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 Investment

The Global Airlines industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. There is a significant capital investment required to operate an airline; however, over recent years the industry has moved toward a business model of renting or leasing equipment (such as planes) and buildings. Capital expenditure is an ongoing cost and includes the acquisition of new or used aircraft, upgrades to existing vehicles and investment in facilities held by the company. Over the past 10 years, enhancements in technology in the field of aircraft manufacturing, flying and traffic control have improved labor productivity. This led to an increase in the level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates industry operators spend about $0.23 on capital for every $1.00 spent on labor... 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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