Beaches near Clark Airport
Nat again from the travel agency in bangkok.The reason low cost carriers using far out airports are not always due to government regulations.
A low cost carrier must cut down
on expenses,the main airports usually have huge landing fees!
For example a B737 using a one hour turn around at frankfurt main airport may have to pay up to 5000usd on fees.
Ryanair uses hahn airport and used to get paid to land there to attract passengers to the region!
So not only 5000usd in savings but getting paid for landing there plus cheaper fuel etc etc.
Same for tiger using clark it's just way cheaper so that results in cheaper fares for passengers.
The only downside to these airlines is the cost to get to some of the airports. I had a flight from Rome to Paris one way for 30 euro. I had to pay another 24 euro in bus fare to get to and from the respective airports. it was still a lot cheaper than your normal airfare but it must be taken into account. I am sure it is a lot cheaper outside of Western Europe.
I must say that I love Ryanair as they are just as good if not better in the service department as any other airline. If you catch the right times you can get a free flight just paying taxes. Hearing that they get paid for landing in certain places makes the free or 1 euro fares make sense to me now.
The Prudent Traveler