22 January 2008
Low-cost airlines: a Transport Blog podcast
Patrick Crozier

Last week Michael Jennings and I sat down in a Central London café to record a podcast on low cost airlines.  Here’s my favourite bit.

We talked about how the low cost airlines operate, the lengths they go to to cuts costs, and the lengths they don’t go to, the situation before deregulation (bizarre as well as amazing) and how the low-cost way is now starting to spread to Asia.

Listeners will notice there’s quite a lot of hubub in the background.  I can only hope it’s not too distracting.

Oh, and there’s an odd bit of distortion as the microphone saturates.



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  1. One thing I said in this talk that is incorrect is that AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes is American. He isn’t - he is Malaysian but has a British education and worked for British and American companies before running AirAsia. Specifically, he went to Epsom College and then the LSE, worked for Richard Branson for a while (briefly for the airline but mostly for the record company) and then was an executive for Time Warner before gaining control of Air Asia.

    Posted by Michael Jennings on  28 January 2008 at 08:20 pm

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