Italian aviation market share tips in favour of LCCs – How will Air Italy respond?

The Italian aviation industry is one of perpetual uncertainty, but as a whole continues to prove its robustness with 174 million passengers travelling in 2017, an…..

LCC development in South Korea – news kids on the block join the accidental success story

South Korea was Northeast Asia’s first major LCC market and today remains the largest and most vibrant. But, its success was more by accident than…..

Japan Airlines takes its international low-cost expansion into long-haul markets, but are we on the verge of domestic LCC consolidation?

This week Japan Airlines (JAL) has confirmed its expansion into the low cost long haul market with the confirmation that it will establish a new…..

WOW air will deliver on its Eastern promise with the launch of non-stop flights from Iceland to Delhi

The main focus of WOW air’s developing low cost long haul network has been to connect markets across Europe with North America via Keflavik International…..

Matchmaking for further growth – what are LCCs looking for in establishing new bases?

While Low Cost Carrier (LCC) business models continue to adapt, one thing remains constant … the need to keep costs at their minimum. This is…..

Competing or complementing? Is there room for both LCCs and regional carriers in the same marketplace

There is an interesting dynamic between regional carriers and low cost carriers. As the LCC revolution has taken hold across the globe, you could consider…..

The cost equation: cutting costs and strategies at the legacy airlines to compete with low cost carriers

Underlying cost is necessarily a key part of an airline’s revenue outcome. Maintaining cost discipline is a complex art. It is made more difficult by…..

Low Cost Carriers could deliver a summer of love in Europe by driving short- and long-haul growth

Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) will be the main drivers of capacity growth in Europe this summer, according to a study from CAPA – Centre for…..

The ULCCs are coming! A future force in the Americas 

Unlike Asia and Europe, US, Canada and Latin American Low Cost Carrier (LCC) activity has been relatively muted in recent years. Although it was the…..

Shifting sands of time – a new LCC wind blows across the Middle East

Any discussion about aviation across the Middle East tends to focus on the major airline players in the region, but behind these network giants an…..