​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​These pages provide analysis of economic and policy developments affecting the financial performance of the global airline industry.​​​​​​​​​​

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11.11.2009

Uruguay: benefits from further liberalization

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Commercial Freedom
11.11.2009

Vietnam: benefits from further liberalization

Report prepared by InterVISTAS Consulting assessing the economic benefits associated with further market access and ownership & control liberalization.

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Commercial Freedom
01.11.2009

Aircraft financing: the emergence of China

by Darcy Olmos Mancilla, Consultant, AirBusiness Academy; Aircraft under operating lease comprise 35% of the global fleet. The financial crisis has adversely affected the availability of financing from traditional sources for these aircraft and new additions to the fleet. Darcy Olmos Mancilla assesses the future role of Chinese financing given the strong growth expected in the region and the relative resilience of its financial sector post-crisis.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Financing
01.04.2009

Air Freight and World Trade

Air freight has proved to be a very timely indicator of overall world trade and will provide early signal of a turning point in the current recession.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Demand
01.04.2009

Impact of Swine Flu

Analysis of airline exposure to swine flu in 2008.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Shocks
01.12.2008

Impact of Recession

Recession in major markets is now driving a significant fall in traffic in 2009.  See Jun 09 forecast for latest analysis.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Shocks
10.10.2008

Liberalization and employment

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Commercial Freedom
01.10.2008

Aircraft lessor prospects and lease valuation for airlines

by William Gibson, AirBusiness Academy; Over the medium term one of the primary stresses caused by the credit squeeze will be the capacity of operating lessors to finance deliveries. The operating leasing model involves the lessor accepting the risk of aircraft residual values, a risk which airlines pay for through higher funding costs implicit in the operating lease payments. This article by William Gibson considers different leasing valuation techniques which airlines can use to assess the risks and rewards of aircraft financing alternatives.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Cost
01.08.2008

New business models to make airlines more strategic and agile

by Professor Nawal Taneja, Ohio State University; Noted futurists are envisioning a world of consumers, suppliers and societies that are radically different from the past. In this essay Professor Nawal Taneja considers that airlines, individually and collectively, face a number of game-changing forces. Senior airline executives need to examine new business models to adapt to the potentially radically different marketplace. In his view, the alternatives are bankruptcy, shrinkage of network, government bailouts or market presence that is irrelevant.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Business Models
30.04.2008

Air travel demand

Economic Briefing 09 "Air Travel Demand": The impact on demand of every air transport policy decision is an essential consideration. Without it, uncertainty over demand leads to ineffective or counter-productive decisions

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Demand
11.04.2008

The competition effects of airline mergers and alliances - by Mike Tretheway

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Competition
04.04.2008

US / EU open skies negotiations: the second stage begins

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Commercial Freedom
01.04.2008

Estimating Air Travel Demand Elasticities - by InterVISTAS

This report prepared by InterVISTAS Consulting examines fare elasticities in the passenger aviation market – the demand response by air passengers to fare increases or decreases. The aim of the study is to provide robust elasticity estimates to address policy issues related to liberalisation, airport charges, taxation, emissions schemes, etc

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Demand
01.04.2008

The competition effects of airline mergers and alliances - by Mike Tretheway

by Mike Tretheway, InterVISTAS Consulting Inc; The analysis of the potential competition effects of an airline merger or alliance often focuses on the change in average fare prices. However, this approach is fundamentally flawed. It should be broadened to cover the impact on economic efficiency. The pricing structure of an airline is not uniform; instead different customers are charged different prices. 

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Business Models
30.07.2007

Aviation economic benefits

AIr transport can play a key role in economic development and in supporting long-term economic growth. It facilitates a country’s integration into the global economy, providing direct benefits for users and wider economic benefits through its positive imp

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Value of Aviation