Operational costs of a Long-Haul LCC

By Bjorn Fehrm

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April 05, 2018, © Leeham News.: In an article yesterday we described the different costs types for a Long-Haul LCC. We also explained the different parts of the Operational costs for the airline's aircraft operations.

We will look at the size of these Operational costs in Part 3 of the article series. In this article, we use our aircraft performance model to develop these costs for the LCC's aircraft.


  • The smaller Boeing 737 MAX 8 is surprisingly cost competitive with the larger and more capable Airbus A321LR, A330-900 and Boeing 787-9 on our selected route.
  • The low trip and seat costs of the MAX 8 can only be used on transatlantic routes like our New York - London route. Any further into the US or Europe and the MAX 8 runs out of range.

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