Low-cost airlines captured a larger slice of every market except one in 2012
Low-cost carriers posted modest global marketshare gains in 2012, but in the fastest-growing regions for overall air-passenger volumes, the low-cost carriers are not really sharing in the spoils.
That’s one of the conclusions that can be drawn from an Amadeus Air Travel Traffic Intelligence study, which was released today.
In air travel’s fastest-growing regions — Asia (9%) and Latin America (6%) — low-cost carriers’ marketshare in 2012 stood at 18.6% and 24.9%, respectively. In the Middle East, LCCs hold a mere 13.5% marketshare.
LCC share of traffic in each region in 2011 and 2012