KLM launches no-frills airline Buzz
Thursday 23 September 1999
Buzz will be in direct competition with British Airways' no-frills airline Go and Ryanair, which also fly from Stansted, as well as easyJet and Debonair.
KLM shrugged off concerns that the low-cost airline market was becoming too crowded, saying that passenger numbers were projected to grow three- fold from 5.4 million last year to 15 million in 2003.
It also aims to differentiate Buzz from other no-frills operators by offering a "pay-as-you-go service" enabling passengers to buy extras such as special meals. There will be two fare bands.
It will initially fly to Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris and Vienna.
Outlook, page 21
- 1 California man brutally beat 82-year-old Sikh grandfather he mistook for 'one of those people'
- 3 School kitchen manager 'fired from Colorado school for giving hungry students free lunches'
- 5 Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop
California man brutally beat 82-year-old Sikh grandfather he mistook for 'one of those people'
Amber Peat: Body found in search for missing 13-year-old who left house after argument with her parents
School kitchen manager 'fired from Colorado school for giving hungry students free lunches'
Alton Towers closed after horror crash on The Smiler raises safety questions for theme park
Alton Towers crash: Four guests seriously injured as Smiler ride carriages collide
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
iJobs Money & Business
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The UK's fastest growing, multi...
£70000 - £90000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Financial Reporting Manager i...
£23000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They win lots of awards for the...
£13500 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This nationwide enforcement com...