Avatar Airlines files with DOT & FAA to provide ultra-low-fare flights in US

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood November 21, 2019 13:00

Avatar Airlines files with DOT & FAA to provide ultra-low-fare flights in US

Avatar Airlines has filed with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to begin ultra-low-fare services to and from major cities within the United States.

Additionally, the company has filed an FAA Pre-Application Statement of Intent for a Part 121 operating certificate.

Avatar has a vision for economy fares as low as $19 with no fare over $99 when purchased 30 days or more in advance. 

Barry Michaels, founder & CEO, said: “There has never been a true low-fare airline, only those offering lower fares for a preset number of seats, often changed by the hour. Avatar’s approach is different. Its fares are expected to be at least 50% less than other carriers and include free bags, free seat selection and free Wi-Fi. Everything about Avatar represents a radical departure from how traditional airlines operate today.”

Avatar will begin service with four Boeing 747-400s purchased with cash and add 10 additional aircraft by the end of its first full year of operation.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood November 21, 2019 13:00