What we found most appealing was the demeanour of these young boys and girls: earnest, excited, breathless and so charmingly sincere. I wonder when and why this innocence goes away.
Back in 2003, Capt G R Gopinath surprised India by launching Air Deccan as a low-cost no-frills airline. The experiment worked, although Air Deccan itself merged with Kingfisher Airlines. This report describes a 2003 lecture by Capt Gopinath explaining the wisdom and value of low cost carriers.