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The Evolution of the US Airline Industry

By Eldad Ben-Yosef
  • ISBN Code: : 0387242422
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 298
  • Category : Business & Economics
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For over three decades the airline industry has continued to maintain a high profile in the public mind and in public policy interest. This high profile is probably not surprising. There does seem to be something inherently newsworthy about airplanes and the people and companies that fly them. The industry was one of the first major industries in the United States to undergo deregulation, in 1978. It thereby transitioned from a closely regulated sector (the former Civil Aeronautics Board tightly controlled everyt thing from prices to routes to entry) to one that is largely market oriented. The incumbent carriers transformed themselves from the point-to-point operators that the CAB had required to the hub-and-spokes structures that took better advantage of their network characteristics. Further, they transformed their pricing from the quite simple structures that the CAB had required to the highly differentiated/segmented pricing structures (“yield management”) that reached an apogee in the late 1990s. Some ca arriers, like American, Delta, and United, were better at this transition; others, like Pan American, TWA, and Eastern, were not. What the incumbent carriers did not do, however, was deal with their costly wage and work rules structures, which were an enduring legacy of their regulatory period. This legacy, when combined with the high-fare end of the yield-management pricing structure, has made them vulnerable to entry by new carriers with lower cost structures.

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  • Pdf File: transforming-airlines.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book provides a flight plan for riding the impending connectivity transformation curve. It takes the perspective of actionability, highlighting initiatives that executives in airlines and related businesses can use from the insights of multi-industry executives. The emphasis is on execution, not on the concepts themselves. There is a cluster of at least four distinct megatrends that may converge to form disruptive conditions: (1) elevated expectations of existing and new customer segmentations, those who expect available and accessible air mass transportation systems, and those who expect connected services and seamless travel on different modes of transportation; (2) new emerging technology, incorporated in the air and ground vehicles, that will create new opportunities for existing and new service providers to offer new value propositions; (3) platforms developed around the ecosystem of customers; and (4) the impact on travel that the fast-changing demographic and economic characteristics of two major countries: India and China. These megatrends could lead existing or new businesses to create value propositions specifically dedicated to the new segments once each reaches a critical mass. Drawing on the author’s own experience in the airline industry and related businesses, this book discusses the "how", relating to reimagining the business, re-entrepreneuring the organization, innovating through partnerships, reengaging with customers and employees, and rebranding the business in response to these trends. This book is recommended reading for all senior-level practitioners of airlines and related businesses worldwide.

Airline Industry

By Nawal K. Taneja
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131718307X
  • Total of Pages : 322
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 258
  • Pdf File: airline-industry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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.

Networks in Aviation

By Philipp Goedeking
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3642137644
  • Total of Pages : 145
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 120
  • Pdf File: networks-in-aviation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Aviation networks play a critical role in the success of today’s airlines and airports. This book provides insight on all aspects of modern network strategies and structures, ranging from market research to hub design, operations, organization, alliances, benchmarking, and antitrust issues. Considering both the airline and the airport perspectives, the book explains the economics of connectivity or productivity-driven hub structures through basic mathematics, which helps the reader to comprehend the structural strengths and weaknesses of aviation networks. More than 100 charts help clarify the topics at hand.

Industries without Smokestacks

By Richard Newfarmer,John Page,Finn Tarp
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192555006
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: industries-without-smokestacks.pdf

Book Short Summary:

By 2030 more than three quarters of the world's absolute poor are projected to live in Africa. Accelerating economic growth is key to rising incomes on the continent, and central to this challenge is establishing activities that are capable of employing large numbers of unskilled workers, that can raise productivity through innovation, and that can power growth through exports. Such structural transformation is a key driver of growth, and between 1950-1996 about half of the economic catch-up by developing countries (led by East Asia) was due to rising productivity in manufacturing combined with growing agricultural output. Africa, however, has lagged behind. In 2014, the average share of manufacturing in GDP in sub-Saharan Africa hovered around 10 per cent, unchanged from the 1970s, leading some observers to be pessimistic about Africa's potential to catch the wave of sustained rapid growth and rising incomes. Industries Without Smokestacks: Industrialization in Africa Reconsidered challenges this view. It argues that other activities sharing the characteristics of manufacturing- including tourism, ICT, and other services as well as food processing and horticulture- are beginning to play a role analogous to that played by manufacturing in East Asia. This reflects not only changes in the global organization of industries since the early era of rapid East Asian growth, but also advantages unique to Africa. These 'industries without smokestacks' offer new opportunities for Africa to grow in coming decades.

Business Performance and Financial Institutions in Europe

By Alexandra Horobet,Persefoni Polychronidou,Anastasios Karasavvoglou
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030575179
  • Total of Pages : 163
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 820
  • Pdf File: business-performance-and-financial-institutions-in-europe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book examines the business models, performance, and decision-making approaches employed by financial institutions in Central and Southeast Europe. The respective contributions cover a wide range of industries, including banking, pharmaceuticals, and airline business services, and present both theoretical and empirical studies that highlight economy-wide risks and opportunities for European companies. The book is divided into four parts, the first of which provides a critical assessment of the competitiveness and performance of European companies, while the second examines decision-making approaches at financial institutions; the third and fourth parts address the macroeconomic risks and opportunities for business development in Europe. Intended for scholars, political decision-makers, and practitioners, the book offers new perspectives on Central and Southeast European financial and business research.

