It’s typically mentioned that most of the obstacles to low-cost airways doing longhaul journeys come up due to causes pertaining to having to accumulate plane (and crew) that may fly immediately. Additionally, ‘Third Nation Buying and selling Boundaries’ are talked about, however I doubt that it’s a main subject, as there are price range flights to a number of nations exterior (however neighboring) Europe. What if as an alternative of flying immediately, the long-haul journeys have an EU/EEA refuelling stopover (due to this fact additionally having passenger pick-up/drop-off priveleges)? That approach they’ll deal with the longhaul journey nearly as if it was the straightforward sum of two shorthaul journeys, and might use their current shorthaul plane. Relying on precisely how the crew are assigned to each the sectors, it could require resort stays. However in any other case, certainly most of the unique objections would now not come up, and nor would they be struggling to compete with full-service airways (who fly with out stopover). I assume that with the intention to make such flights enticing and palatable to the passenger, it must be appropriately priced, or provide another incentive. Instance itineraries might embody (as an alternative of UK I’ve used Rep. Eire due to the problems launched by Brexit):
Rep. Eire -> Canary Islands -> Northeast Brazil
Rep. Eire -> Cyprus -> North and Central India
Rep. Eire -> Iceland -> Canada
Rep. Eire -> Azores -> Northeast USA (that is most likely not an awesome instance as a result of Azores is a little bit of a detour, however is throughout the vary of shorthaul plane)
So the place is the catch???