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

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30.06.2006

Airline cost performance

Cost efficiency is critical for an airline's ability to compete and survive

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Cost
30.06.2006

Value chain profitability

The airline industry has been unable to generate sufficient returns for existing investors. Unless invested capital is used more effectively - and returns improved - future investment will either be constrained or delivered inefficiently or both.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Profitability
02.06.2006

Value chain profitability: summary report

Summary of full report

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Profitability
01.06.2006

Profitability: Does Size Matter?

Last year eight airlines made operating profits over $500m, three earning more than $1bn. However, there is no correlation of size with profit margins and only a slight link with operating profits.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Profitability
01.06.2006

Slot concentration at network hubs

by David Starkie, Economics-Plus Ltd; A high concentration of take-off and landing slots in one airline at major hub airports can represent an economically efficient outcome. Concern has previously been raised that the concentration of slots is anti-competitive, leading to calls for slot re-distribution or for new or used slots to be allocated to new entrants only.

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Infrastructure
02.05.2006

Impact of Sept 11th 2001 Attack

Estimated impact of the September 11th on travel.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Shocks
01.05.2006

Airport regulation 

A good airport regulatory structure - providing better rather than just increased regulation - can benefit both airports and airlines in terms of greater efficiency and low and stable financing costs.

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Infrastructure
01.05.2006

Impact of Avian Flu

Analysis of the impact of SARS and the threat of avian flu.

  • Market & Industry Issues
  • Shocks
01.05.2006

The Economic Impacts of Air Service Liberalization - Intervistas

This study confirms that liberalising air travel directly benefits economies by increasing GDP, employment, travel and tourism, and exports.

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Commercial Freedom
30.01.2006

Airline network benefits

Based on a survey and statistical evidence, this study provides strong evidence of the wider benefits - in terms of economic development and growth - generated by the global air transport network.

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Value of Aviation
04.07.2005

Airport privatization

Ten key lessons for future airport privatization, drawn from a study of the successes and failures of past privatization of twelve airports in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Infrastructure
01.07.2005

Airport privatization: summary report

Summary of full report

  • Public Policy Issues
  • Infrastructure