrier over the years has been high utilisation of the aircraft and avoiding crews night-stopping away from their home base. Typically, this has meant that airlines have tried to achieve at least three return flights per day (or six sectors), sometimes even four return flights […]


There are several ‘rules’ that have defined how Europe’s low-cost carriers operate. These include high aircraft utilisation and no night-stopping of crews. To satisfy both of these rules that has usually meant trying to operate three return flights (or six sectors) in a day, airport curfews permitting. As a result, you might imagine that the […]

January 14, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story