Assessing the Stock Market Performances of EU Low-Cost Airlines


  • Samuel D. Barrows KIMEP University


The top seven Low-Cost Airlines in the EU, as ranked by 2018 passenger travel, are evaluated over a four year time frame using stock market performance in order to ascertain which airlines provide superior performance in relation to the others in the group and in relation to the European stock market.  Several topics are discussed relating to this group of airlines including business models, operating strategies, airline networks, regional airports, and standardized fleets.  Three airlines emerge with superior stock market performance:  Jet2, WizzAir, and Ryanair.

Keywords: EU; Low-Cost Airlines; Stock Market Performance

JEL classifications: G11; L93; R40



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Author Biography

Samuel D. Barrows, KIMEP University

Mr. Barrows has over thirty-five years of experience in the energy industry including nineteen years with Texaco.  He worked for fifteen years in the U.S then for over twenty years internationally including in the Former Soviet Union and the European Union. 




How to Cite

Barrows, S. D. (2019). Assessing the Stock Market Performances of EU Low-Cost Airlines. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 9(4), 95–100. Retrieved from