Global Airlines: Market Research Report

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Global Airlines Market Research Report | Jul 2016

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Airlines global 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 globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
American Airlines American Airlines market share
Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines market share
United Continental Holdings United Continental Holdings market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global Airlines industry has taken off over the past five years. Airlines have exhibited positive growth since 2010. As unemployment has declined in developed economies and disposable income has risen in emerging economies, vacation and discretionary travel spending has increased. In addition, the number of business travelers, who usually pay a premium for tickets, has increased over the period as corporate profit has risen, which has bolstered businesses' travel budgets. Over the five years to 2021, passenger numbers are expected to rise as income levels increase worldwide and business spending ramps up. Travelers from fast-growing emerging economies will especially benefit the industry... read more

Industry Products


This industry offers various services for businesses and households for the transportation and delivery of goods. Air freight and cargo services are expected to account for 8.4% of revenue generated by this industry according to the latest information published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Over the past five years, this segment's share of revenue has declined from an estimated 10.4% in 2011. Demand for passenger transportation has outpaced demand for cargo services, which has resulted in a decline in cargo services' share of revenue.

Domestic passengers

This segments includes passengers travelling within the geographical boundaries of a country... read more


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What is the Global Airlines Industry?

Passenger airlines provide air transportation of passengers over scheduled or nonscheduled routes, domestically and internationally. Transportation of cargo is excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
CargoDomestic passengersInternational passengers
Industry Activities
Scheduled air transportation of revenue passengersNon-scheduled air transportation of revenue passengers

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