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Airlines - Global Outlook 2009

  • ID: 342296
  • January 2009
  • Region: Global
  • 173 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

The global outlook series on Airlines provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers a bird’s eye view of the air transportation industry, underlines market fundamentals driving growth, and shaping challenges, highlights trends in air traffic (passenger, and cargo), analyzes fleet dynamics, and studies the implications of the ever rising fuel costs, and the deep-seated impact of war and terrorism.

The reader stands to gain a sneak peek into noteworthy airline business trends, latest technological trends, and the recent mergers, acquisitions, and corporate developments changing the industry’s landscape. Regional markets briefly discussed and annotated with 45 invaluable tables, and accompanying graphs/charts, include the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Europe, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Russia, UK, Asia, Australia, China, India, Malaysia, Latin America, Chile, Middle East, and Africa. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 346 companies worldwide.

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1. Overview 1
Global Airlines in 2008 1
Global Airline Industry to Incur Huge Losses 1

Table 1: Global Airline Market (2003-2008): Fuel Expenditure
in US$ Billions 1

Table 2: Global Airline Market (2008): Profit/ Loss in US$
Millions by Region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
Middle East, Latin America, and Africa 2

Consolidation to Transform Industry 2
Credit Crisis to Affect Lending Channels 2
Outlook for 2009 3
Economic Development - The Engine of Air Travel Growth 3
Airlines Lift Surcharges Following Drop in Oil Prices 3
Airport Retailing to Remain Buoyant 3
In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity - Gaining Prominence 3

Table 3: Global In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity
Market (2007): Annual Market in US$ Million for North
America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East & Africa 4

Market for In-Flight Broadband Services to Expand 4
Airlines on Weight Loss Regime! 4
Industry’s Commitment Towards Eco-Friendly Drive Remains
Unchanged 5
US-EU Open Skies Agreement - Towards an Unfettered Aviation
Industry 5
New Concepts Pushing the Global Airline Industry 5
E-Ticketing 5
Bar-Coded Boarding Passes (BCBP) 6
E-freight 6
Aircraft Industry Mirrors Trends in Air Travel 6
Declining Costs and Improving Efficiency 6
Increasing Fuel Cost Invigorating New Aircraft Deliveries 6
Fractional Ownership - An Emerging Business Option 7
Business Flying Expanding Phenomenally 7
Engine Market - Mirroring the Growth 7
Weakening US Dollar - A Bane for Airbus 7
High Fuel Prices Cuts Profitability of Most International
Airliners 8
Alliances: Cost-effective Method to Increase Scope and Reach 8
Star Alliance: A Major Force 8
Oneworld™: Shrinking the World 9
SkyTeam 9
Wings 9
Congestion - The Core Problem at Airports 9
Helicopters - Braving Winds of Turbulence 10
Aircraft Leasing: Mainstay for Emerging Asian Aviation Industry 10
Finance or Capital Lease 10
Operating Lease 10
Environmental Issues - Increasing Focus 10
Regulatory Trends in the Aircraft Industry 11
Airline Traffic - Analytical Review by Freight and Passenger
Transport 11
Freight Traffic 11

Table 4: Global Airlines Market (2006): Cargo in Million
Metric Tons by Select Airport City - Memphis, Hong Kong,
Anchorage, Seoul, and Tokyo 11

Table 5: Leading Air Cargo Airlines in the Global Market
(2005 & 2006): Freight Ton Kilometers (FTKs) in Million for
Air France/KLM, American Airlines, Asiana, British Airways,
Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Emirates, FedEx, Korean Air,
Lufthansa Group, Malaysia, Northwest Air, Qantas, Singapore
Airlines, and United Airlines 12

Table 6: Global Airlines Market by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East & Africa, and Latin American Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Freight Traffic in
Billions of Freight Ton Kilometers (FTKs) for Years 2004
through 2009 12

Table 7: Global Airlines Market (2005 & 2009): Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Freight Traffic in Billions of Freight
Ton Kilometers for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific,
(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America 13

Passenger Traffic 13
Classification 13
First Class 13
Business/Executive Class 13
Economy/Tourist Class 13

Table 8: Global Market Analysis for Airline Passenger
Traffic by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and
Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Figures in Billions of Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs)
for Years 2004 through 2009 14

Table 9: Global Airlines Market (2005 & 2009): Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Passenger Traffic in Billions of
Revenue Passenger Kilometers for USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, (excluding Japan), Middle East &
Africa, and Latin America 15

