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Domestic Airlines in the US: Market Research Report

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Domestic Airlines Market Research Report | NAICS 48111b | Jun 2014

Slow climb: Travelers will return to the skies, but competition and high fuel costs will limit growth

IBISWorld’s Domestic Airlines market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$143bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
389,937
Businesses
330
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

After experiencing declining revenue and falling demand and profitability during the recession, the industry will experience a modest recovery over the next five years. As consumer and business sentiments rise, the industry is set to improve at a slow and steady rate. Nevertheless, high fuel costs will likely continue cutting into profitability. Further, consolidation will characterize the industry, as major players try to increase profitability and gain a competitive advantage... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Costs to purchase aircraft and specialist machinery, hangar and other airfield space, as well as costs to attract skilled labor and to comply with stringent safety requirements are high and a significant barrier to industry entry. Purchasing aircraft may cost millions of dollars, which may be hard to secure, given the competitive nature of the industry. Complying with government requirements is costly and timely, making it harder to enter the industry. Skilled labor may be hard to come by in times of pilot shortage, considering the extensive training required to be able to work in the industry.

Once a new company enters the industry, barriers to success become even harder... 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 mainline servicesAir freight servicesRegional airline services
 
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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