|Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 1):|
Airfares from Vienna to key Eastern European destinations, for example Sofia, Bucharest, Kiev and Moscow, are normally absurdly expensive, at £250-300 for normal-priced return, despite short flights. Hence, there could be the potential there based on the obvious demand - there's a number of flights - and the very high airfares.
|Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 1):|
Lots of room - there's considerable potential left - but not as airlines like FR and U2. Instead, I believe there's a lot of opportunities by taking advantage of niche markets; for example, you could have a Lyon-based, DH4 operator, from where it could fly domestically to, amongst others, Nantes, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Biarritz, Lille, Ajaccio (greatly increased frequencies during the summer) and other Corsican destinations, and, internationally, to, for example, Milan, Venice, Pisa, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam and Prague. Then create a second base in Bordeaux, then a third in Toulouse, etc., from where they could fly to virtually the same destinations, etc
|Quoting Jano (Reply 2):|
And that's SkyEurope's chance from BTS/BUD/PRG to compete with lower fares and lower cost.
|Quoting Sevenair (Reply 4):|
I believe that there is certainly a market to MOW - if you look, most scheduled flights (there are of course some exceptions!) cost £250+ return. For example the Istanbul to London is of a similar flight duration with flight starting from the £100 mark, and EZY are offering flights there. There is word of a Moscow based LCC starting up, but flights to the EU are not expected for several years. Perhaps an oppertunity for an LCC to MOW is there - bar Gexx.com.
|Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 5):|
Problem with MOW is that it doesn't come under the common European sky; that is, you can't just open a route to MOW.
|Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 9):|
Serbia can benefit a lot from LCCs. Ryanair is interested in this market, Germanwings already started service to Belgrade while the first Serbian LCC Centavia is having legal problems to get traffic rights for its flight to Zagreb and Podgorica.
|Quoting Curious (Reply 13):|
I think the remaining oppourtunity for new LCC airlines is in Mideast, Africa and possibly South America?
|Quoting Kevin777 (Reply 14):
Africa????? Except for South Africa and maybe a bit in Morocco and Egypt (don't even think that will happen too soon), this ain't gonna happen for a looooong time, if ever. Virgin Nigeria is an exception, I wouldn't exactly call it an LCC, but "just" a "normal" airline.
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