Declining growth rates will take a mounting toll on European low-cost carriers, according to an analysis by McKinsey & Co. presented Thursday in Frankfurt. Lucio Pompeo, author of the study, stated that the booming industry is at a crossroads; "Few will survive," he warned. The study cited three reasons for falling LCC profitability: Increasingly saturated markets, aircraft orders exceeding likely demand and the growing competition among scheduled airlines, charter companies and ...

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