Table 10: Global Airlines Market (2006): Number of
Passengers in Millions by Select Airport City - Atlanta,
Chicago, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Dallas, Paris,
Frankfurt, Beijing, and Denver 15

Table 11: Global Leading Airlines by System Traffic
(2008): Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs) in Billion for
Air Canada, Air France KLM, American, British Airways,
Cathay Pacific, Continental, Emirates, and Others 16

Table 12: Global Leading Airlines by System Traffic
(2007): Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs) in Billions
for Air Canada, Air France KLM, American, Beria, British
Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Others 16

Table 13: Global Airline Market (2007): Operating Revenues
of Select Airlines in US$ Billion 17

Table 14: Global Leading Airlines by International Traffic
(2006): Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs) in Billions
for Air France/KLM, British Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore
Airlines and Others 17

Table 15: Leading Low-Cost Carriers in the Global Market
(2006): Fleet Size for Air Berlin, AirTran, easyJet, Gol,
JetBlue, Ryanair, Southwest, TAM, US Airways, and WestJet 18

Table 16: Leading Low-Cost Carriers in the Global Market
(2006): Passenger Traffic and Revenue Passenger kilometers
for Air Berlin, AirTran, easyJet, Gol, JetBlue, Southwest,
US Airways, and WestJet 18

Table 17: Global Non-US Airline Market (2005): Number of
Passengers in Thousands by Airline - Japan Airlines,
Qantas Group, Alitalia, and Others 19

Table 18: Leading Airlines in the Global Non-US Airline
Traffic Market (2005): Freight Ton Kilometers (FTKs) in
Million for Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Cargolux, and
Others 19

Table 19: Leading Airlines in the Global Non-US Airline
Traffic Market (2005): Revenue Per Kilometers (RPKs) in
Billion for Japan Airlines, Qantas Group, Cathay Pacific,
and Others 20

Table 20: Global Airline Market (2005): Operating Revenues
of Select Airlines in US$ Billion 20

2. Technological Trends 21
Current Icing Potential - A Tool to Prevent In-Flight Icing 21
NASA Develops a New Acoustic Control Technique 21
Diesel - A Substitute to Avgas 21
Research & Development in Aircraft Industry 22

3. Mergers and Acquisitions 22

4. Strategic Corporate Developments 36

5. Product/Service Launches 70

6. A North American Perspective 95

6a. United States 95
Overview 95

Table 21: Top Ten Airlines in the US (2006): Revenues in US$
Billion for AirTran, Alaska Air, American, Continental,
Delta, JetBlue, Northwest, Southwest, United, and US Airways 95

Fuel Crisis and Drop in Demand Force Mayhem in the Market 96
Additional East Coast Routes to Save Costs in the US 96
Airlines to Ground Large Number of Aircraft 96
Lower Oil Supports US Airlines to Survive Credit Crisis 96
Airlines Lift Surcharges to Europe Following Sliding Jet Fuel
Prices 97
2009 Might Witness More Capacity Cuts 97
US Airline Sector Witness More Bankruptcies and Consolidation 97
Consolidation Hurts Distributors 97
Decline in Domestic Capacity to Balance Rise in International
In-take Capacity 98
Technological Developments 98

Table 22: US Air Carriers Freight Revenue by Category -
Domestic and International Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Figures in Billions of Revenue Ton Miles (RTMs)
for Years 2003 through 2008 98

Table 23: US Leading Carriers International Traffic (2006):
Number of Passengers, Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs),
Freight Ton Kilometers (FTKs), and Revenue Per Kilometers
(RPKs) for American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United,
and US Airways 99

Table 24: Leading Carriers System Traffic in the US (2006):
Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs) in Billion for American,
United, Delta, Continental, Northwest, Southwest, US Airways,
America West, JetBlue, Alaska, AirTran, ExpressJet, and
SkyWest 99

Table 25: Leading Carriers Domestic Traffic in the US (2006):
Freight Ton Kilometers (FTKs) in Million for ABX Air, Delta,
United, American, Northwest, and UPS 100

Table 26: Leading Regional & Specialty Carriers Traffic in
the US (2005): Number of Passengers in Thousands for US
Airways, Allegiant, Shuttle America, and Others 100

Table 27: Airlines Market in the US (2005): Percentage of
Flights with On-Time Arrivals by Airline - AirTran, Alaska,
America West, American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue,
Northwest, Southwest, United, and US Airways 100

