Low-cost and regular airlines

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  • Ryanair, Aer Lingus
  • British Airlines, Lufthansa
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Where do low-cost airlines fly to?

The offers of low cost airlines tempt with attractive prices and interesting rebates. They are aimed at those who would like to avoid overpaying for their travel. Where do low cost airlines fly to?

  • With low-cost airlines in mind, we usually think of domestic voyages. Nothing further from the truth! Low-cost airlines operate international flights in many directions. If you want to visit a part of Europe, you can easily use the offer of low-cost carriers. And although the greatest number of offers can be found in Europe, it is also possible to visit some places beyond our continent with low-cost carriers. This allows for a lot of freedom when planning your holiday.

  • Just remember to book the tickets a bit faster, thanks to that you can count on really attractive prices. If you prefer to plan your holiday in advance, a low-cost carrier is an offer directed especially to you. Interestingly, it is most often in the holiday season that you can count on many new flight destinations offered by low-cost carriers. Oftentimes it is in this period when new flights are opened on new routes. It is worth looking at the offers of specific carriers.

  • Using low-cost airlines, you can fly to specific, dedicated airports. Most often these airports are situated far away from the centre and in the case of larger cities, they are often not the main airport. Access to the centre from a distant airport is usually convenient and quite simple. You can easily travel by public transport, a taxi or a rented car. Airports serving low-cost carriers are situated away from the centre, usually by about 40 km. However, this distance is often shorter.

Airlines ranking

  Airline Ticket prices Comfort Punctuality Staff Overall rating No. of reviews
1. Ryanair Ryanair (FR) 4 3.6 4 4.3 3.9 22329
2. Aer Lingus Aer Lingus (EI) 3.8 4.1 4.1 4.4 4.1 274
3. British Airways British Airways (BA) 3.6 3.8 4 4.2 3.9 477
4. Lufthansa Lufthansa (LH) 3.6 4.1 4.1 4.5 4.1 1824
5. Flybe Flybe (BE) 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.3 3.7 1143
6. Emirates Emirates (EK) 4 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.4 194
7. Cityjet Cityjet (WX) 5 4 5 5 4.8 1
8. KLM KLM (KL) 3.6 4.1 4.1 4.5 4.1 559
9. Etihad Airways Etihad Airways (EY) 4 4 4.7 4.4 4.3 38
10. Norwegian Air Shuttle Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY) 3.9 4 4.2 4.4 4.1 418

Which airlines are the cheapest?

The price of a single ticket is the key information to all passengers. Everyone makes sure to pay as little as possible for the flight. What should you pay attention to? Is there a ‘cheapest’ air carrier?

  • The prices of holiday tickets are often diversified and depend on many factors. It is difficult to clearly identify a specific airline that would have the most attractive offers. A lot depends on the destination, the time at which you are booking a ticket and the popularisation of a specific flight at a given time. It is worth noting, however, that there are several reasons as to why low-cost airlines offer such good prices which significantly affect the journey. Still, many people are not bothered by these aspects at all.

  • Keep in mind that when choosing low-cost airlines, you must pay for checked luggage. Nevertheless, this is not an issue to many, as a lot can be fitted in hand luggage. You may usually pack about 10 kg, depending on the offer of a particular carrier, which is why very few people use registered luggage. The comfort of the flight is not affected, which is why so many people decide on purchasing cheaper tickets instead of additional comfort.

  • The faster you book a ticket, the more attractive the potential price can be. This is undoubtedly an advantage of low-cost airlines. Ticket prices are often much lower; hence many people decide not to overpay, especially when their trip is not long. This is a great option for those who like to plan their holidays several months in advance. However, there are also cheap 'day by day’ offers at times.

Airline sales

What distinguishes low cost airlines is the fact that despite the initial, lower price, you can still count on additional, attractive promotions and discounts. It is worth using them.

  • Everyone wants to pay as little as possible for their flight which is understandable, the more so that the prices of tickets to popular countries can be very diverse. There are several ways in which you can browse for discounts, one of the most popular is using deals specified by carriers. These are usually cyclical occasions, e.g. once a week the prices of all tickets are lower by a certain percent. Many people benefit from such offers which allows them to fly out on holidays at a much lower cost.

  • Often times you can also take advantage of dedicated opportunities to fly to a selected, specific country. It is a great option for those who do not have specified holiday preferences yet, and whose decisive factor are deals of this kind. You can browse such occasions on webpages of specific carriers or websites which ‘collect’ the deals of a few airlines. Thanks to this, you can save up quite a bit or extend your stay even by a few days.

  • Importantly, such discounts and deals allow many people to travel quite often - they travel nearly the entire world. If you take advantage of the promotion, you can count on a round-trip ticket price cheaper by even up to 80%. It often happens that when a new route is opened, a certain pool of tickets is much cheaper. It is also a very good idea to take advantage of such deals.

Low-cost airlines in Ireland

  • Ireland is a country where low-cost airlines are extremely popular. No wonder, thanks to this solution many Irish people can travel to various corners of the world, both in Europe and outside of it. The most popular airlines in Ireland include Ryanair and Aer Lingus. Everyone who has had the opportunity to travel on holidays to places located not far from our country has certainly used the services of one of these two carriers.

  • Wizz Air is a Hungarian airline, founded in 2004. It’s one of the bigger low-cost airlines in Europe, offering many flight connections all around the continent. Ryanair is an Irish carrier with a long tradition, dating back to the 1980s. The main airport is, of course, the Dublin Airport, but you can fly from all major airports in Ireland with this airline. Both airlines mainly serve routes around Europe, if you would like to take advantage of flights to tropical countries, you have to choose other low-cost airlines.

  • If you are dreaming of a holiday in Asia, Africa or America, you must opt for other carriers. These destinations are served by, among others, Aer Lingus, the second most popular airline in Ireland, and also British Airways. Aside from these two, other airlines include Norwegian Air and Lufthansa, the most popular German airline.

  • Which airlines are the safest?

    All planes, serviced both by Irish carriers and foreign ones, must meet certain accepted standards before they can fly to a given country. The aircraft fleet of both low-cost and expensive airlines is subjected to an audit every year, thanks to which it can be admitted to travel. What is more, airplanes are often subjected to checks and tests in between specific flights to ensure the greatest possible safety for travellers. There is no distinction between specific airlines when it comes to aircraft controls and technical inspections. Similar standards must be met across all places. The only differences that occur are those in comfort of travel. Some aircraft are smaller or have other seating classes, which affect flight comfort, but not safety. Interestingly, the plane is considered one of the safest modes of transportation.

  • Where to look for cheap airlines?

    The easiest way to search for cheap flights and low-cost carriers is, of course, the flight search engine. When entering a specific holiday date, the departure and arrival airport, you are shown the most attractive flights, which also include low-cost airlines. It’s a great tool allowing you to choose the most interesting flight and the airline you wish to fly with. You can also search for low-cost airlines through webpages that detect various ticket deals and discounts. Choosing a specific discount, you also see the carrier offering that discount, which makes the decision easier. It is worth travelling with low-cost airlines, especially on shorter routes of up to 5 hours, because it will allow you to save up a lot of money which you can spend on extending your holidays.