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Strategic Analysis of Major Global Airlines

Strategic Analysis of Major Global Airlines

This research service focuses on the competitive profiling of 15 global airline and airline groups that include 4 from the United States, 4 from Europe, 1 from Russia, 2 from the Middle-East, and 4 from Asia. The 10-year profiling of these airlines and airline groups includes their financial performance, major traffic, and capacity metrics, as well as key strategic highlights. These 15 carriers represent over 40% of the global passenger traffic and their performance is directly linked to the financial health of the airline industry and the wider aviation supply chain. An airline’s long-term corporate strategy, driving inorganic growth and strategic partnerships, as well as the implementation of profit improvement initiatives are mirrored in its financial and operating performance. An insight on the airline fleet expansion trends, operating costs and revenue trends would be beneficial to airline IT suppliers, onboard retailers, and aircraft manufacturers to get a holistic view of where the airline industry is headed.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Methodology and Selection Process
  • Strategic Overview
    • Introduction-Strategic Context and Industry Environment
    • Cumulative Data of the 15 Selected Global Airlines-Operating Revenue
      • Table Global Airlines: Total Revenue, Global, 2006-2015
    • Cumulative Data of the 15 Selected Global Airlines-Operating Expenses
      • Table Global Airlines: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • Cumulative Data of the 15 Selected Global Airlines-Profitability Margins
      • Table Global Airlines: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
    • Cumulative Data of the 15 Selected Global Airlines-Unit Revenue and Cost Growth Trends
      • Table Global Airlines: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • Appendix-Company Profiles
    • Category Definitions
  • American Airlines Group Incorporation
    • American Airlines Group-Strategic Highlights
    • American Airlines Group Incorporation
      • Table American Airlines Group: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • American Airlines Group-Financial Metrics
      • Table American Airlines Group: Total Revenue, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table American Airlines Group: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table American Airlines Group: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • American Airlines Group-Operating Metrics
      • Table American Airlines Group: Capacity and Traffic, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table American Airlines Group: Passengers and Aircrafts, Global, 2006-2015
    • American Airlines Group-KPIs
      • Table American Airlines Group: Unit Revenue and Costs, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table American Airlines Group: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • Delta Airlines Inc.
    • Delta Airlines-Strategic Highlights
    • Delta Airlines
      • Table Delta Airlines: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • Delta Airlines-Financial Metrics
      • Table Delta Airlines: Total Revenue, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Delta Airlines: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Delta Airlines: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • Delta Airlines-Operating Metrics
      • Table Delta Airlines: Capacity and Traffic, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Delta Airlines: Passengers and Aircrafts, Global, 2006-2015
    • Delta Airlines-KPIs
      • Table Delta Airlines: Unit Revenue and Costs, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Delta Airlines: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • Southwest Airlines
    • Southwest Airlines-Strategic Highlights
    • Southwest Airlines
      • Table Southwest Airlines: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • Southwest Airlines-Financial Metrics
      • Table Southwest Airlines: Total Revenue, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Southwest Airlines: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Southwest Airlines: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • Southwest Airlines-Operating Metrics
      • Table Southwest Airlines: Capacity and Traffic, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Southwest Airlines: Passengers and Aircrafts, Global, 2006-2015
    • Southwest Airlines-KPIs
      • Table Southwest Airlines: Unit Revenue and Costs, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Southwest Airlines: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • United Continental Holdings Inc.
    • United Continental Holding Inc.-Strategic Highlights
    • United Continental Holding Inc.
      • Table United Continental Holdings: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • United Continental Holding Inc.-Financial Metrics
      • Table United Continental Holdings: Total Revenue, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table United Continental Holdings: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table United Continental Holdings: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • United Continental Holding Inc.-Operating Metrics
      • Table United Continental Holdings: Capacity and Traffic, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table United Continental Holdings: Passengers and Aircrafts, Global, 2006-2015
    • United Continental Holding Inc.-KPIs
      • Table United Continental Holdings: Unit Revenue and Costs, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table United Continental Holdings: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • Aegean Airlines S.A
    • Aegean Airlines-Strategic Highlights
    • Aegean Airlines
      • Table Aegean Airlines: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • Aegean Airlines-Financial Metrics
      • Table Aegean Airlines: Total Revenue*, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Aegean Airlines: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Aegean Airlines: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • Aegean Airlines-Operating Metrics
      • Table Aegean Airlines: Capacity and Traffic, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Aegean Airlines: Passengers and Aircrafts, Global, 2006-2015
    • Aegean Airlines-KPIs
      • Table Aegean Airlines: Unit Revenue and Costs, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Aegean Airlines: Unit Revenue and Costs growth trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • Easyjet PLC
    • Easyjet-Strategic Highlights
    • Easyjet
      • Table Easyjet: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • Easyjet-Financial Metrics
      • Table Easyjet: Total Revenue, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Easyjet: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Easyjet: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • Easyjet-Operating Metrics
      • Table Easyjet: Capacity and Traffic, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Easyjet: Passengers and Aircrafts, Global, 2006-2015
    • Easyjet-KPIs
      • Table Easyjet: Unit Revenue and Costs, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Easyjet: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • Air France-KLM
    • AF-KLM-Strategic Highlights
    • AF-KLM
      • Table AF-KLM: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • AF-KLM-Financial Metrics
