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LCCs losing market share in challenging Russian market, but big prospects


Russia is a unique and challenging, yet potentially lucrative domestic market for LCCs, which have emerged in the country in the past few years. [1858 words]

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  • LCCs still small players in the Russian market 
  • Russian carriers feeling the pressure in current economic conditions
  • S7 Russia’s biggest domestic carrier
  • Challenges a plenty in the Russian market
  • SkyExpress to face first LCC competition with launch of Avianova
  • Indigo Partners’ ‘Project X’ revealed!
  • SkyExpress: Growing strongly again in Jul-2009
  • Optimistic growth targets for 2009 despite global economic conditions
  • Arkaim – proposed regional airline
  • Russia: Market stimulation possible once challenges are overcome

Graphs and data:

  • LCC capacity share (%) on domestic Russia services: Jul-01 to Jul-09
  • LCC capacity share (%) on services to/from Russia: Jul-01 to Jul-09
  • Russian airline traffic (domestic, international and total): Jul-2008 to Jun-2009
  • Russian airline traffic highlights: Six months ended Jun-2009
  • Russian airline traffic highlights: Jun-2009
  • Russian domestic carrier capacity share (%)
  • Russian international carrier capacity share (%)
  • Avianova key launch details: Aug-2009
  • Indigo Partners airline investments 
  • SkyExpress traffic highlights: Jul-2009
  • SkyExpress traffic highlights: Jun-2009
  • SkyExpress route network: Aug-2009
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