Airfreight Market - Facing Competition from Integrated Carriers 101

Table 28: National Air Carriers in the US (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Freight Traffic for Atlas, Polar, Gemini,
Evergreen, Arrow, and Others 101

Effects of Deregulation 101

Table 29: Regional and Specialty Air Carriers in the US (2005
and 2008*): Percentage Breakdown of Freight Traffic for
Airborne Express, Southern, Tradewinds, Kalitta, Florida
West, and Others 102

Table 30: Leading Airlines in the US Domestic Carrier Market
(2006): Percentage Breakdown of Revenue Passenger Miles for
American, United, Delta, Southwest, US Airways/America West,
Continental, Northwest and Others 102

High Fuel Prices Erode Profitability of US Airliners 102
Budget Airlines Vs Full-Service Airlines in the US 103
Outlook 103

6b. Canada 103
Overview 103
Serious Blows & Intense Competition 103
Growth Impeding Factors 104
Leading Players - Competition 104
The Competition Act - Dissolving Monopoly 104
Pressure Towards Open Sky Policy - Role of Canadian Chamber of
Commerce 104

7. Mexico 104
Overview 104

Table 31: Leading Airports by Passenger Traffic in Mexico
(2006): Percentage Breakdown by Airport - Cancun,
Guadalajara, Mexico, Monterrey, Pto Vallarta, and Tijuana 105

8. Japan 105
Underdeveloped Tourism - The Major Bottleneck 105
Airline Sector - Fall and Rise 105
Emergency Aid and Impact 106
Outlook 106

9. A European Perspective 106
Overview 106
Passenger Traffic 107

Table 32: Leading Airlines in Europe (2007): Passenger
Traffic and Revenue Passenger kilometers for Air France,
Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Deutsche Lufthansa, and
Others 107

Freight Traffic 107

Table 33: Leading Airlines in Europe (2007): Total Freight
Ton kilometers (TFTKs) and Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs)
for Air France, Air One, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways,
and Others 107

Table 34: Leading Air Cargo Airlines in Europe (2005):
Freight Ton Kilometers (FTKs) in Million for Air France/KLM,
British Airways, Cargolux, Lufthansa Group, and Martinair 108

Passenger Traffic at Smaller Airports 108
Trends & Issues 108
Block Exemption Renewal 108
Regulations: A Brief Overview 108
Infrastructure Issues 108
EU Approves European Aviation Safety Agency 108
Eurocontrol: A Brief Note 109
Business Travelers: Changing Preferences 109
Strategic Developments 109
Centralwings and Germanwings Join Forces 109
Aeroflot Acquires Arkhangelsk 109

9a. Czech Republic 109
Overview 109

9b. France 110
Overview 110

9c. Germany 110
Overview 110

9d. Ireland 110
Overview 110

9e. Italy 110
Overview 110

9f. Poland 111
Overview 111

Table 35: Airline Market in Poland (2006): Major Carriers by
Number of Passengers and Percentage Market Share for Air
France, British Airways, Centralwings, EasyJet, Germanwings,
LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Ryanair, SkyEurope, WizzAir,
and Others 111

9g. Russia 111
Air Travel Demand to Escalate 111
Russian Aircraft Vs. Western Aircraft - A Comparison 111
Import Duties - Impact on the Growth of Small Players 112
Competitive Scenario 112
Outlook 112

9h. Spain 112
Overview 112

9i. Switzerland 113
Overview 113

9j. United Kingdom 113
Overview 113
Low Demand and High Costs Distress Industry 113
BAA’s Leadership Under Scanner 113
Online Reservations: Low Cost Airlines Heading the Pack 114
National Air Traffic Control - Privatization 114

10. Asia-Pacific 114
Airlines Resist Asia-Wide Trend of Passenger Traffic Declines 114

Table 36: Asian Airline Sector (2007): Percentage Breakdown
of Total Revenues by Passenger, Cargo and Other for AirAsia,
Air China, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines,
Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways 115

Airlines Clip Fuel Hedges to Save on Oil Costs 115
Premium Air Travel Gaining Grounds in Asia 115
Asian Airports Facing Congestion 115
Outsourcing Creating Opportunities for Independent MRO Service
Providers 116

10a.Australia 116
Overview 116
Deteriorating Financial Crisis Force Airlines to Slash Services 116
Deregulation - The Impact 117
Entry of Impulse Airlines and Virgin Blue Airlines - Major
Breakthroughs 117
Regional Airline Segment - Growing in Leaps & Bounds 117
Competitive Scenario 117
Strategic Developments 117
Outlook 117

