Low-cost carriers will fly approximately 25% of seats available in the Asia/Pacific region within five years, double their current penetration, thanks to the raft of new orders placed at last week's Paris Air Show, the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation estimated. AirAsia, Tiger Airways, and Mandala Airlines each placed significant A320 orders while Lion Air ordered 737s. CAPA said that the region's LCCs will see their combined fleet grow from about 300 aircraft with 45,000 seats to ...

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