Are low-cost carriers approaching a critical turning point? Southwest Airlines’ executives have the answer: According to some airline analysts, the Texas-based leader is no longer the lowest-cost player in the market, although it remains, by far, America’s largest domestic carrier. In other words, it may have reached the extreme limits of its economic model. This is not only an issue in the U.S.; Southwest has inspired dozens of low-cost airlines worldwide, including ...

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