The Airline BusinessThe Airline Business



The second edition of Rigas Doganis' book brings the airline industry story up to date, exploring airline mergers and alliances, price wars, the impact of disasters and the future prospects for the industry as a whole.

Author: Rigas Doganis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415346150

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Page: 307

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The second edition of Rigas Doganis' book brings the airline industry story up to date, exploring airline mergers and alliances, price wars, the impact of disasters and the future prospects for the industry as a whole.

Airline Business in the 21st CenturyAirline Business in the 21st Century



This book focuses on the major issues that will affect the airline industry in this new millennium.

Author: Rigas Doganis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134618217

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Page: 256

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This book focuses on the major issues that will affect the airline industry in this new millennium. It tells of an industry working on low margins and of cut-throat competition resulting from 'open skies'. Among the issues discussed are: * the low-cost airline * the impact of electronic commerce * the debate on global airline alliances * privatizing state-owned airlines * the creation of a Trans Atlantic Common Aviation area Most importantly, the book carefully analyzes the strategies that are needed for airlines to succeed in the twenty-first century. This is essential reading for anyone interested in aviation.

The Airline Business in the Twenty first CenturyThe Airline Business in the Twenty first Century



But few know the real story. This book for the first time sets the record straight. The Airline Business in the Twenty-first Century focuses on the major issues that will affect the airline industry as we enter a new millennium.

Author: Rigas Doganis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415208831

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Page: 240

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This book will be useful for those working in the airline industry and for students.

The Airline IndustryThe Airline Industry



The debate on the future of the aviation sector and the viability of its traditional business practices is the core of this book.

Author: Alessandro Cento

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3790820881

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Page: 184

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The debate on the future of the aviation sector and the viability of its traditional business practices is the core of this book. The liberalization of the EU market in the 1990s has radically modi?ed the competitive environment and the nature of airline competition. Furthermore, the new millennium began with terrorist attacks, epidemics, trade globalization, and the rise of oil prices, all of which combined to push the industry into a “perfect storm”. Airline industry pro?tability has been an elusive goal for several decades and the recent events has only accentuated existing weaknesses. The main concern of ind- try observers is whether the airline business model, successful during the 1980s and 1990s, is now sustainable in a market crowded by low-cost carriers. The airlines that will respond rapidly and determinedly to increase pressure to restructure, conso- date and segment the industry will achieve competitive advantages. In this context, the present study aims to model the new conduct of the ‘legacy’ carriers in a new liberalized European market in terms of network and pricing competition with l- cost carriers and competitive reaction to the global economic crises.

Re platforming the Airline BusinessRe platforming the Airline Business



This book proposes that different sectors of the aviation industry, particularly airlines and airports, should consider using not just a wide array of technologies (Artificial Intelligence, biometrics, blockchain, and the Internet of ...

Author: Nawal K. Taneja

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429768972

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Page: 222

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Airline business models continue to be shaped by powerful forces relating to customers, complexities and regulators. However, at the same time, there are emerging technologies that can help airlines cater to the needs of their changing customer bases and manage the complexities of the business. In his previous books, Nawal Taneja has deliberated on these forces and how the airline industry is poised for disruptive change that could come from within or outside of the industry. He also discussed the point that the airline planning systems and process in use are neither contemporary nor sufficiently integrated to meet the changing needs of customers who now are looking for outcomes, not products. In Re-platforming the Airline Business: To Meet Travelers' Total Mobility Needs, Taneja not only reiterates the need for transformation of the airline business but provides a map of the transformational process. This book proposes that different sectors of the aviation industry, particularly airlines and airports, should consider using not just a wide array of technologies (Artificial Intelligence, biometrics, blockchain, and the Internet of Things), but also specifically-designed customer-centric platforms to make informed decisions and to develop and implement transformative strategies to meet travelers’ total mobility needs. These technologies and platforms can enable airlines and airports to achieve scale and scope as well as agility and flexibility (through strategic partnerships) to offer intelligently aggregated travel-related services right now. Subsequently, they will enable various members in the travel chain to provide solutions to travelers’ global mobility requirements, effectively and with better experiences.

Deregulation and the Airline Business in EuropeDeregulation and the Airline Business in Europe



This book examines the deregulation which has taken place since then and in particular looks at the single most important reprurcussion of the deregulation of Europe's skies - the rise of the low cost airline.

