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.
’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 LÃ¼ck 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
Contents: Preface; Part I Introduction: Low-cost carrier - a worldwide phenomenon?!, Sven Gross, Michael LÃ¼ck and Alexander SchrÃ¶der. 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 LÃ¼ck; Low cost carriers in South America, Gui Lohmann and Gustavo Lipovich; Low cost carriers in Mexico, Alexander O. Scherer Leibold, YazmÃn Aguilar LÃ³pez, 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 LÃ¼ck 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 LÃ¼ck; Appendices; Index.