Our latest analysis of trends in the aviation industry, case studies, and news about RDC

There is no doubt that the Low Cost Carrier (LCC) business model is a success. Measured by 2015 net profit margins for all carriers worldwide, the four airlines with the highest margin globally are all short-haul LCCs, namely Ryanair, Cebu Pacific, Allegiant and Spirit. Will the long-haul LCC prove to be just as successful?

This is the last of our mini-series of articles on the Chinese aviation market. After looking at China’s Propensity to Fly against GDP and urbanisation, here’s some key numbers to illustrate China’s growing aviation market between 2006 and 2015.

This is the second in our mini-series on aviation in China. Following on from part 1 where we showed how China’s GDP per capita and propensity to fly follow a classic developing economy upward trajectory, in this article we are illustrating the relationship between urbanisation and propensity to fly.

In the run up to World Routes taking place in Chengdu, China, we are going to be running a series of short articles to illustrate the growth of the Chinese aviation market over the past 10 years, and here is the first.

Higher air fares, more airport congestion and fewer new destinations are just some of the potential downsides if the UK fails to develop a cohesive post-Brexit aviation strategy.

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