Author: Sean Barrett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134062904

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Page: 208

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Almost 117 million passengers flew on Europe's low cost airlines in 2006. This statistic would have seemed beyond belief in the mid-1980s when air transport was a heavily regulated sphere. This book examines the deregulation which has taken place since then and in particular looks at the single most important reprurcussion of the deregulation of Europe's skies - the rise of the low cost airline. Sean Barret has been involved in the debates surrounding this right from the start and is well placed to provide a scholarly study of the issue. The book spends much time looking at the success of Ryanair in this period - this provides the perfect case study given the dominant role that the company has taken up over recent years.

The Global Airline IndustryThe Global Airline Industry



In this second edition, many updates have been included to reflect new developments in the airline industry through 2014, including detailed discussion of the low-cost carrier (LCC) and emerging global airline sectors of the industry.

Author: Peter Belobaba

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118881170

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Page: 536

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The Global Airline Industry Second Editionprovides a definitive introduction to the global air transportationsystem. It features detailed coverage of airline economics,strategy, management, scheduling, operations, and ticketdistribution, as well as survey chapters on aviation safety andsecurity, airports, air traffic control, environmental impacts, andthe international regulatory environment in which the industryoperates. It offers a global perspective, drawing on theeditors’ extensive experience with airline and air transportissues and featuring contributions from experts all around theworld. The Global Airline Industry, Second Edition has beensignificantly revised and updated from the bestselling firstedition and now also includes a chapter on Airline RevenueManagement.

Modeling Applications in the Airline IndustryModeling Applications in the Airline Industry



In particular the book makes accessible the complexities of the key airline functions and explains the interrelation between them.

Author: Ahmed Abdelghany

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317094906

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Page: 290

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Modeling Applications in the Airline Industry explains the different functions and tactics performed by airlines during their planning and operation phases. Each function receives a full explanation of the challenges it brings and a solution methodology is presented, supported by numerical illustrative examples wherever possible. The book also highlights the main limitations of current practice and provides a brief description of future work related to each function. The authors have filtered the rich literature of airline management to include only the research that has actually been adopted by the airlines, giving a genuinely accurate representation of real airline management and its continuing development of solution methodologies. The book consists of 20 chapters divided into 4 sections: - Demand Modeling and Forecasting - Scheduling of Resources - Revenue Management - Irregular Operations Management. The book will be a valuable source or a handbook for individuals seeking a career in airline management. Written by experts with significant working experience within the industry, it offers readers insights to the real practice of operations modelling. In particular the book makes accessible the complexities of the key airline functions and explains the interrelation between them.

Airline ManagementAirline Management



This book, first published in 1965, illustrates the world of management in the airline industry.

Author: W.S. Barry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351813952

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Page: 348

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This book, first published in 1965, illustrates the world of management in the airline industry. It examines the external relations with customers, government, investors, suppliers and competitors, as well as internal relations within the business such as organization and industrial relations.

Simpli FlyingSimpli Flying



The airline industry is in a state of radical restructuring as its markets and key stakeholders (customers, airline labour and management groups, governments, and the financial community) adjust to the new aviation realities.

