The Age has a poll on it’s website asking: “Do we need another budget airline?”. I laugh at the word “another”. We don’t have one in the first place in Australia. Jetstar and Virgin Blue are NOT low-cost/budget airlines, they simply have a “budget” moniker which means they save on serving food, but they still charge huge money for flights.
Budget is not $200 inc taxes for Melbourne-Sydney return. Budget is $80 inc taxes Melbourne-Sydney return, or even less, which is what I paid for a London-Amsterdam and London-Copenhagen return a year or two ago.
I would welcome a genuine low-cost carrier with open arms and a big hug.