Low Cost Carriers in Emerging Countries Book

Low Cost Carriers in Emerging Countries


  • Author : John Bowen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-02-13
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 279
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128113943

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Low-Cost Airline Carriers in Emerging Countries traces the development of low-cost carriers (LCCs) in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, examining airlines that have become significant players in their home markets but little known at a global scale. The book maps the geography of the LCC phenomenon, explaining the starkly varying success of budget airlines, and assessing their current social, economic and environmental impacts. The book concludes with insights into the future potential of the LCC phenomenon along with its global ramifications. Beginning with Southwest Airlines in the 1970s, low-cost carriers (LCCs) have democratized air travel around the world, fostering huge increases in airline traffic and transforming the airline industry. At the same time however, the ascent of these budget airlines has exacerbated aviation-related problems such as aircraft noise, airport congestion, greenhouse gas emissions and more. LCCs have been extensively studied in the US and Europe but not in emerging regions of the globe. Yet the impact of such airlines is greatest in low- and middle-income economies where only a small fraction of the population has ever flown, and where competition from alternative modes (road, rail) is weak. Examines the evolution of low cost carriers around the world, how established airlines react to their entry and the wide-ranging societal implications for individual countries and the world Places emerging countries' LCCs into a global context, comparing them to their US and European counterparts Offers original quantitative analysis of LCC networks at several spatial scales (global, regional, national, airport vs. airport) using global schedule data from OAG Includes professionally produced maps of representative airlines networks

Strategies of Low Cost Airlines in Emerging Countries Book

Strategies of Low Cost Airlines in Emerging Countries


  • Author : Michel Herszenhaut
  • Publisher : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 3838393406

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Strategies of Low Cost Airlines in Emerging Countries Excerpt :

Over the last years, low cost business models have been developed in many industries and were subject of research of numerous authors. Although having taken place in a wide variety of businesses, the low cost phenomenon has had a special significance in the airline industry. With their slim cost structure and simple offer, certain low cost carriers have succeeded to outperform traditional airlines and to become important players of this industry, mainly in developed markets such as US and Europe. Emerging economies, as main drivers of future economic growth, are attractive territories to be explored by low cost airlines. Nevertheless, factors such as lower average income, infrastructure, competition from incumbents and other transportation methods might put at risk the sustainability of low cost carriers in emerging markets. This book has the objective of answering questions regarding the future of low cost carriers in emerging countries, notably in Brazil and India.

Ready for Takeoff  Book

Ready for Takeoff


  • Author : Charles E. Schlumberger
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-10-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464802836

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This book identifies the premises and prerequisites of the low-cost carriers (LCC) model, and assesses whether it could be successful in less-developed countries, in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa. Specific attention is given to the impact of LCCs on traffic stimulation through lower fares, competition, and fare levels in the market.

Low Cost Carriers Book

Low Cost Carriers


  • Author : Stephen Ison
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351559621

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Low cost carriers (LCCs) represent one of the most exciting and dynamic yet often contentious developments in recent commercial aviation history. Formed as a direct result of policies of airline deregulation and liberalisation that were initiated in the United States in the late 1970s before being implemented in certain European, Australasian, Latin American and other world markets from the mid-1990s onwards to encourage competition, LCCs have been responsible for progressively reconfiguring the spatial patterns, operational practices and passenger experiences of flight. In the process, they have enabled growing numbers of people to fly to more places, more frequently, and at lower cost than had been previously possible. In so doing, however, they have generated a number of socio-economic and environmental challenges. The 23 essays included in this volume provide a detailed insight into the emergence, expansion and evolution of the low cost carrier sector worldwide. The volume covers deregulation and liberalisation of the global airline sector, the business models and operating characteristics of low cost carriers, the changing nature of the airline/airport relationship, LCC network characteristics, issues of pricing and competition and the current impacts and likely future trajectories.

