Can low-cost carriers be successful with long-range flights?

02/22/2012 | Aviation Daily

With a number of successful low-cost, short-haul carriers rolling out longer routes, aviation experts wonder whether the business model will work. "The profitability of longer distances is constrained by fuel. There's the economics of carrying fuel, the cost of fuel itself and then the ability to charge passengers enough to cover those costs," said Scoot Airlines CEO Campbell Wilson.

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