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The ULCC Shakeup

Madhu Unnikrishnan
February 11th, 2022 at 1:25 PM EST

Photo credit: Spirit Air advertises its cheap fares on its planes.  Spirit Airlines

Big news in the U.S. ultra-low-cost-carrier market this week, as Spirit and Frontier announced their plans to merge. Meanwhile, Allegiant’s long-serving CEO Maury Gallagher, who helmed one of the most profitable airlines in the world, announced his retirement. Madhu Unnikrishnan and Edward “Ned” Russell. discuss the hurdles ahead for the merger, why Gallagher’s retirement is significant, as well as why India’s IndiGo is not concerned about a revitalized Air India.

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