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1st Edition

The Low Cost Carrier Worldwide

ISBN 9781138247703
Published September 30, 2016 by Routledge
262 Pages

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Book Description

Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) have become an integral part of today's air transport and tourism industries. Originating in the United States, the low-cost concept has subsequently been adopted by airlines on all continents. LCCs in Europe and North America, and to some extent in Asia, have already been well covered by academic literature. However, scientific publications on the topic of LCCs in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand are scarce. This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of developments, the legal framework and the current situation of the low-cost carrier phenomenon across the globe. It contains a dozen chapters, each dedicated to a region, all written by highly experienced and renowned experts from around the world. The Low Cost Carrier Worldwide is written primarily for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers and practitioners within the fields of aviation, transport and tourism.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Part I Introduction: Low-cost carrier - a worldwide phenomenon?!, Sven Gross, Michael Lück and Alexander Schröder. Part II Europe: Low-cost carriers in Western and Central Europe, Roland Conrady; Low cost carriers in Eastern Europe, Borislav Bjelicic. Part III The Americas: Low cost carriers in the USA and Canada, Timothy M. Vowles and Michael Lück; Low cost carriers in South America, Gui Lohmann and Gustavo Lipovich; Low cost carriers in Mexico, Alexander O. Scherer Leibold, Yazmín Aguilar López, Montserrat Flores Zozoaga and Brooke Porter. Part IV Asia and Oceania: Low cost carriers in Asia and the Pacific, Semisi Taumoepeau; Low cost carriers in India, Tarun Shukla; Low cost carriers in Australia and New Zealand, Michael Lück and Sven Gross. Part V Africa and the Middle East: Low cost carriers in Africa, Uwe P. Hermann and Marius Potgieter; Low cost carriers in the Middle East, Andreas Wald. Part VI Conclusion: Conclusions: the future of low cost carriers, Markus Landvogt, Sven Gross and Michael Lück; Appendices; Index.

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Sven Gross, PhD studied Tourism Geography and Economics at the University of Trier and Spatial Planning at the University of Dortmund. He received his Masters Degree in 1998 and was a management and community consultant for several years, personal assistant to the mayor of Bad Dürkheim and research associate at the chair of tourism economics and management at the Dresden University of Technology. In 2004 he completed his PhD in the Department of Traffic and Transport Sciences Friedrich List at Dresden University of Technology. Since 2005 Sven has been Professor of Transport Carrier Management at the Hochschule Harz (University of Applied Sciences), Wernigerode, Germany. As of August 2008 he has been head of the tourism department in the competence center of information and communication technologies, tourism and services at the Hochschule Harz (together with Prof. Dr. Axel Dreyer), and since 2007 a member of the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (NZTRI) based in Auckland. In 2010 Sven was a visiting professor (scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD) at the Auckland University of Technology. His main research areas include tourism and transport (eg airline management, cruise ship management, car rental management, transport concepts for destinations), business travel management (eg Online Booking Engines, web 2.0), event marketing and management as well as tourist market research. He has authored more than 50 publications on these subjects, including seven books. Michael Lück, PhD is Associate Professor and Head of Department (Tourism & Events) in the School of Hospitality and Tourism, and Associate Director for the coastal and marine tourism research program area at the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, both at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. He received his doctorate from the University of Otago in Dunedin. Michael has more than ten years' work experience in the tourism industry, having worked for a large package tour operator, travel agencies, a campervan rental company, and as tour guide in Belize. He taught at universities in Germany, New Zealand, Scotland, and Canada. Michael's research interests lie in the areas of marine tourism, ecotourism, sustainable tourism, the impacts of tourism, aviation, and gay tourism. He has published in a number of international journals, is founding editor-in-chief of the academic journal Tourism in Marine Environments, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Ecotourism. Michael edited or co-edited two volumes on ecotourism, two on marine tourism, two on polar tourism and the Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments (CABI).


’Low cost carriers have often introduced new operational parameters to an industry already famous for thin margins, heavy regulation and significant cost structures. Gross and Lück have marvellously pulled together authors from around the world for a global treatment of business models that have stood the test of time, yet continue to innovate and surprise.’ David Duval, University of Winnipeg, Canada ’Overall, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to others as a useful read if you are interested in the story of birth of LCCs and their continued success, and an excellent reference book to refer back to on your bookshelf in the future.’ Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, vol. 13, no. 2 ’Examples of best practices for each region are good sources for lesson drawing for future planning.’ Tourism Geographies, 2014 ’The book’s major strength is in making available detailed and comprehensive information about LCCs all in one publication, especially with the inclusion of previously less well documented global areas.’ Tourism Management, vol. 43, 2014