Low-Cost Outlook

Low-cost airlines are doing well, but as Mark Broadbent reports, there are challenges

Low-cost carriers globally have posted positive results in recent months, but there are challenges on costs.
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COMMERCIAL LOW-COST AIRLINES

The low-cost carrier (LCC) arena is probably the most active segment of the airline business. Developments in the last few weeks prove the point, with established carriers announcing expansion, new market entrants starting operations and other players consolidating. Industry analyst John Strickland of JLS Consulting spoke about the current state of the LCC market to AIR International. He said: “Most airlines have been reporting good financial results so far this year, so the market is proving to be quite buoyant.”

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