Did you know? Top 20 Low Cost Carriers by seats

13 September, 2018

American giant Southwest Airlines tops the list as the largest Low Cost Carrier in the world by seats, grabbing a whopping 11.50% of the total market share of LCCs globally. Of the top 20 LCCs, the spread across world is quite even with: the Americas contributing seven airlines; EMEA also seven: and Asia-Pacific with six.

LCC's global market share in 2008 was 18.36%, fast forward to 2018 and the percentage is 29.83. This equates to a growth of 11.47 percentage points in a decade.

Top 20 Low Cost Carriers by seats w/c 10-Sep-2018

Source: CAPA – Centre for Aviation & OAG

A variety of analytical data tools for managing and interpreting industry trends is available to CAPA Members. Tools include:

  • Route Capacity Analyser – look up future and historic seat capacity per airline on any non-stop route worldwide;
  • Rankings – create listings of the largest to smallest airlines/airport/routes by capacity;
  • Traffic Benchmarking – compare airline/airports in terms of their monthly and annual traffic results;
  • Fleet Analytics – look into future deliveries by airline/country/region, look up in-service and on-order aircraft by manufacturer/ aircraft type;
  • LCCs – displays LCC capacity share growth over the past 10 years by country/ region;
  • Codesharing - find the codeshare agreements for all airlines operating to a specific country/airport.

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