Limited funds are no longer a barrier to far-flung travel. Today, airlines are molding their offerings to meet the travel dreams of the millennial generation—a wise move, given that millennials are currently the cohort driving growth in the travel industry.
In the US, low-cost airline Southwest Airlines will run flights from North America to Hawaii in 2018. And in September, low-cost transatlantic flight pioneer Norwegian Airlines launched what it called “the world’s longest low-cost route,” with one-way flights on its 787 Dreamliner from London’s Gatwick airport to Singapore Changi costing just $203 (£149.90).
“The 787 Dreamliner has the range to allow us to expand our long-haul services to other parts of the world while keeping fares affordable for all,” stated Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos. “This is just the start of Norwegian’s UK expansion into new markets as we will continue connecting destinations where fares have been too high for too long.”