The Low Cost Carrier Worldwide Book

The Low Cost Carrier Worldwide


  • Author : Sven Gross
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317025054

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Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) have become an integral part of today's air transport and tourism industries. Originating in the United States, the low-cost concept has subsequently been adopted by airlines on all continents. LCCs in Europe and North America, and to some extent in Asia, have already been well covered by academic literature. However, scientific publications on the topic of LCCs in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand are scarce. This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of developments, the legal framework and the current situation of the low-cost carrier phenomenon across the globe. It contains a dozen chapters, each dedicated to a region, all written by highly experienced and renowned experts from around the world. The Low Cost Carrier Worldwide is written primarily for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers and practitioners within the fields of aviation, transport and tourism.

Low Cost Carriers   Evolution  Strategies and Performance Book

Low Cost Carriers Evolution Strategies and Performance


  • Author : Vanessa Blaha
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2003-07-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN 10 : 9783638204859

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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,7 (A-), University of Cologne (Business Planning and Logistics), course: Global Competition in the Aviation Industy, 35 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In the last three decades low-cost carriers (hence forward referred to as LCCs) have captivated travellers by making the world smaller through cheap short-haul flights. Travellers in the United States have benefited from this concept since the 1970s; whereas, the development in Europe has been much more recent. Lately, LCCs have been quite a hot topic especially since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Many LCCs have amazed investors with their financial performance, as they successfully earned profits in a time when most conventional carriers reported major losses. In Europe, LCCs have entered the market in order to gain market share and to take part in the success of the business. In Germany, the LCC market has taken off with the emergence of two new carriers in the end of 2002. To best understand the low-cost concept, the evolution of LCCs in the United States and in Europe is examined in the second chapter. Furthermore, the background of the most successful LCC Southwest, still being the role model for other LCCs, is presented. In the third chapter the competition theory of Michael Porter is discussed in order to be able to analyse the competitive strategies followed by the LCCs in the chapter four. The fifth chapter gives a brief outline on the most striving marketing strategies among LCCs. Marketing strategies are examined in the fifth chapter. The performance of LCCs is analysed in the sixth chapter, and a comparison to the performance of conventional carriers is conducted. An outlook for the future can be found in chapter seven.

The Airline Industry Book
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The Airline Industry


  • Author : Alessandro Cento
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-10-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9783790820881

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The debate on the future of the aviation sector and the viability of its traditional business practices is the core of this book. The liberalization of the EU market in the 1990s has radically modi?ed the competitive environment and the nature of airline competition. Furthermore, the new millennium began with terrorist attacks, epidemics, trade globalization, and the rise of oil prices, all of which combined to push the industry into a “perfect storm”. Airline industry pro?tability has been an elusive goal for several decades and the recent events has only accentuated existing weaknesses. The main concern of ind- try observers is whether the airline business model, successful during the 1980s and 1990s, is now sustainable in a market crowded by low-cost carriers. The airlines that will respond rapidly and determinedly to increase pressure to restructure, conso- date and segment the industry will achieve competitive advantages. In this context, the present study aims to model the new conduct of the ‘legacy’ carriers in a new liberalized European market in terms of network and pricing competition with l- cost carriers and competitive reaction to the global economic crises.

Handbook of Low Cost Airlines Book

Handbook of Low Cost Airlines


  • Author : Sven Gross
  • Publisher : Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Airlines
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 3503100814

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Low Cost Carrier Industry Book

Low Cost Carrier Industry


  • Author : Volker K Pper
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2013-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9783656206811