      • Table AF-KLM: Total Revenue, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table AF-KLM: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table AF-KLM: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • AF-KLM-Operating Metrics
      • Table AF-KLM: Capacity and Traffic, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table AF-KLM: Passengers, Aircrafts & Destinations, Global, 2006-2015
    • AF-KLM-KPIs
      • Table AF-KLM: Unit Revenue and Costs, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table AF-KLM: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • Lufthansa Group
    • Lufthansa Group-Strategic Highlights
    • Lufthansa Group
      • Table Lufthansa: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • Lufthansa Group-Financial Metrics
      • Table Lufthansa: Total Revenue, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Lufthansa: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Lufthansa: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • Lufthansa Group-Operating Metrics
      • Table Lufthansa: Capacity and Traffic, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Lufthansa: Passengers and Aircraft, Global, 2006-2015
    • Lufthansa Group-KPIs
      • Table Lufthansa: Unit Revenue and Costs, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Lufthansa: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • Aeroflot PJSC
    • Aeroflot-Strategic Highlights
    • Aeroflot
      • Table Aeroflot: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • Aeroflot-Financial Metrics
      • Table Aeroflot: Total Revenue, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Aeroflot: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Aeroflot: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • Aeroflot-Operating Metrics
      • Table Aeroflot: Capacity and Traffic, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Aeroflot: Passengers and Aircraft, Global, 2006-2015
    • Aeroflot-KPIs
      • Table Aeroflot: Unit Revenue and Costs, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Aeroflot: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • Turkish Airlines
    • Turkish Airlines-Strategic Highlights
    • Turkish Airlines
      • Table Turkish Airlines: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • Turkish Airlines-Financial Metrics
      • Table Turkish Airlines: Total Revenue, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Turkish Airlines: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Turkish Airlines: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • Turkish Airlines-Operating Metrics
      • Table Turkish Airlines: Capacity and Traffic, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Turkish Airlines: Passengers, Aircrafts and Destinations, Global, 2006-2015
    • Turkish Airlines-KPIs
      • Table Turkish Airlines: Unit Revenue and Costs, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Turkish Airlines: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • Emirates Airlines
    • Emirates Airlines-Strategic Highlights
    • Emirates Airlines
      • Table Emirates Airlines: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • Emirates Airlines-Financial Metrics
      • Table Emirates Airlines: Total Revenue**, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Emirates Airlines: Profitability Margins**, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Emirates Airlines: Total Costs**, Global, 2006-2015
    • Emirates Airlines-Operating Metrics
      • Table Emirates Airlines: Capacity and Traffic**, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Emirates Airlines: Passengers, Aircrafts & Destinations**, Global, 2006-2015
    • Emirates Airlines-KPIs
      • Table Emirates Airlines: Unit Revenue and Costs**, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Emirates Airlines: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends**, Global, 2007-2015
  • ANA Holdings Inc.
    • ANA Holdings-Strategic Highlights
    • ANA Holdings
      • Table ANA Holdings: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • ANA Holdings-Financial Metrics
      • Table ANA Holdings: Total Revenue, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table ANA Holdings: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table ANA Holdings: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • ANA Holdings-Operating Metrics
      • Table ANA Holdings: Capacity and Traffic, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table ANA Holdings: Passengers and Aircrafts, Global, 2006-2015
    • ANA Holdings-KPIs
      • Table ANA Holdings: Unit Revenue and Costs, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table ANA Holdings: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • China Eastern Airline
    • China Eastern Airline-Strategic Highlights
    • China Eastern Airline
      • Table China Eastern Airline: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • China Eastern Airline-Financial Metrics
      • Table China Eastern Airline: Total Revenue, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table China Eastern Airline: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table China Eastern Airline: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • China Eastern Airline-Operating Metrics
      • Table China Eastern Airline: Capacity and Traffic, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table China Eastern Airline: Passengers and Aircrafts, Global, 2006-2015
    • China Eastern Airline-KPIs
      • Table China Eastern Airline: Unit Revenue and Costs, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table China Eastern Airline: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • China Southern Airline
    • China Southern Airline-Strategic Highlights
    • China Southern Airline
      • Table China Southern Airline: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • China Southern Airline-Financial Metrics
      • Table China Southern Airline: Total Revenue, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table China Southern Airline: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table China Southern Airline: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • China Southern Airline-Operating Metrics
      • Table China Southern Airline: Capacity and Traffic, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table China Southern Airline: Passengers and Aircrafts, Global, 2006-2015
    • China Southern Airline-KPIs
      • Table China Southern Airline: Unit Revenue and Costs, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table China Southern Airline: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • Spicejet Limited
    • Spicejet-Strategic Highlights
    • Spicejet
      • Table Spicejet: Company Highlights, Global, 2015
    • Spicejet-Financial Metrics
      • Table Spicejet: Total Revenue, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Spicejet: Profitability Margins, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Spicejet: Total Costs, Global, 2006-2015
    • Spicejet-Operating Metrics
      • Table Spicejet: Capacity and Traffic, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Spicejet: Passengers, Aircrafts & Destinations, Global, 2006-2015
    • Spicejet-KPIs
      • Table Spicejet: Unit Revenue and Costs, Global, 2006-2015
      • Table Spicejet: Unit Revenue and Costs Growth Trends, Global, 2007-2015
  • The Last Word
    • Conclusion

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