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British Airlines
A look at the business environment within which British Airways (BA) operates and how this environment has changed over the last 5 years using PEST analysis.
# 46148 | 2,058 words | 16 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Dec 16, 2003 in Business (Companies) , Business (Industries) , Aviation, Aeronautics (General)

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This paper examines how, today, airlines have formed global alliances that also allow them benefit from each other's resources, such as additional routes and marketing strategies, as well as code-sharing agreements without incurring the high costs of expansion. It examines the advantages of this by analyzing the alliances, business strategy, and environment of British Airways in relation to other companies such as Ryan Air and Air France.

The Operations of BA, Air France and Ryanair
BA Marketing Strategies (Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning)
Marketing Mix Comparison, BA, Air France and Ryanair
Critical Success Factors for BA and How These Have Changed Over the Last Five Years
BA's Response to Ryanair

From the Paper:

"With a dominant position at London's Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, BA enjoys a powerful franchise. But, BA's cost-cutting, downsizing strategy has caused it to lose its leadership position in both the European and global markets. Many believe it may become a take over target when an expected easing of the regulatory environment makes a radical consolidation of the European industry easier. Air France and Lufthansa are now outperforming BA in what could be a long-term battle to be one of Europe's two or three surviving major airlines. Under former CEO Ayling, it did little to draw customers and seemed not to bother promoting economy-class business--as if its position at Heathrow left passengers with few alternatives. BA has suffered particularly from competition on its U.S. routes, where it makes most of its money."

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