Of course time will tell.It would take many years of ineptitude for Arajet to to reach the level of Spirit.
Hello guys, I just comeback last monday from Sao Pualo with Arajet, this trip was the 3rd with them and the experience as always has been very good. For Brazilean flights they offer hot meal for 15.00 dollars, I had Raviolis with a Beberage and was very goood. The flight had people connecting to and from Cancun - CUN and Cuidad de Mexico NLU. Next months will start also conections from other destinations.Of course time will tell.
But, if they stay with the same business model as Spirit (Ultra Low Cost Carrier with no affiliations) they will eventually end up where Spirit is today.
The number 1 problem/complaint regarding Spirit is flight cancellations/delays......and with no ability to re-book on a competing airline (lack of alliances) that is ultimately, at least at this point, where Arajet is headed.
The two airlines are quite similar promotionally. Arajet with its loss leader fares is a clone of the $9 Spirit fare gimmick.
Note also, those cheap fares come at the passengers convenience..............one example, Arajet uses roll up boarding where they can...............not jetways.......that cost more money. This leaves passengers exposed to the elements as they board and/or deplane.
But again, their biggest obstacle will be their lack of alliances..............with lots of other issues coming to the fore as the newness wears off.
They are providing fare competition and that is a good thing for those that choose other carriers. The question is...............will they meet the same fate as all those other Dominican flag carriers that went before them?