Author: Nawal K. Taneja

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351900058

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Page: 256

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The airline industry is in a state of radical restructuring as its markets and key stakeholders (customers, airline labour and management groups, governments, and the financial community) adjust to the new aviation realities. Airline executives can be forgiven for being overwhelmed by technology proliferation, zestful new paradigm airlines, September 2001, business cycles, Iraq, SARS, and animal diseases. The leadership challenge for all carriers is now to select and execute appropriate business models, thinking both 'inside' and 'outside' the 'box', to turn conventional wisdom upside down to achieve dramatic increases in productivity. Some legacy carriers still need to create an effective strategy for much larger cycles that encompass major discontinuities. Burdened by past decisions, they are forced to fight with one hand tied behind their back to 'convert volume to value', to survive and prosper. Some new airlines have been at the forefront of shaping change, developing a vision of the mass-market, assessing the customer value of their core processes, and using a 'back-to-basics' business approach. Both groups should take a sideways glance at what works in other industries and implement those insights into actions. Some examples featured in this book include: ” Wal-Mart's virtually real time inventory system; ” Target's business model based around a unique customer experience; ” Dell Computers' business model based around direct sales and mass customization; ” Unilever's organizational structure around value creation and value delivery departments; ” Shell International's development of scenarios of alternate futures; ” Harrah's Entertainment's use of information technology to recognize and reward valuable customers; ” The Warehouse's communication system with its suppliers to produce efficiency at both ends for the common benefit of the customer; ” Nissan's cross-functional teams; ” DoCoMo's management of human passion in customers; ” Nike's innovation resulting in 'industry-transforming' products; ” Toyota's 'Construction of Cost Competitiveness for the 21st Century'. Written by an experienced airline business strategist and international in scope, this wide-ranging book identifies challenges and problems, presents comprehensive analyses and suggests some solutions. Key features include: ” a comparison with 14 other business sectors (unique amongst aviation books); ” examples of airlines who have changed their business models; ” a detailed study of branding, including mistakes and critical success factors; ” how to manage risk by transforming supplier relationships; ” plausible scenarios for the future to prepare for major transformation; ” the emerging role of passenger management systems to identify, serve, and retain high value passengers. The author identifies the new realities and the obstacles to change, the need to revitalize product development and renew the customer experience. He deals with public policy and the need to revise supplier relationships, especially with aircraft maintenance providers, and looks at successes and failures in other industries. This is rounded off with a clarion call to governments, labour unions, airports, manufacturers, suppliers and above all airline management, to shake off the past, and to address the challenges and opportunities. His approach is to provide impartial analysis and pragmatic insights into vital enablers of change, potential business models, execution strategy, ways to make stakeholders more influential, wisdom from other businesses, and to present scenarios to make busy executives stop and think. The readership includes the broadest cross-section of practitioners in the global airline and related industries, as well as those affected by the industry and seeking a deeper understanding of it. This includes including airlines, government civil aviation departments, the aviation divisions of the financial community (investment banks and leasing companies), aircraft manufacturers and their suppliers, airports, information technology companies, as well as customers and other stakeholders.

Air Transport ManagementAir Transport Management



With the inclusion of fascinating case studies, this handbook assesses different business models used by international companies and proposes best fit management practices which airlines should follow in order to survive.

Author: Eyden Samunderu

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749484576

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Page: 288

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The aviation industry is a major driver of world trade. As global markets and economies are constantly evolving, practitioners and academics need more quality information and a broader perspective of aviation management rather than just silo-based knowledge, particularly if they wish to move up the management ladder and progress. Air Transport Management presents the dynamic shifts which have influenced structural changes in the aviation industry, such as the emergence of low cost carriers. These changes have transformed the market, leading to deregulation and consolidation. The author provides a viable road map aimed at giving students and managers in the aviation industry a rigorous understanding on how to manage strategically in complex and turbulent market conditions. Air Transport Management examines the airline industry structure in terms of entry barriers, competition dynamics and competing business models. With the inclusion of fascinating case studies, this handbook assesses different business models used by international companies and proposes best fit management practices which airlines should follow in order to survive. Online supporting resources include PowerPoints of lesson plans.

Airline IndustryAirline Industry



Airline Industry considers whether the airline industry is poised for disruptive innovations from inside or outside of the industry.

Author: Nawal K. Taneja

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317183075

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Page: 270

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Many business sectors have been, and are being, forced to compete with new competitors-disrupters of some sort-who have found new ways to create and deliver new value for customers often through the use of technology that is coupled with a new underlying production or business model, and/or a broad array of partners, including, in some cases, customers themselves. Think about the disruption created by Apple by the introduction of the iPod and iTunes, and by Netflix within the entertainment sectors using partners within the ecosystem; think of Uber that didn’t build an app around the taxi business but rather built a mobility business around the app to improve customer experience. Airline Industry considers whether the airline industry is poised for disruptive innovations from inside or outside of the industry. Although airlines have a long history of continuous improvements and innovation, few of their innovations can be classified as disruptive innovations. The few disruptive innovations that did emerge were facilitated, for example by new technology (jet aircraft) and government policy (deregulation). Now there are new forces in play-customers who expect to receive products that are more personalized and experience-based throughout the entire journey, new customer interfaces (via social media), advanced information systems and analytics, financially powerful airlines based in emerging nations, and the rise of unencumbered entrepreneurs who think differently as well as platform-focused integrators.

Wheels UpWheels Up



WHEELS UP: AIRLINE BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT is the first text that teaches the fundamentals of strategic business planning as they apply to the airline industry.

