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Low cost airport terminals still popular in Asia Pacific but declining in significance in Europe

3rd September, 2012

Two reports have been published by CAPA since 2008 on the proliferation of low cost terminals (LCCTs). Their popularity appears to be in decline as the budget airline business reaches maturity in Europe while fuel prices remain prohibitively high for new start-up LCCs, but they remain popular in Asia, where there are several new developments in countries where LCCs are at last making inroads, such as Japan. [4988 words]

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This report contains the following subheadings:

  • New KLIA2 bill to exceed USD1 billion
  • “The low-cost terminal will now cost much more than KLIA” – Tony Fernandes
  • Changi Airports to close its ‘Budget Terminal’ – but was that an accurate description?
  • Three new LCCs in Japan prompt a rush for LCCTs to handle them
  • Taipei to wait until 2018 for an LCC but there’s no immediate need anyway
  • Bangkok’s Don Mueang airport finally finds its spiritual home
  • Uncertainty surround LCCT plans for Clark in the Philippines
  • China – small regional airport prepares for growth in LCCs
  • Russia is devoid of its own LCCs but that isn’t stopping Nizhny Novgorod Airport
  • Beja – low cost but even lower passenger numbers
  • Moldova takes the terminal conversion route...
  • ...While Tallinn opts for a moveable terminal

This report contains the following charts and tables:

  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier type, 27-Aug-2012 to 02-Sep-2012
  • Singapore Changi Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier type, 27-Aug-2012 to 02-Sep-2012
  • Osaka Kansai Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier type, 27-Aug-2012 to 02-Sep-2012
  • Tokyo Narita Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier type, 27-Aug-2012 to 02-Sep-2012
  • Taipei Taouyuan Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier type, 27-Aug-2012 to 02-Sep-2012
  • Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier type, 27-Aug-2012 to 02-Sep-2012
  • Clark International Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier type, 27-Aug-2012 to 02-Sep-2012
  • Shijiazhuang Daguocun Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier type, 27-Aug-2012 to 02-Sep-2012
  • Nizhny Novgorod Strigino Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier type, 27-Aug-2012 to 02-Sep-2012
  • Republic of Moldova capacity share (% of seats) by carrier type, 27-Aug-2012 to 02-Sep-2012
  • Tallinn Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier type, 27-Aug-2012 to 02-Sep-2012