24-May-2018 4:22 PM

Irelandia Aviation: LCC market in South America has great potential, but there are regional issues

Irelandia Aviation advisory board member Tony Davis, speaking on CAPA TV, said (16/17-Apr-2018) South America generally is "very attractive" for LCCs, despite the model being "still quite new" to the region. Mr Davis noted regional travel has historically been "very expensive", creating an opportunity for the model in the region. However, there have been issues with introducing the LCC model into South America, with Mr Davis noting airport pricing mechanisms are "very rigid" and "quite expensive". LCCs need to "help take the airports on that journey to understand that there are other revenue streams beyond just charging the airlines that they're gonna see as we bring a lot more passengers through the airport" said Mr Davis. [more - CAPA TV]

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