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Old 27th Jan 2016, 17:56
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Airports paying for LCC traffic

Originally Posted by 27/09 View Post
That's bizarre!!!!!

Councils and airports keep putting up their airport fees and make it harder for the incumbent to operate at a price the public are prepared to pay, yet they'll bend over backwards to subsidise a new entrant competitor. Really weird thinking. If the market was there the competitor wouldn't need any help.

I think you'll find the regional places Jetstar are going to were never in danger of having services cut.
It's worked out pretty well for Ryanair for years now! (Europe rather than NZ but similar model.)
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