Global Low Cost Airlines Market Thrives as Passengers Embrace Affordable Point-to-Point Travel

Dublin, Oct. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Low Cost Airlines Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028" report has been added to's offering.

The global low cost airlines market reached a size of $189.1 billion in 2022, and it is anticipated to experience substantial growth in the coming years. Projections indicate that the market will reach $315.4 billion by 2028, exhibiting a robust compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.7% during the period from 2023 to 2028.

Low cost airlines, also known as budget airlines or no-frills carriers, offer affordable air travel options for short-haul flights with fewer amenities compared to conventional full-service airlines. These airlines have adopted several cost-efficient strategies, such as charging separately for services like food, beverages, early boarding, carry-on baggage, and car rental, to generate non-ticket revenues.

They also operate single-type aircraft with minimal equipment to reduce weight, acquisition, and maintenance costs while increasing fuel efficiency. Additionally, low cost airlines often use less congested secondary airports to reduce airport fees, air traffic congestion, delays, and ground time between flights.

Key Market Trends and Drivers:

  1. Rise in Domestic Travel and Tourism: The significant increase in domestic travel and tourism is a key factor driving market growth. Travelers are opting for low cost airlines to explore various domestic destinations affordably.
  2. Direct Booking and Ticketless Travel: Leading airline companies are offering tickets directly through telephone or internet bookings, eliminating the need for third-party agencies. This reduces transaction costs and services fees. The growing adoption of ticketless travel and increased internet penetration are also contributing to market growth.
  3. Point-to-Point Nonstop Flights: Low cost airlines operate point-to-point nonstop flights, reducing travel time and improving aircraft utilization.
  4. Business Travel: Business travelers are increasingly focused on minimizing travel time and costs, which is influencing the market positively.
  5. Discounted Fares: Market players are emphasizing offering discounted fares for early reservations while enhancing passenger connectivity.
  6. COVID-19 Impact: The decline in the number of commercial flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related travel restrictions negatively impacted the market. However, the market is expected to rebound as travel restrictions ease.

Market Segmentation:

The global low cost airlines market is segmented based on purpose, distribution channel, and destination.

Purpose Segmentation:

  • Leisure Travel
  • VFR (Visiting Friends and Relatives)
  • Business Travel
  • Others

Distribution Channel Segmentation:

  • Online
  • Travel Agency
  • Others

Destination Segmentation:

  • Domestic
  • International

Regional Breakdown:

  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Others
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:

Key players in the global low cost airlines market include Air Arabia PJSC, Alaska Airlines Inc., Capital A Berhad (Tune Group Sdn Bhd), easyJet plc, Go Airlines (Wadia Group), IndiGo, Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd (Qantas Airways Limited), Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, Ryanair Holdings PLC, Southwest Airlines Co., SpiceJet Limited, Spirit Airlines Inc., and WestJet Airlines Ltd.

Key Questions Answered:

  1. What was the size of the global low cost airlines market in 2022?
  2. What is the expected growth rate of the market from 2023 to 2028?
  3. How has COVID-19 impacted the market?
  4. What are the key drivers of market growth?
  5. What is the breakdown of the market based on travel purpose?
  6. What is the distribution channel breakdown in the market?
  7. What are the key regions for the global low cost airlines market?
  8. Who are the major players in the market?

Key Attributes:

Report AttributeDetails
No. of Pages143
Forecast Period2022 - 2028
Estimated Market Value (USD) in 2022$189.1 Billion
Forecasted Market Value (USD) by 2028$315.4 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate8.9%
Regions CoveredGlobal

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