How The Next Generation Narrow-And Wide-Body Aircraft Will Change The Shape Of Air Travel In Asia
New generation aircraft offer game-changing economics and range for LCCs and FSCs. Airlines across the spectrum of business models are using these new tools to extend their network reach. While these advances create the potential for many new markets, route developers still face the inherent challenges of long haul flying. Maintaining consistent and profitable demand in those markets is paramount, especially once airport incentives are no longer available.
However, with the exception of a few key players, Asian carriers have not yet fully taken advantage of the range of new aircraft technology. This is about to change though with the likes of: Cebu Pacific, Saudia, and Qantas Airways (for subsidiary Jetstar) ordering A321XLR at the 2019 Paris Air Show.
- What examples of implementation of new aircraft types has been successful around the world?
- What opportunities still exist to tap into new aircraft types?
- What routes will be opened up to the Americas thanks to new aircraft technology?
- How much reliance is there on premium traffic to make ultra long haul routes sustainable?