10b.China 118
China’s Airline Industry Challenged by Faltering Global Economy 118
Industry Reforms 118
Deregulation 118
International Investments & Associated Apprehensions 119
Commercial Aviation - Making it Big 119
Consolidation - Gathers Momentum 119
Big Three Vs New Entrants 119
Underdeveloped Air Cargo Business - The Effect 119

Table 37: Chinese Air Cargo Market (2007): Percentage
Breakdown by Region - Central Southern China, Eastern China,
Northern China, Northeastern China, Northwestern China, and
Southwestern China 119

Table 38: Chinese Cargo Transport Market by Leading Airline -
Hong Kong International, Beijing Capital International,
Shanghai Hongqiao, Guangzhou Baiyun International, Shanghai
Pudong International, and Shenzhen International
Independently Analyzed With Annual Figures in ‘000s of Metric
Tons for Years 2003 through 2008 120

Airline Passenger Traffic - Scaling New Heights 120
Outlook 120
Major Airports 120

10c.India 121
Current Scenario 121

Table 39: Scheduled Passenger Traffic in India (2007):
Percentage Market Share by Leading Carriers -Jet Airways +
Jet Lite, Kingfisher + Air Deccan, Indian, Spicejet, and
Others 121

Rigid Fuel Procurement Cost Structure 121
Industry to Enhance Efficiency to Curtail the Effect 121
Future Remains Optimistic 122
Crisis Brings Competitors Together 122
Lack of Lenders May Result in Canceling Orders for New Aircrafts 122
Budget Carriers in Trouble 122
Challenges to Reckon With 123
FDI Guidelines for Indian Aviation 123
The Role of AAI and Civil Aviation Ministry 123

10d.Korea 123
Competitive Scenario 123

10e.Malaysia 124
Competitive Scenario 124

Table 40: Aerospace Market in Malaysia (2006): Imports of
Airplanes, Aircraft Parts, and Helicopters in US$ Million 124

10f.New Zealand 124
Competitive Scenario 124

10g.Singapore 124
Competitive Scenario 124

10h.Taiwan 125
Overview 125
Cross Strait Flights to Accelerate Industry 125
Competitive Scenario in China Bound Air Travel Market 125

Table 41: Leading Airlines by Passengers in Taiwan (2007):
Percentage Market Share China Airlines (CAL), Cathay +
Dragonair, Eva, and Others 125

Table 42: Leading Airlines by Cargo Carrier in Taiwan (2007):
Percentage Market Share for China Airlines (CAL), Cathay +
Dragonair, Eva, and Others 125

10i.Thailand 126
Infrastructure and Competitive Scenario 126

10j.Vietnam 126
Overview 126
Competitive Scenario 126
Government’s Initiative to Improve Infrastructure 126

11. A Latin American Perspective 126
Airline Industry: Bucking The Trend 126
Airline Freight Traffic 127

Table 43: Leading Air Cargo Airlines in Latin America and
Caribbean (2005): Freight Ton Kilometers (FTKs) in Million
for Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeropostal, LAN Airlines, Tampa
Colombia, and Varig 127

Outlook 127

11a.Argentina 127
Overview 127

11b.Brazil 127
Crisis in Brazilian Air Transportation Sector 127

Table 44: Leading Airports by Passenger Traffic in Brazil
(2006): Percentage Breakdown by Airport - Brasilia, Confins,
Fortaleza, Guarulhos, Rio-Galeao, and Sao Paulo 128

11c.Chile 128
Overview 128

Table 45: Leading Airports by Passenger Traffic in Chile
(2006): Percentage Breakdown by Airport - Santiago Int'l
(AMB), El Tepual, Cerro Moreno and Others 128

12. A Middle East Perspective 128
Overview 128
Middle Eastern Airlines Sector, the Brightest Spot in the
Overall Airlines Market 128
Private (Business) Aviation Sector on Rise 129
Middle East MRO Sector to Boom 129
Privatization of Airlines Gains Momentum in the Middle East 129
Protected Markets in Arab Nations - The Major Bottleneck 129
Saudi Arabian Airlines Vs Air Emirates - A Comparative Analysis 130
Strategic Developments 130

12a.Israel 130
Infrastructure and Competitive Scenario 130

12b.United Arab Emirates 130
Airline Industry Continues to Head for Huge Losses 130
Carriers Slash Prices 130

13. An African Perspective 131
Overview 131
Outlook 131

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Narrow Body Aircraft 132
Wide Body Aircraft 132
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