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Wow, what do you mean you’ve gone bust?

Wow Air, Primera Air, Flybe, XL….. What do the above have in common? Well, they’re budget airline carriers who operate in a no-frills capacity. It’s estimated that around 30% of airlines who start to operate go bust within the first two to three years of trading. But why? Simply because of high operating costs, broken down primarily with large fuel costs and high end operating leases, wage bills leaving many of these airlines scraping the barrel of their overdraft. This article from the Independent showcases that if we, as consumers, aren’t careful, we too could get stuck in the middle
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