Domestic Airlines in the US: Market Research Report

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

A little turbulence: Volatile fuel prices and competition could threaten revenue 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
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 2014. However, thanks to consumer confidence receding slightly from its recent high and people becoming more intent on saving rather than spending, growth in 2014 is projected to be subdued... purchase to read more

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The Domestic Airlines industry has a moderate level of concentration. The top four industry players are estimated to hold a combined market share of more than 66.5% in 2014. This is a significant increase from 2009 when the top four major players held 61.7% market share. Concentration has been on the rise due to consolidation in the industry. Significant mergers occurred in 2008 and 2010: Delta Air and Northwest Airlines combined operations and nearly doubled the company's market share in 2008, and United and Continental did the same in 2010. Most recently, American Airlines and US Airways agreed to merge in 2013, creating the industry's second biggest player in terms of revenue. The level of concentration is not expected to increase significantly over the next five years... 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
Coach class passenger transportationBusiness class passenger transportationFirst class passenger transportationAir freight 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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