Global Airlines: Market Research Report

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Global Airlines Market Research Report | Mar 2015

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 focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.

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Market Share of Companies
American Airlines American Airlines market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue for the Global Airlines industry grew in line with a strengthening global economy over the five years to 2014. Over the next five years, industry revenue is expected to increase as income levels increase worldwide and business spending ramps up. Travelers from fast-growing emerging economies will especially benefit the industry... read more

Industry Locations

Most of the world's passenger traffic centers around Asia, Europe and North America, with each accounting for just about one-third of the world's airline traffic. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), China has the fastest-growing major domestic market. However, the Middle East has the highest growth of international passenger traffic over the past decade: in 2015, Middle Eastern carriers account for 5.0% of total passenger traffic, according to IATA.


The Asia region, which includes North Asia, Southeast Asia, India, Central Asia and Oceania, generates about 33.0% of revenue. Strong economic growth in this region is fueling demand for air travel as wealth increases... 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
Mainline carriersRegional carriersCharter and nonscheduled passenger air transportation
Industry Activities
Scheduled air transportation of revenue passengersNon-scheduled air transportation of revenue passengers

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