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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Scheduled passenger services are by far the industry's largest product segment, made up of coach class, business class 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 as consumers value low prices ahead of more leg room and inflight 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
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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