Asia’s airline wars: the great profit squeeze in the sky

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  • Tom Otley

    A cover story from Nikkei Asian Review

    It was then syndicated into the Financial Times

    Asia’s airline wars: The great profit squeeze in the sky

    Competition from budget upstarts and Chinese rivals is hitting flag carriers


    EU and US airlines compete in highly regulated environments and SQ stands alone in the expanding market of Asia as a legacy carrier vs. the others.

    SQ has evolved into three airlines to compete worldwide in the same way other legacy airlines do (AF/KL,BA,LH), yet it’s still the Wild East in Asia, now including China.

    Still the preferred choice, ‘though the cheapest cost sells tickets, and 2017 was the safest year yet, so can they compete?

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