8-Aug-2013 11:54 AM

United Airlines: Major US carriers 'can easily co-exist' with ULCCs

United Airlines senior VP financial planning and analysis John Gebo, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, said (08-Aug-2013) major carriers in the US “can easily co-exist” with ULCCs, adding the market is “at much less risk” of a new entrant disrupting the market, citing Southwest Airlines as a previous example. Mr Gebo said larger US carriers now see “70%-90% LCC penetration” across their domestic networks, and that the industry is now able to compete with LCCs “in a way that it wasn’t ten to fifteen years ago.”