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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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 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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Industry Analysis

The Global Airlines industry has performed strongly over the past five years, boosted by the improving global economy. As disposable income levels have increased over the past five years, consumers have spent more on discretionary services. Global tourist arrivals have increased 4.8% per year on average over the past five years, with particularly strong growth in emerging economies. According to the International Air Transport Association, the United States currently has the fastest-growing major domestic market. Other markets, such as Asia and Europe, have been slower to grow due to prolonged meek regional economic conditions or weakness in their domestic economies. Combined, these three regions account for an estimated 84.0% of the Global Airlines industry's revenue... 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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