Has a bad financial situation, or simply being greedy, impacted negatively the safety of an airline or even caused lethal accidents?
Notice that this is not necessarily a question about low-budget airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet, JetBlue, or Spirit. Low ticket price does not imply the company is in a tight financial situation. No frills does not imply cutting costs at the wrong end.
Although regulations are the same for all, there are certain scenarios where this seems to matter. No airline will be allowed to skimp on safety issues, but wouldn't having less resources imply:
- Hiring cheaper pilots, which fulfill minimal requirements, and not much else.
- Flying routes that are open, but less safe, like Ukraine until recently.
- Putting more pressure on pilots to fly against their judgment.