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Philippines market emerges as Asia’s largest LCC battleground


The Philippines has emerged as one of Asia’s most interesting and dynamic markets, with rapidly intensifying low-cost carrier competition expected to drive further growth in 2011 and beyond. The entrance of leading Asian low-cost airline groups AirAsia and Tiger gives the colourful Philippines market six low-cost carriers – more than any other country in Asia and just about everywhere in the world. [2864 words]

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  • Cebu Pacific – the Philippines market leader
  • AirPhil Express – growing fast after an LCC transformation
  • Zest Air – another adopter of the LCC model
  • PAL – increased focus on international routes
  • SEAir – big LCC plans following Tiger investment

Graphs and data:

  • Philippines domestic market leadership: 2Q2009 to 1Q2011
  • Cebu Pacific international passenger traffic: 2007 to 1Q2011
  • Philippines carriers’ domestic and international capacity market share: May-2010 vs May-2011
  • Cebu Pacific 1Q2010 vs 1Q2011 financial highlights
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