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Competition between network carriers and low-cost carriers—retreat battle or breakthrough to a new level of efficiency?

Markus Franke

Journal of Air Transport Management, 2004, vol. 10, issue 1, 15-21

Abstract: The severe crisis of the global aviation industry has primarily struck the “classical†Network Carriers (NCs) with their complex hub&spoke operation platforms. The crisis was deepened, but by no means caused, by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The root cause was the end of a temporary revenue “bubble†after the first Iraq war, leading to historically high airline profits and major capacity expansions. After the end of the “golden†90s, an economic downturn and a fear of terrorism resulted in massive overcapacities, with yields showing a return to continued long-term decline.

Keywords: Airline strategy; Network carriers; Low-cost carriers; New business models (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004
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