United President Warns New Low-Cost Carriers Can’t Control Their Business Model


United Airlines President Scott Kirby (left) spoke with Skift Editor in Chief Tom Lowry at Skift Forum Asia in Singapore May 27. Kirby vows to take on low cost carriers in a more aggressive way. Skift

Skift Take: Network airlines have long sought to drive out low-cost carriers by matching fares in certain markets. But now, equipped with basic economy fares and other options, United Airlines’ Kirby vows to match the fares of new entrants in a much more rigorous way.

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