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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 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.

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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

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

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
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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