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LCCs adopt ‘hybrid’ services

Many low-cost carriers in the Middle East are adopting a 'hybrid' system of services to become more competitive, reported Khaleej Times. Hybrid carriers introduce three or more full-service characteristics such as international routes, global distribution system, code share agreements, connecting flights, multiple fares all the time, and advanced ticketing procedures. Up to 59% of 123 self-nominated LCCs worldwide have either evolved into full-service airlines or were part of an emerging breed of hybrid carriers, which blend low-cost carrier traits with that of full service carriers, according to a report by Sabre.