Johannesburg - Low
cost carriers are more relevant today than ever, low cost airline Mango said on
"Simple arithmetic makes it clear that opting for a
lower cost base and better operational efficiency is preferable to the higher
input costs normally associated with traditional carriers," CEO Nico
"Commercial agility, high asset utilisation, optimised
seat density, accessibility and other innovations will continue to place LCC's
ahead of other carriers."
Bezuidenhout was speaking at the 42nd annual general meeting
of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa in Maputo, Mozambique.
He said consumers voted with their wallets, therefore LCCs
outnumbered legacy carriers and growth was likely to continue in this trend.
"While the current climate has not been conducive for
an overly strong showing in the LCC sector, one also continues to see sustained
migration from legacy airlines to more affordable options."
He said that LCCs were here to stay and he expected them to
lead in Africa over the next decade.