Trends in the Airline Industry Cause and Effect Essay by ABCs

Trends in the Airline Industry
A analysis on the trends in the airline industry and their effects.
# 111831 | 925 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2009 in Business (Industries) , Aviation, Aeronautics (General)

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This paper discusses the trends in the airline industry and their effects on the airline business. The author explains how rising fuel costs can lead to higher fees for extra baggage weight, elimination of fuel-inefficient planes and possibly reduced job benefits for airline personnel. The paper also analyzes how there will be a rise of irate travelers due to stricter security checks. The author also adds that the reduction of on-flight meals and entertainment to combat rising fuel costs will also add to customer dissatisfaction

Trend 1: Rising Fuel Costs
Trend 2: More Irate Customers

From the Paper:

"Fuel costs can now consume 40 percent or more of airline carriers' revenue on many routes. To cope with heightened fuel costs, airlines have had to reduce their services and increase their fares. Flights to less high-demand cities are being eliminated, and flights are being packed with more passengers, to make up for the increased fuel costs. But ticket prices, although escalating, also remain relatively low compared to the past, because of the presence of competitive online Internet ticket vendors. Many airlines are still operating at a lost. There is a limit to what can be saved through packing more passengers into an aircraft."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Baysden, Chris. (20 Jun 2008). "Rising fuel costs may transform airline industry." Triangle Business Journal. Retrieved 21 Aug 2008 at
  • Delta, Northwest pilots O.K. bargaining deal." (11 Aug 2008). AP Wire. Retrieved through 21 Aug 2008 at
  • U.S. Airways pilots: We're pressured to cut fuel." (16 Jul 2008). AP Wire. Retrieved through 21 Aug 2008 at

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