European low-cost carriers operated 16.3% of all flights in May, according to a market analysis issued yesterday by Eurocontrol. In the past 12 months, LCCs added 2.4 points to their market share through re-branding and organic growth. The number of flights operated by LCCs in the first five months of 2006 increased 23% year-over-year to more than 3,700 per day and there are now 15 low-cost operators with more than 50 daily flights compared to 13 a year ago. Overall, Europe now has 50 LCCs, ...

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