Asian LCC international brush fire
A wave of international service announcements confirms overseas
expansion is very much on the agenda for Asia’s burgeoning LCC segment.
Several LCCs are seeking to diversify their traffic bases and/or to boost aircraft
utilisation rates. But all would be in search of higher yields that international
services can offer, although their encroachment into these markets will have
a depressing effect on fares, which would be of concern to established carriers. [398 words]