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Airline Industry

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This paper briefly described what the airline industry included and the environment of the competitive market. Air transport has been a big industry. And the airline industry is consistent developing. After the crisis, although the airline industry has been hit , the industry is also one of the vital industries.

The industry is facing the deman problem. When facing a growth in demand, airlines tend to respond more by means of increasing frequencies than by increasing aircraft size(Moshe Givoni, Piet Rietveld). It is cheap in short term, but not this cannot solve the problem. There are 22.45 million passengers carried in 2009 (twitterCounter ). The civil aviation industry to the global economy has been estimated to be US$3560 billion. The lack of deman is a bad news for the industry. However, as the economic recovery, the market will come back to the common level. The industry grew by 5.6% in 2007 to reach a volume of 2,076 million passengers.  In 2012 the industry is forecast to have a volume of 2,362 million passengers, an increase of 13.7% since 2007.

Airline industry is a complex industry and gathers numerous big companies. The airline industry divides into two parts: commercial aviation and military aviation. The manufacture of the planes needs amount of money and time. The industry also contains production and repair. Just the factories of the elements of the plane are from all over the world. The airlines provide service to the consumers. The guys who always take a plane are the businessmen, travelers and foreigners.

The shares of the airlines rose 28% in 2010(2011 IATA). As the global economic recovery, the finance of the airlines performed excellently. The situation of the airlines may continue to be better. There will more than 1400 airplanes be came into use.

The civil aviation industry is a Competitive market. The top ten airlines are the Asiana Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Qatar...