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Global Airlines: Market Research Report

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Global Airlines Market Research Report | Aug 2013

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
Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines market share
Deutsche Lufthansa Deutsche Lufthansa market share
United Continental Holdings United Continental Holdings market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Revenue
$711bn
Annual Growth 08-13
2.9%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Employment ('000)
1,700
Businesses
9,546
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Global Airlines industry has taken off after suffering massive losses during the global economic downturn. Despite the large decline in revenue at the beginning of the period, industry revenue is estimated to increase at an annualized rate of 2.9% over the five years to 2013. A sense of normality has returned to the industry and revenue growth is expected to be more stable in 2013, increasing 2.8% to $711.0 billion.

Conditions have greatly improved since 2009, which was the industry's worst year in at least two decades. The easing of average airfares and declining passenger numbers during the recession resulted in decreasing revenue. The total number of global tourist arrivals declined 3.8% in 2009, with a stronger decline in international flights compared with domestic... read more

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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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