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.

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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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 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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The Global Airlines industry has a low level of concentration, with the top four industry players accounting for 20.6% of industry revenue in 2015. In spite of many mergers over the past five years, market share concentration has decreased from 22.6% in 2010. A large anticipated decline in revenue for Air France and Lufthansa, partly driven by an appreciation of the US dollar, is expected to reduce their respective market shares from 4.6% and 4.7% in 2014 to 4.1% and 3.7% in 2015. Over the past five years, market share concentration has remained between 20.5% and 23.0%.

Additionally, increasing demand from Asia and the Middle East has resulted in those countries developing their own aviation sectors... 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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