How Europe's Low-Cost Carriers Sidestepped Traditional Carriers' Competitive Advantages

Kristian Anders Hvass

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    The initial appearance of U.S. low-cost carriers forced incumbents to create new forms of competitive advantage. These were successful hindrances for nearly two decades. Concurrently, incumbents in Europe implemented similar tools, although within a regulated market. However, Europe's low-cost airlines were more successful and had a greater initial impact in their early years than their U.S. compatriots. This paper will attempt to highlight some of the differences between the two markets and explain why European low-cost airlines had more advantages following their market deregulation and sidestepped traditional carriers' competitive advantages.
    UdgiverCenter for Tourism and Cultural Management. Copenhagen Business School
    Antal sider49
    ISBN (Trykt)8799002159
    StatusUdgivet - 2005
    NavnTCM Working Paper Series
    Nummer1, part 1

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