Edited by Christoph Dörrenbächer and Joanne Roberts
anything has changed
recent air travel as much as the advent of low cost airlines.
Spurred by market
deregulation in the
that ‘there is no such thing as a free meal’ low cost airlines
squeeze costs by
offering a restricted service without any frills and
connections. More than
this, cost cutting is at the centre of managerial attention
and relates to
anything that is involved in flying people from A to B
(Alamdari and Fagan,
2005; Pate and
the internationalization of low cost airlines. They often
display a home-region
orientation (i.e. solely serving countries within a
macro-region such as
While some of the cost cutting measures low cost airlines apply seem obscure (such as the idea of charging passengers to use the toilet in aircrafts or prohibiting crew and pilots from charging their mobile phones on the plane) extant research has shown that many other measures, including those stemming from the international scope and strong cross border mobility of these airlines, have broad societal implication in particular when looking at working conditions, industrial relations, environmental issues, and the business-politics relationship s (e.g. Bamber et al., 2009; Barry and Nienhueser, 2010; Kobrin, 2011; Lillie, 2010).
The aim of the special issue is to further explore these and other consequences of the growing business activities of low cost airlines. We are interested in conceptual as well as empirical contributions that address one or more of the following issues from a critical perspective.
institutional antecedents of the emergence of low cost
• Varieties of low cost airline business models.
• The introduction of low cost flight operations into legacy carriers.
• Working conditions, employee and industrial relations in low cost airlines and legacy carriers’ low cost flight operations.
• Union strategies vis-a-vis low cost airlines and legacy carriers’ low cost flight operations.
• Organizational culture and leadership styles in low cost airlines.
• Environmental issues associated with the low cost airlines’ business model.
• Low cost airlines and transport security.
• Flight relocations, concession bargaining, power and politics in the low cost airline value chain
• Infrastructural and regional economic impact of low cost airlines.
• Social and political impact of the (selective) higher mobility and connectivity facilitated through low cost airlines
• Implications of emerging low cost strategies in the market for long haul flights.
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Approximate date of publication: Early 2015
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