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Domestic Airlines in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Domestic Airlines in the US

The Domestic Airlines industry has expanded over the five years to 2019. Industry players provide scheduled domestic passenger and cargo flights. During the five-year period, rising levels of per capita disposable income, consumer confidence and total corporate profit have bolstered demand from both business and leisure travelers. However, during the first half of the five-year period, falling fuel prices reduced fuel surcharge fees which constrained revenue growth. Nevertheless, as fuel prices picked up in recent years, as did surcharges, helping industry revenue grow during the latter half of the period. In line with continually improving economic conditions and an expected increase in demand for air travel, the Domestic Airlines industry is projected to continue growing over the five years to 2024. At the same time, the world price of crude oil is expected to stabilize in coming years, bolstering the price of jet fuel and enabling industry operators to supplement revenue.

The industry provides domestic air transportation for passengers and cargo over regular routes and on regular schedules. Network carriers operate a significant portion of their flights using at least one hub where connections are made for flights on a spoke system. Regional carriers provide service from small cities, mostly using smaller aircraft and jets to support the network carriers’ hub and spoke systems. Airlines that transport mail are included in this industry.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Domestic trips by US residents
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Delta Air Lines Inc. (US industry-specific segment) – financial performance*
    • Table American Airlines Group Inc. (US industry-specific segment) – financial performance*
    • Table United Continental Holdings Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Southwest Airlines Co. (US industry-specific segment) – financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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