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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$143bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a moderate level of capital intensity as operators are highly reliant on both capital investment and labor. Expenditure on wages accounts for a larger proportion of revenue than does capital. For every $1.00 invested in capital, about $4.20 is spent on labor. Labor expenses include the wages and salaries paid to pilots, crew members, ground staff and administrative staff. The average industry wage is relatively high at $76,814 per person, per year in 2014. The overall wage reflects long working hours and the industry's strong union representation. Labor costs have traditionally been high as union muscle has dictated cost performances of major airlines... 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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