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Central America lags behind rest of world as region with presence of low-cost airlines

Thursday, July 29, 2010


With only 42 flights a week this summer, including 26 from the Costa Rican capital of San José, the footprint of low-cost carriers in Central America is minuscule by any measure.
 
Over the last three years the rate of US low-cost carrier expansion has been much more rapid in other international markets, such as the Caribbean, Mexico and Colombia.
 
Central America remains relatively underserved with virtually no bilateral restrictions, making it a natural place for US low-cost carriers to direct their capacity as they intensify their search for new routes outside the mature domestic market.
 
Original source: Flight Global