Are the US’s new, fast-growing “ultra” low-cost carriers (LCCs)—in particular Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air—stealing customers from the godfather of LCCs, Southwest Airlines? ATW asked Spirit, Allegiant and Southwest in November at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Baltimore about competition between the new LCCs and Southwest. “Our biggest competitor is Amazon.com or Best Buy,” Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza said. Allegiant ...

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