If we now assume that 100 Euros are an adequate price for a 250 NM-segement within Germany for a low-cost carrier can we apply this to other routes, too? If we do so for example on the Munich-Hamburg flights and Ryanair really starts domestic flights in Germany on the Luebeck (near Hamburg) - Manchingen (near Munich) run, does this mean that FR or any other low-cost carrier has to apply some kind of similar fare (and thus destroying the image of a low-fare carrier)? That would mean that Germany becomes re-regulated on most segments were some kind of competition is, a weapon for both types of carrier:
- the low-cost carriers can insist on a lower-then-major price
- the major can insist on a price comparable to the FRA-TXL´s prices Germania has, thus destroying the image of the low-cost carrier (if the court rules once this way it has to rule the same way all other times, too, otherwise it is attackable)
Just curious what you think about this issue.