Airline Revenue Management

By Curt Cramer,Andreas Thams
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3658337214
  • Total of Pages : 113
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 510
  • Pdf File: airline-revenue-management.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book provides a comprehensive overview of current practices and future directions in airline revenue management. It explains state-of-the-art revenue management approaches and outlines how these will be augmented and enhanced through modern data science and machine learning methods in the future. Several practical examples and applications will make the reader familiar with the relevance of the corresponding ideas and concepts for an airline commercial organization. The book is ideal for both students in the field of airline and tourism management as well as for practitioners and industry experts seeking to refresh their knowledge about current and future revenue management approaches, as well as to get an introductory understanding of data science and machine learning methods. Each chapter closes with a checkpoint, allowing the reader to deepen the understanding of the contents covered.This textbook has been recommended and developed for university courses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Airline Deregulation and Laissez-faire Mythology

By Paul Stephen Dempsey,Stephen Paul Dempsey,Andrew R. Goetz
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  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 0899306934
  • Total of Pages : 372
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 559
  • Pdf File: airline-deregulation-and-laissez-faire-mythology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

While much of the literature on airline deregulation praises it as a successful adventure in public policy, Professors Dempsey and Goetz conclude that deregulation has failed to achieve any of its principal objectives: better service, more competition, or lower prices. Divided into four parts, their book assesses (1) the airlines, their corporate cultures, and the men who lead them, (2) free market economic theory and the political movement for deregulation, (3) the impact of deregulation on safety, service, concentration, and pricing, and (4) legislative solutions to the problems that have emerged.

International Handbook on the Economics of Tourism

By L. Dwyer
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 1847201636
  • Total of Pages : 520
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 832
  • Pdf File: international-handbook-on-the-economics-of-tourism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tourism economics is a rapidly expanding field of research and interest in the subject has been growing steadily over the past decade. As a field of study it is one of the small band of areas, such as energy and transport economics, that draws on, and applies, developments in general economics. This highly accessible and comprehensive Handbook presents a cutting edge discussion of the state of tourism economics and its likely directions in future research. Leading researchers in the field explore a wide range of topics including: demand and forecasting, supply, transport, taxation and infrastructure, evaluation and application for policy-making. Each chapter includes a discussion of its relevance and importance to the tourism economics literature, an overview of its main contributions and themes, a critical evaluation of existing literature and an outline of issues for further conceptual and applied research. Larry Dwyer and Peter Forsyth have assembled a fascinating Handbook that will be an invaluable and much welcomed reference book for tourism economics scholars and researchers at all levels of academe. General economics scholars will also find much to engage them within the book.

Research Anthology on Reliability and Safety in Aviation Systems, Spacecraft, and Air Transport

By Management Association, Information Resources
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 1799853586
  • Total of Pages : 1601
  • Category : Transportation
  • Members : 960
  • Pdf File: research-anthology-on-reliability-and-safety-in-aviation-systems-spacecraft-and-air-transport.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As with other transportation methods, safety issues in aircraft can result in a total loss of life. Recently, the air transport industry has come under immense scrutiny after several deaths occurred due to aircraft design and airlines that allowed improperly inspected aircraft to fly. Spacecraft too have found errors in system software that could lead to catastrophic failure. It is imperative that the aviation and aerospace industries continue to revise and refine safety protocols from the construction and design of aircraft, to secure and improve aviation systems, and to test and inspect aircraft. The Research Anthology on Reliability and Safety in Aviation Systems, Spacecraft, and Air Transport is a vital reference source that examines the latest scholarly material on the use of adaptive and assistive technologies in aviation to establish clear guidelines for the design and implementation of such technologies to better serve the needs of both military and civilian pilots. It also covers new information technology use in aviation systems to streamline the cybersecurity, decision making, planning, and design processes within the aviation industry. Highlighting a range of topics such as air navigation systems, computer simulation, and airline operations, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for pilots, scientists, engineers, aviation operators, air traffic controllers, air crash investigators, teachers, academicians, researchers, and students.

Securing the Future of U.S. Air Transportation

By National Research Council,Transportation Research Board,Studies and Information Services,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Committee on Aeronautics Research and Technology for Vision 2050
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 9780309182591
  • Total of Pages : 88
  • Category : Transportation
  • Members : 515
  • Pdf File: securing-the-future-of-u-s-air-transportation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As recently as the summer of 2001, many travelers were dreading air transportation because of extensive delays associated with undercapacity of the system. That all changed on 9/11, and demand for air transportation has not yet returned to peak levels. Most U.S. airlines continue to struggle for survival, and some have filed for bankruptcy. The situation makes it difficult to argue that strong action is urgently needed to avert a crisis of undercapacity in the air transportation system. This report assesses the visions and goals for U.S. civil aviation and technology goals for the year 2050.