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Delta CEO Dismisses Threat from Low-Cost Transatlantic Airlines

By Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said he is not concerned about discount airlines on transatlantic routes. Pictured is a Wow Air Airbus A321.

Skift Take: European and U.S. airlines years ago underestimated the threat posed by short-haul discount airlines. Since then legacy carriers have treated transatlantic low-cost-airlines as serious competitors. But there’s reason to believe the low-cost model may not be as appropriate for longer routes. Legacy carriers might be OK this time.

— Brian Sumers

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