Author: J. G. Wensveen

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015060893685

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Page: 202

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WHEELS UP: AIRLINE BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT is the first text that teaches the fundamentals of strategic business planning as they apply to the airline industry. Dr. John Wensveen – an international consultant and Assistant Professor of Airline Management at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – focuses on issues of particular concern to airline professionals. Flexibility in the current competitive environment, the importance of understanding the structural organization of an airline, and the considerations necessary when making any strategic decision are just a few of the recurring themes he addresses. In addition, the reader is encouraged to consider current trends (post-9/11) and topics of special interest (cost-cutting, aircraft fleet management, and corporate structure, to name a few) while learning the process of creating a successful business plan. Written to be accessible to executives, graduates, and undergraduates, Wensveen's text will be of interest to aviation enthusiasts as well as professionals in the field.

Rethinking Airline Business ModelsRethinking Airline Business Models



The topic of business models in the commercial aviation industry has been researched by many scholars.

Author: Julian Rossy

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ISBN: 3038910945

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Page: 125

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The topic of business models in the commercial aviation industry has been researched by many scholars. They have revealed a phenomenon called "convergence of models": the business model of low-cost carriers goes towards full-service and the business model of full-service carriers goes towards low-cost. Using this phenomenon as a starting point, this thesis aims to rethink the way business models are perceived. From an airline-centered reflection, the goal is to develop a new terminology that is customer-centric. The ultimate target is to reduce the confusion of travelers flying on a given airline. To reach this result, the four generally accepted business models - low-cost, full-service, regional and leisure - are being broken down into components and patterns, resulting in a skeleton called "Airline Business Model Framework". This framework is used for the analysis of 40+ carriers in the perspective of building new strategies and develop a new terminology for the dominant business models. Based on many criteria, the author proposes four new terms for business models: "No-frills carriers", "Unbundlers", "Boutique carriers" and "Connectors". The differentiation between the models focuses on the service level provided to passengers, and not only on the structure of the airline itself. Successfully tested with the analysis of more than 130 airlines, the new terminology is a tool to better describe and differentiate airlines in the strong competitive landscape of the airline industry in this 21st century.

Management in the Airline IndustryManagement in the Airline Industry



Combining contemporary HRM theory and practice with debates in critical management and in industrial relations, this book examines the peculiar challenge that civil aviation pilots present for management.

Author: Geraint Harvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134167340

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Page: 176

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Combining contemporary HRM theory and practice with debates in critical management and in industrial relations, this book examines the peculiar challenge that civil aviation pilots present for management. As a highly educated, highly trained, and non-substitutable professional employee, the airline pilot wields considerable industrial power. Based on original research, this book examines the impact of human resource management on airline pilots in recent years as well as drawing out wider conclusions on the management of human resources, union-management relationship and the experience of work. Of great interest to students and academics involved with HRM, the book will also be useful reading for all those with an interest in the aviation industry.

The Airline Industry in the 21st Century Competition between Network Carriers and Low Cost CarriersThe Airline Industry in the 21st Century Competition between Network Carriers and Low Cost Carriers



Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Business economics - General, grade: 1,5, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Dept. of English Business Communication), 26 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: ...

Author: Christian Hammer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638551885

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Page: 19

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject Business economics - General, grade: 1,5, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Dept. of English Business Communication), 26 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: External shocks, such as terrorist attacks, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the SARS epidemic and the worldwide economic downturn have hit the aviation industry badly. Many airlines have posted substantial losses (Lindstädt and Fauser 2003, 23). According to the chairman of Lufthansa’s supervisory board, Jürgen Weber (“Fliegen, bis der Geier kommt”: 58), about half of the [network] airlines are de facto bankrupt. Franke (2004: 15) argues that “the severe crisis of the global aviation industry has primarily struck the classical network carriers (NCs) with their complex hub&spoke [sic!] operation platforms”. Low-cost carriers (LCCs), however, were not hit by the downturn. With their lean business models they offered a good alternative at a time when passengers began to look for ways to avoid paying the high prices NCs demanded (Franke 2004:15). This paper analyses the competitive environment in the airline industry. I shall briefly describe the different business models in the industry: the LCC and the NC model. I will then analyze the role airports play. The main purpose however, is to identify possible future scenarios in the industry.

