Analyzing the US Airlines Industry

Analyzing the US Airlines Industry

Air travel remains a large and growing industry. It facilitates economic growth, world trade, international investment and tourism and is therefore central to the globalization taking place in many other industries. In the past decade, air travel has grown by seven percent per year. Travel for both business and leisure purposes grew strongly worldwide.

The US Airlines Industry has grown dramatically since the end of World War II. In 1945, the major airlines flew 3.3 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs). By the mid 1970s, when deregulation was beginning to develop, the major carriers flew 130 billion RPMs. By 1988, after a decade of deregulation, the number of domestic RPMs had reached 330 billion.

Today the domestic industry in the US is a low cost, low fare environment. Most of the major airlines have undergone cost restructuring, with United Airlines obtaining employee concessions in exchange for equity ownership. Some airlines sought the protection of Chapter 11 bankruptcy to restructure and reduce costs and then emerged as strong low-cost competitors. The majority have entered into cross-border alliances to improve profitability through synergy benefits.

Aruvian's R'search presents a new research report on Analyzing the US Airlines Industry. Complete with a PEST Framework Analysis and a Porter's Five Forces Strategy Analysis, this report is a powerhouse of information on the US Airlines Industry. Research data compiled and presented in the report include comprehensive competition analysis of the US Airlines Industry, industry statistics, market profile, market trends, growth opportunities, challenges facing the industry, and much more.

Accompanying the analysis of the US Airlines Industry is a brief profile of the Global Airlines Industry as well, which helps the reader place the US Airlines Industry in a global scenario. A profile of the rise of Low Cost Carriers in the US Airlines Industry is included in the report as well, increasing the overall understanding of the entire industry.

The analysis of the major players in the industry and a future outlook for the sector, completes this essential must-have research report on the US Airlines Industry.
A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction to the Global Airlines Industry
B.1 Deregulation of the Airlines Industry
B.2 Market Profile
B.3 Effects of Restructuring
B.4 Benefits of Consolidation
B.5 The Economics of Segment Length
B.6 Stimulating Demand
B.7 Shaping the Regulatory Response
B.8 Reinforcing Competitive Strengths in the Industry

C. Introduction to the US Airlines Industry
C.1 Industry Definition
C.2 Industry Segmentation
C.3 Historical Background
C.4 Market Synopsis
C.5 Market Value & Volume Statistics C.6 US Airlines Industry in a Global Scenario
C.7 Patterns of Change in the Industry

D. Competition in the Industry
D.1 Overview of the Competitive Scenario
D.2 Nature of Airline Competition
D.3 Impact of Government Policies on Competition
D.4 Service Quality Competition

E. Issues, Trends & Growth Opportunities in the Industry
E.1 Issues & Challenges Facing the Industry
E.2 Trends in the Industry
E.3 Growth Opportunities in the Industry

F. US Airlines Industry: PEST Framework Analysis
F.1 Political Aspects
F.2 Economic Aspects
F.3 Social Aspects
F.4 Technological Aspects

G. Porter's Five Forces Strategy Analysis
G.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers
G.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
G.3 Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
G.4 Threat of New Entrants
G.5 Threat of Substitutes
G.6 Conclusion

H. The Influence of the Airlines Industry on American Companies

I. The Emergence of Low Cost Carriers (LCC) in the US
I.1 Introduction
I.2 The Rise of Low Cost Carriers
I.3 Factors Influencing the Market Entry of LCCs
I.4 LCCs and Network Hubs
I.5 Impact of Airport/Market Competition & Concentration
I.6 Network Exposure & Future Growth of LCCs
I.7 Conclusion

J. Leading Industry Contributors
J.1 AMR Corporation
J.2 Continental Airlines, Inc.
J.3 Delta Air Lines, Inc.
J.4 Southwest Airlines Co.
J.5 UAL Corporation
J.6 US Airways Group, Inc.
J.7 Northwest Airlines

K. US Airlines Industry: Future Perspective

L. Appendix

M. Glossary of Terms

Companies Mentioned

AMR Corporation
Continental Airlines, Inc.
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Southwest Airlines Co.
UAL Corporation
US Airways Group, Inc.
Northwest Airlines