LCCs adopt 'hybrid' services

08 July 2008

Many low-cost carriers in the Middle East are adopting a 'hybrid' system of services to become more competitive, reported Khaleej Times. Hybrid carriers introduce three or more full-service characteristics such as international routes, global distribution system, code share agreements, connecting flights, multiple fares all the time, and advanced ticketing procedures. Up to 59% of 123 self-nominated LCCs worldwide have either evolved into full-service airlines or were part of an emerging breed of hybrid carriers, which blend low-cost carrier traits with that of full service carriers, according to a report by Sabre.

A MEED Subscription...

Subscribe or upgrade your current MEED.com package to support your strategic planning with the MENA region’s best source of business information. Proceed to our online shop below to find out more about the features in each package.

Get Notifications