Strategic Management in the Aviation IndustryStrategic Management in the Aviation Industry



This book provides a comprehensive overview of current strategic challenges and measures required to meet those challenges in a dynamic industry.

Author: Herbert Baum

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351897686

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Page: 688

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of current strategic challenges and measures required to meet those challenges in a dynamic industry. Experts from aviation practice and management, in addition to acknowledged scholars, contribute to this volume and combine academic expertise with economic and business perspectives in an unprecedented way for the aviation field. The focus is not restricted to passenger airlines. The five parts of the book additionally include chapters on alliance management and formation, strategic issues for air freight carriers and airport companies, as well as impacts the airline industry exerts on its environment. The book combines both concepts and results from recent academic research with applications and case studies from major industry players. Readership includes academics, students on advanced aviation courses, senior aviation professionals in airline, airport and supplier companies, international organizations and governmental agencies.

Cleared for Take OffCleared for Take Off



Moreover, the book considers why, during the airline industry crisis of late 2001, the market capitalizations of low fare leaders held steady in the wake of the US terrorist attacks, while the major carriers on both sides of the Atlantic ...

Author: Thomas C. Lawton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351951012

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Page: 234

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Competition in air transport has been transformed by industry liberalization initiatives, resulting in the emergence of a wide array of new airline start-ups. Restrictions on low fares have been removed, uniform control requirements have been established, and legislation has facilitated the proliferation of low-fare carriers and competition. The new breed of independent low-fare airlines (LFAs) use market freedoms to shake up the industry's competitive dynamics and offer the customer the alternative of low prices and basic service. A successful low fare business model requires a ruthless and relentless focus on cost cutting and increased operational productivity, combined with an ability to generate and maintain a cash surplus and a cautious but steady fleet and route network expansion. The mastery of these techniques has made Southwest and Ryanair industry leaders, but others such as EasyJet also have a proven record of profitability and market growth, despite not always being the lowest cost or price providers. In this comprehensive and topical study the author systematically provides: · a step-by-step approach to understanding the conditions and choices shaping airline competitiveness, and an assessment of the nature of the low fare market · a comprehensive study of the low fare airline sector's evolution and growth and arguments as to why the European low fare industry is here to stay despite the inevitability of a shake out (reminiscent of the early 1980s in the USA). · unique insights into the success of low fare market leaders in Europe, North America and Australasia and an examination of the experience of US new entrants in the post-deregulations era, to discern strategic lessons for their counterparts; · critical perspectives on strategic management principles and practices in modern airline companies, discussing strategies for survival, and comparing competitive strategies for the main low fare airlines and their limitations; · key reasons for the robustness of the low fare business model during industry crises The book also determines the conditions and strategies that shape sustainable advantage for LFAs in highly competitive deregulated markets where established airlines seek to force out new entrants and considerable political interference remains. Moreover, the book considers why, during the airline industry crisis of late 2001, the market capitalizations of low fare leaders held steady in the wake of the US terrorist attacks, while the major carriers on both sides of the Atlantic were decimated. Cleared for Take-Off is essential reading for airline executives, aerospace manufacturers, regulatory and government transportation agencies, researchers or students of aviation management, transport studies, the travel industry and/or corporate strategy.

Flying Off Course IVFlying Off Course IV



The airline industry presents an enigma. High growth rates in recent decades have produced only marginal profitability. This book sets out to explain, in clear and simple terms, why this should be so.

Author: Rigas Doganis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135188887

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Page: 336

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The airline industry presents an enigma. High growth rates in recent decades have produced only marginal profitability. This book sets out to explain, in clear and simple terms, why this should be so. It provides a unique insight into the economics and marketing of international airlines. Flying Off Course has established itself over the years as the indispensable guide to the inner workings of this exciting industry. This enlarged fourth edition, largely re-written and completely updated, takes into account the sweeping changes which have affected airlines in recent years. It includes much new material on many key topics such as airline costs, ‘open skies’ , air cargo economics, charters and new trends in airline pricing. It also contains two exciting new chapters on the economics of the low-cost no frills carriers and on the future prospects of the industry. The book provides a practical insight into key aspects of airline operations, planning and marketing within the conceptual framework of economics . It is given added force by the author’s hands-on former experiences as a Chairman and CEO of Olympic Airways and as a non-executive Director of South African Airways while he is currently a non-executive Director of easyJet.