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Global Airlines: Market Research Report

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Global Airlines Market Research Report | Jul 2016

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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 period as corporate profit has risen, which has bolstered businesses' travel budgets. Over the five years to 2021, 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... read more

Starting a New Business

The industry experiences high barriers to entry. Costs to purchase specialist machinery, hangar and other airfield space, skilled labor and to satisfy stringent safety requirements are very high and a significant barrier to industry entry. Purchasing aircraft may cost millions of dollars, which may be hard to secure, given the competitive nature of the industry. Complying with government requirements is costly and timely, making it harder to enter the industry. Skilled labor may be hard to come by in times of pilot shortage, considering the extensive training required to be able to work in the industry.

Strict government regulations, licensing and reporting requirements also restrict the amount of new participants into this industry... 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
CargoDomestic passengersInternational passengers
Industry Activities
Scheduled air transportation of revenue passengersNon-scheduled air transportation of revenue passengers

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