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Southwest still world's biggest LCC, IndiGo the fastest growing: Low-cost carrier rankings


The world's low-cost carriers (LCC) are a force to be reckoned with, commanding a 23.1% share of weekly seats worldwide, up from 22.6% this time last year. The world's biggest LCC is the grand-daddy of the sector, Southwest Airlines, growing its capacity this month by a spritely 9.4% year-on-year. Next biggest is Ryanair, which is now roughly 70% the size of Southwest, based on seats per week, and growing its capacity by a jaw-dropping 22.9% this month. [373 words]

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  • IndiGo surges into global Top 20

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  • Top 25 LCCs worldwide by capacity (ASKs/week): Apr-2011 vs Apr-2010
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