European low-cost carrier seat capacity grew 22% in 2007 compared to 2006 and LCCs accounted for 35% of all intra-European capacity last year, up from 31% two years ago, according to the 2008 edition of RDC Aviation's Low Cost Monitor. Number of routes operated by LCCs increased 28.9% year-over-year to 2,999 while the number of airports served rose by six to 287. In comparison, 466 airports received service from conventional carriers, down from 477. RDC estimated that by 2012, LCCs will ...

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