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The transferability of the low-cost model to long-haul airline operations

By Graham Francis, Nigel Dennis, Stephen Ison and Ian Humphreys


Since their emergence in the US in the mid 1970's there has been\ud significant growth in the low-cost airline sector but with a few notable\ud exceptions low-cost airlines have operated on short-haul routes. This\ud paper examines the extent to which the low-cost model is, or could be,\ud applicable to long-haul operations and whether the recent emergence of\ud long-haul low-cost carriers is a sustainable phenomenon. The authors\ud explore the extent to which elements of the so-called low-cost model\ud might be transferable to long-haul operations. The paper seeks to quantify\ud the potential cost differentials that might be achievable on a long-haul service. The paper also speculates as to the development and\ud sustainability of the low-cost long-haul operations

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