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Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Business economics - General, grade: 1,0, Edinburgh Napier University, course: Economics of Business Strategy, 38 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Since the world's first airline company has been established (German Airship Transport Corporation in 1909), especially the new style of low-cost airlines increased the competition on the market for commercial flights. Towards the end of the century low-cost airlines offered first no-frills products at a low price. The concept originated in the U.S., before it spread to Europe in the early 1990's and subsequently to the rest of the world (Chan 2000). One main reason for the accelerated increase of low-cost flights can be seen in the EU enlargement, where open skies arrangements were extended. As a result low-cost routes were established by existing and new operators. The main characteristic of this new strategic orientation was the lower operating cost structure than this of the traditional market participants. The traditional airline industry had to face an essential change in the market, with an increase of competition and new business models. Focusing on Europe, there were only a few low-cost airlines before the year of 2000. However, today about 60 low-cost carriers moved mainstream in Europe with a total market share of 24%, whereas in Germany 23 low-cost airlines operate (Berster 2007)... ...To evaluate the specific strategy of Germanwings it is necessary to set limits to the field of study. After introducing the company itself, the strategic position will be evaluated by focusing on Germany. Thus, Germanwings will be compared to the operators acting in this country. Therefore, it is useful to introduce a strategic mapping and the analysis of price practices focusing on Germanwings. Furthermore, important individual measures of the company will be explained which soften the impact of the above mentioned external influencing factors (PEST-analysis). Fi

Airline Economics in Asia Book

Airline Economics in Asia


  • Author : Xiaowen Fu
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787545656

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Covers low-cost carrier growth in Japan, competition against full service hub carriers in the Middle East, aviation market liberalization in Central Asia, high-speed-rail and airline competition in China, air transport and tourism in Asia and Australia, airline performance and outsourcing, airports development, and airport-airline cooperation.

The Entry of Low Cost Airlines into the Market for Long Haul Flights Book

The Entry of Low Cost Airlines into the Market for Long Haul Flights


  • Author : Jakob Stemmler
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2015-06-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 37
  • ISBN 10 : 9783656972839

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 1,3, University of Mannheim (Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre, Abteilung Volkswirtschaftslehre), language: English, abstract: The entry of low-cost carriers (LCCs) in the early 1990ies revolutionized the European airline industry. Before the LCCs entered the European short-haul market, incumbent full service carriers (FSCs) were able to operate relatively unhindered. Supported by many deregulations, LCCs set their focus on a cost base as low as possible, so they were able to offer fares tremendously lower than incumbent players. Even though they took some market share from the FSCs, the main success was based on the ability to reach new customer segments. Passengers, previously travelling by car or long-distance busses, took advantage of newly affordable airline fares and were willing to incur limited comfort. Now, around 20 years after the first entry of European LCCs, the short-haul market is not expected to continue growing significantly. Hence, if the LCCs want to continue their expansion, they need a ‘new market’, and it seems just like a question of time until they add long-haul routes to their route network. Nevertheless, the long- and short-haul market are comparable just to a limited amount. As we will see in the following analyses and discussions, several specific characteristics require fundamental changes in the current LCC business model, which is optimized for short-haul operations. The focus point of this thesis is the development of an auspicious entry mode, based on theoretical economic frameworks. In comparison to the short-haul market, competitive interactions between incumbent FSCs and entering LCCs are expected to be much more intense on long-haul routes. This is based on the fact that LCCs will not be able to sustain their high cost advantages also on long-haul route

The Evolution of the Airline Industry Book

The Evolution of the Airline Industry


  • Author : Steven Morrison
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 081572120X

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Since the enactment of the Airline Deregulation Act in 1978, questions that had been at the heart of the ongoing debate about the industry for eighty years gained a new intensity: Is there enough competition among airlines to ensure that passengers do not pay excessive fares? Can an unregulated airline industry be profitable? Is air travel safe? While economic regulation provided a certain stability for both passengers and the industry, deregulation changed everything. A new fare structure emerged; travelers faced a variety of fares and travel restrictions; and the offerings changed frequently. In the last fifteen years, the airline industry's earnings have fluctuated wildly. New carriers entered the industry, but several declared bankruptcy, and Eastern, Pan Am, and Midway were liquidated. As financial pressures mounted, fears have arisen that air safety is being compromised by carriers who cut costs by skimping on maintenance and hiring inexperienced pilots. Deregulation itself became an issue with many critics calling for a return to some form of regulation. In this book, Steven A. Morrison and Clifford Winston assert that all too often public discussion of the issues of airline competition, profitability, and safety take place without a firm understanding of the facts. The policy recommendations that emerge frequently ignore the long-run evolution of the industry and its capacity to solve its own problems. This book provides a comprehensive profile of the industry as it has evolved, both before and since deregulation. The authors identify the problems the industry faces, assess their severity and their underlying causes, and indicate whether government policy can play an effective role in improving performance. They also develop a basis for understanding the industry's evolution and how the industry will eventually adapt to the unregulated economic environment. Morrison and Winston maintain that although the airline industry has not reached long-run equilibrium,

