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1. Posted by tuffy (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

are there any other low cost airlines in asia apart from air asia?

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Yes, there are a few. Check out the List of Airlines for all airlines based in each and every country.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1652 posts) 7y

Quoting tuffy

are there any other low cost airlines in asia apart from air asia?

Keep in mind that some low cost airlines may use airports that are less accessible than some of the major airports. For instance in the Philippines budget airlines land at Clark Airfield but to get to Manila for other connections that bus or taxi ride is a 2 to 4 hour ride away. If you have to shell out $20 or $30 for a taxi ride was that flight worth it?? Same for landing at Utapao Airport in Thailand, it is not close to Bangkok and you are sometimes at the mercy of expensive taxis.

Also, some discount, cheapie airlines have lower weight allowances for carry on bags and the check-in bag. If you have a normal amount of junk coming over on a regular airline and switch to a cheap airline if that weight exceeds their maximum you pay for that extra weight. Some airlines stick it to you!

So, investigate where this cheap airline lands at and decide if that is a convenient place to be for other connections! Also regular airlines are a little more lenient if you are a few pounds overweight, so when you connect with cheap airline you may pay extra. So check on the airlines weight allowances as well where it actually lands and takes off from.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_low-cost_airlines#Asia

Do you have a particular country in mind?

Good luck.

4. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 7y

Without knowing where you want to fly it makes it a bit harder, but I would check out Jetstar and Tiger Airways for some good deals.

5. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 7y

Quoting karazyal

Quoting tuffy

are there any other low cost airlines in asia apart from air asia?

For instance in the Philippines budget airlines land at Clark Airfield but to get to Manila for other connections that bus or taxi ride is a 2 to 4 hour ride away.

Not strictly true. CebuPacific, the Philippines biggest budget airline flies most of its flights out of the main Manila airport, in fact it was the first airline to fly all its manila flights out of the new terminal which just recently opened. It does also fly to Clarke, but only a few flights go here.

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1652 posts) 7y

Quoting bwiiian

Quoting karazyal

Quoting tuffy

are there any other low cost airlines in asia apart from air asia?

For instance in the Philippines budget airlines land at Clark Airfield but to get to Manila for other connections that bus or taxi ride is a 2 to 4 hour ride away.

Not strictly true. CebuPacific, the Philippines biggest budget airline flies most of its flights out of the main Manila airport, in fact it was the first airline to fly all its manila flights out of the new terminal which just recently opened. It does also fly to Clarke, but only a few flights go here.

I think the line also began with this sentence: "Keep in mind that some low cost airlines may use airports that are less accessible than some of the major airports." Perhaps I could have added the word some in another sentence. The point is to know where you are landing and that airport may not be handy to other connections.

Cebu is not the only "budget type" airline to fly in and out of the Philippines. I consider Cebu almost a regular airline compared to the "other" budget airlines that do land at Clark. Out of Manila, I prefer Philippine Airlines to Cebu Pacific for flights to Bangkok even if it does cost a few pesos more. Given a choice, my preference is to take off and land during the day hours if instead of in the middle of night, not to mention worrying about any check-in bag weight limits.

7. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member 266 posts) 7y

Cebu Pacific is not the only 'low cost carrier' in the Philippines, they have more or less the same rates as PAL, the national carrier...

8. Posted by tuffy (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

haha that's great, but I'm not going to the Philippines. Anyways thanx pll for the help, but in the end it seams that air asia is the best option:)

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 7y

Quoting tuffy

haha that's great, but I'm not going to the Philippines. Anyways thanx pll for the help, but in the end it seams that air asia is the best option:)

Sorry, but LOL