Asia’s Long-Haul LCCs Strike Challenges Outside Region

There can no longer be any doubt that the long-haul, low-cost airline business model has become a transformative force in the Asia-Pacific market. But despite the growth of such carriers in recent years, few are pushing their networks beyond the Pacific Rim.

A notable exception is Scoot, which launched a flight from its Singapore base to Athens, Greece, in July. However, Philippine airline Cebu Pacific pulled back from most Middle East routes this year and is instead focusing its widebodies …


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