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Domestic Airlines in the US: Market Research Report

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Domestic Airlines Market Research Report | NAICS 48111b | Mar 2016

Clear skies: Revenue will grow as consumer sentiment and disposable income levels rise

IBISWorld’s Domestic Airlines market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$158bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.0%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
597,074
Businesses
305
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Domestic Airlines industry is soaring again as consumer and business spending have increased since the recession, leading to higher travel rates. Prior to the past five years, the industry experienced its most difficult year in at least a decade in 2009, as the recession led to a collapse in demand, resulting in capacity cuts and plummeting prices. businesses trips increased as corporate profit recovered quickly from the recession. As a result, industry revenue is estimated to increase over the five years to 2016. Industry revenue is expected to continue ascending over the five years to 2021, increasing and major operators will reap synergies from their recent mergers, leading to higher profit margins... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Passengers

Scheduled passenger services are by far the industry's largest product segment, made up of coach, business and first-class passengers. Coach-class passengers account for the greatest share of industry revenue and the majority passenger seats on scheduled flights. Demand for coach-class tickets has climbed over the past five years as passengers grow increasingly budget conscious. Airlines specializing in low priced tickets, such as Spirit and Jet Blue, have done particularly well because consumers value low prices ahead of more legroom and in-flight meals.

Business-class and first-class passengers, distinguished from other travel classes by the quality of seating, food, drinks and other amenities, represent a smaller share of total revenue... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Domestic Airlines Industry?

The industry provides air transportation for passengers and cargo over regular routes and on regular schedules. Network carriers operate a significant portion of their flights using at least one hub where connections are made for flights on a spoke system. Regional carriers provide service from small cities, mostly using smaller aircraft and jets to support the network carriers' hub and spoke systems. Airlines that transport mail are included in this industry.

Industry Products
Domestic coach passengersBusiness and first class domestic passengersInternational coach passengersBusiness and first class international passengersCargoBaggageReservation changesTransport-related and other
 
Industry Activities
Scheduling domestic air transportScheduling domestic cargo and freight air transport (excluding air couriers)Transporting commuter domestic passengersTransporting charter domestic passengersScheduling domestic mail air transport


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