The potential of the long-haul low-cost business model and its impact on the Netherlands (English)

It is expected that low-cost carriers (LCCs) will operate more on long-haul. However, the long-haul low-cost (LHLC) business model will not revolutionize the air transport market as the LCCs did on short-haul. Market entry in the Netherlands is expected nonetheless. Its impact on the connectivity of Schiphol and the network of KLM is probably rather limited.

These are the most prominent conclusions from this report which studies the potential of the LHLC business model in light of developments in the labour market, aircraft market and transfer market. KiM performed this research project because, from a policy perspective, it is important to have insights into uncertainties surrounding the potential of LHLC, and its possible consequences for the Netherlands.