What’s with the craze of all these airlines creating new ULCC’s? Next thing you know Frontier will create another airline where they charge you to open the window shades and use the bathroom. “Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to welcome you to New York, but before we can let you off, please make sure you pay the $12 de-planement fee.”
Their costs are not that low, they’re essentially a full-service carrier at this point. Their CASM is only 7 percent below Air Canada’s. This whole venture will probably flop because of the sky-high aviation taxes in Canada. If they manage to halve fares, they might bring the fare of a short-haul ticket down from $300 to ~$185-215, which is still pretty steep compared to their US peers.