Who is Suren?
Suren Ratwatte, FRAeS, is an accomplished pilot, airline executive and aviation researcher.
He became one of the world’s first Airbus A380 Captains, was previously SriLankan Airlines’ CEO and has also been featured in several books and academic publications.
Indigo Airlines – India’s success story Indigo Airlines (ICAO:IGO IATA:6E) has emerged as the clear front-runner in a crowded airline space in India. With over 200 A320 family aircraft and 23 ATR-72s, IGO is the largest Indian carrier by any standard: aircraft employed, passengers carried, market share, revenue generated and profits declared. What terrifies the […]
Southwest Airlines – the proto-LCC Southwest Airlines is a Low Cost Carrier (LCC) based in Texas, USA. The legendary Herb Kelleher founded Southwest (ICAO: SWA) in 1969 to exploit a niche in the market. At the time aviation in the USA was an oligopoly of a few major airlines controlled by the US Federal government’s […]
What is a LCC? Low Cost Carrier, or LCC, is a term used to describe a ‘budget airline’ or ‘low-fare carrier’ which not only emphasizes low ticket prices but focuses on minimizing its operating costs too. The business model was invented almost accidentally by Southwest Airlines (ICAO code: SWA), when it was started by the […]