Despite rising levels of airborne passenger and cargo traffic, revenue for the Global Airlines industry has grown sluggishly over the past five years as volatile fuel prices and growing competition have placed downward pressure on airline ticket prices and freight shipping rates, constraining industry revenue growth. Moreover, the total value of world trade has decreased over the past five years, limiting demand for cargo transportation services. At the same time, recent growth in global per capita income has fueled demand for airline passenger transportation. Moving forward, industry revenue is projected to prosper as continued increases in global per capita income and travel activity are bolstered by economic growth in Asia and other emerging markets...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Global Airlines industry has experienced sluggish growth over the past five years as excess carrying capacity, rising internal competition and volatile trends in the price of fuel have placed significant downward pressure on airline ticket prices and freight shipping rates. Slowing growth in China and weak economic growth in Europe have also negatively influenced industry revenue, while the continued appreciation of the US dollar has resulted in limited international demand for several of the industry's largest US-based operators. At the same time, passenger and cargo traffic have exhibited strong growth as rising levels of global disposable income and consumer spending have bolstered demand for airline services from the expanding middle classes in several emerging economies. Con...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Global Airlines Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Airlines Industry are

  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Effective cost controls
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global tourist arrivals and Global per capita income in the Global Airlines industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Airlines Industry?

    The Global Airlines industry includes airlines that transport passengers over scheduled or nonscheduled routes, both domestically and internationally. Cargo that is transported within passenger aircraft is also included in this industry, though dedicated cargo airlines are excluded from this industry definition.

    Industry Products
  • Cargo transportation
  • Domestic passenger transportation
  • International passenger transportation
  • Industry Activities
  • Scheduled air transportation of revenue passengers
  • Non-scheduled air transportation of revenue passengers
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global tourist arrivals
  • Global per capita income
  • World GDP
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
    Mixed revenue conditionsAirline profitIndustry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Improving revenue conditionsProfit and participation
  • Table: Global Airlines Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Airlines Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Business Activities
  • Global Tourism

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Airport Operation
  • Global Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Global Travel Agency Services

  • Products & Services
  • Domestic passenger transportation
  • International passenger transportation
  • Other
  • Cargo transportation
  • Chart: Global Airlines Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Passengers
  • Cargo

  • Major Markets
  • Economy class travelers
  • Business and first class travelers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Airlines Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Airlines

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Airlines Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Delta Air Lines Inc., American Airlines Group Inc., Deutsche Lufthansa AG, United Continental Holdings Inc.,
  • Table: Delta Air Lines Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: American Airlines Group Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Deutsche Lufthansa AG - financial performance
  • Table: United Continental Holdings Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Airlines Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Airlines Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • World price of crude oil (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Code-Sharing Agreement
  • An agreement between two airlines to share the same flight; a seat can be purchased on one airline, but is actually operated by a cooperating airline under a different flight number or code.
  • Iata
  • International Air Transport Association.
  • Open-Skies Agreement
  • An international agreement under which two or more countries permit unrestricted overflight and landing rights to one another.
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