Competition versus Predation in Aviation Markets Book

Competition versus Predation in Aviation Markets


  • Author : Peter Forsyth
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-01-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351161398

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Prior to liberalization, there was little scope for predatory behaviour in the aviation market. However, following deregulation, new entrants sought to compete with entrenched incumbents. Low-cost carriers (LCCs) gained significant market share, which in turn provoked many different kinds of defensive response. Having put pressure on established carriers, low-cost airlines are themselves feeling the pressure of competition from new operators. While it is normal and natural for airlines to react to competition - modifying their services, the ways in which they offer them and their prices - when does aggressive commercial behaviour go too far and become predation? This book considers what exactly is meant by 'predation' in the aviation environment, and explores the strategies LCCs adopt in order to gain market share, as well as the strategies of the established airlines in response to competition from new entrants to the market. It also addresses the key question of what competition policy should do to ensure intensive competition. Competition versus Predation in Aviation Markets brings together contributions from around the world, from airlines, government agencies, leading academics and consultants, providing a wealth of perspectives on a business practice crucial to airline survival.

The Global Airline Industry Book

The Global Airline Industry


  • Author : Peter Belobaba
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-07-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118881149

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Extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling textbook, provides an overview of recent global airline industry evolution and future challenges Examines the perspectives of the many stakeholders in the global airline industry, including airlines, airports, air traffic services, governments, labor unions, in addition to passengers Describes how these different players have contributed to the evolution of competition in the global airline industry, and the implications for its future evolution Includes many facets of the airline industry not covered elsewhere in any single book, for example, safety and security, labor relations and environmental impacts of aviation Highlights recent developments such as changing airline business models, growth of emerging airlines, plans for modernizing air traffic management, and opportunities offered by new information technologies for ticket distribution Provides detailed data on airline performance and economics updated through 2013

Low cost Carriers in Japan Book

Low cost Carriers in Japan


  • Author : Sayaka Shiotani
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:859152771

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This paper analyzes the causes behind the sluggishness of new airlines, low cost carriers (LCCs), in Japan. The object is to identify and to recommend innovative policy changes and ideas for the industry, by analyzing the condition and the development of management policy for the establishment of new airline companies and regulatory reforms. The traditional airline companies all over the world have been struggling with the changes in current market. With the global deregulation movement on the airline industry in the 1980s, LCCs have established their business very rapidly. Following this global trend, two new airlines started in Japan in the late 1990s, but the market had not been active for a long time. It is only recently that other new LCCs started servicing the Japanese market, while the deployment of LCCs has become very active and successful in North America, Europe, and Asian countries except Japan. First, this thesis focuses on the analysis of critical successful factors in the foreign market. Then this thesis examines the condition and business environmental issues that make the foreign LCC business model not so effective in the Japanese market. Second, with the consideration of the previous section, the successful LCC business model is introduced and is verified using a variety of simulations including the financial simulation using the corporate model and risk analysis using the Monte Carlo Method. These two sets of analytical results are put together for applying to other areas such as policy making, regulations, and market structural changes. Furthermore, the paper comes up with six critical points for the management policies of new airline companies: 1) Promotion of higher productivity and lower cost; 2) Appropriate airfare and the fare structures; 3) Appropriate routes selections and the number of flights; 4) Proactive utilization of secondary airports; 5) Penetration to the air cargo market; and 6) Availability of sufficient fund for supporting the