Estimations Viability of LCCs Business Model in Korea

Seock-Jin Hong, François Domergue
2018 Journal of International Logistics and Trade  
The Korean airline industry continues to change in 20-year cycles structurally. The major changes are in their market through deregulation and liberalization resulting in adding more carriers, especially low-cost carriers (LCCs) from 2006. The authors categorize three types of LCCs in Korea: (1) independent LCCs, (2) LCCs subsidized by existing airlines as airlineswithin-airlines (AwAs), and (3) LCCs supported by conglomerates and local governments. Independent LCCs have suffered financially
more » ... ered financially during the research period from 2009 to 2013, especially from the impaired capital, even though these LCCs are growing rapidly and expanding their markets in domestic and international routes. AwAs' efficiency is higher than that of independent LCCs, the roles in the market are limited because of cannibalization by their mother company.
doi:10.24006/jilt.2018.16.1.11 fatcat:znnpggydhjcohcnawr2r7tcvpi