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Global Airlines: Market Research Report

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Global Airlines Market Research Report | Oct 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 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
Revenue
$727bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment ('000)
1,971
Businesses
10,199
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 past five years as corporate profit has risen, which has bolstered businesses' travel budgets. Over the five years to 2020, 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.


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Industry Products

Mainline carriers

Mainline carriers are the industry's largest product segment, accounting for an estimated 64.5% of industry revenue. Mainline carriers are flag carriers that have large and well-developed home markets. They also have the capacity to exploit deregulation through global alliances and acquisitions. These airlines typically generate over $1.0 billion in annual revenue and offer domestic and international flights, focusing on long-haul routes between and beyond the main alliance hubs. Many mainline carriers also have subsidiaries or affiliates – often with the same company logo – that provide regional transportation to connect passengers to major airline hubs. Once the passengers reach the hubs, mainline carriers then transport the passengers... 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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