Skymark continued its strong run yesterday, gaining 4.0% to close at JPY1043, a five-year high. The wider Tokyo market was similarly strong, hitting a five-month high on positive global economic news.
In the US, all LCCs were either stable or down, despite upbeat economic data at home and abroad and a bullish sentiment on markets. LCCs in the US closed down as investors cashed in on gains earlier in the week. JetBlue (-1.4%) and Southwest (-1.0%) had the sharpest fall.
European LCCs were mixed on Thursday, despite easing pressure on the euro and gains on major financial markets. Cimber Sterling (+5.5%) was the strongest gainer, followed by easyJet (+2.0) and Air Berlin (+1.3%).
Selected LCCs daily share price movements (% change): 02-Dec-2010