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Low cost carriers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region: Emergence and barriers to development

Saeid Joshan and Sven Maertens

Journal of Transport Geography, 2020, vol. 87, issue C

Abstract: This paper investigates the development of low cost carriers (LCCs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region from a broader perspective. We use passenger volume data at the airline and flight segment levels to illustrate the development of LCCs in the region; we conduct a structured comparison of the actual business model characteristics of the MENA-based LCCs to assess their adherence to the archetypical LCC business model; and we compile the key barriers to LCC growth in MENA from the literature.

Keywords: Air transport development; Middle East; North Africa; Low cost carrier (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2020.102799

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