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India’s LCCs spread their wings overseas


In October 2010, SpiceJet will become the first independent Indian LCC to launch international operations. This marks an important step in the development of the low-cost model in India, which has been embraced in the domestic market. [1609 words]

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  • Mandatory domestic operations place Indian carriers at disadvantage
  • LCC international operations currently limited
  • IndiGo targets international expansion; GoAir not yet eligible
  • Air India Express going the other way

Graphs and data:

  • Chennai-Colombo capacity (seats) share (%) by carrier: Sep-2010
  • Delhi-Kathmandu capacity (seats) share (%) by carrier: Sep-2010
  • SpiceJet, IndiGo, GoAir and JetLite networks (international destinations in green): Sep-2010
  • Weekly International LCC Seats from India, Sep-10
  • India international capacity (seats) share (%) by carrier: Sep-2010
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