Laserjet From New Zealand, joined Apr 2000, 193 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1256 times:
A hot topic in the airline industry at the moment is merging. Many people believe that in the future there will be a small number of major carriers, with some small niche carriers, instead of what exists currently.
Looking ahead 10 - 20 years, assuming this trend of merging continues - which airlines will remain - what will they be named, and which will disappear. What are your predictions.
- British Airways / Qantas
- Singapore Airlines / Air NZ / Ansett
- Japan Airlines
Predictions of Airlines to go (through mergers etc...)
Mcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1229 times:
The airline industry follows the rest of the economy, so I'm predicting we'll see more national carriers merging into larger multi-national companies or shutting down, similar to the disappearance of many of the smaller Latin American carriers.
The best bets to disappear would be some of the marginal national carriers: Olympic, Avianca, Malev, Tarom and others with weak brand-recognition outside of their own countries and few (if any) alliance links to complicate things for a larger airline looking to stage a takeover bid.
BHopsde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1201 times:
Well, one never knows, remember PanAm, Eastern, and now TWA? At some point or another we thought these airlines would always be around. True, their names may be purchased, etc, for example, the "new" PanAm, but it's not the grand old Pan Am from before.
Right now, U.S. airlines are going through some problems due to slowing economy, strikes, etc.
Doing business costs money, being established does not guarantee a future, nor does life hold guarantees of any kind.
Americawest123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1193 times:
The way I see it, with american having all these aircraft, their prices are going to go up and their sales down, this because with high prices, the smaller airlines will flourish with their low prices such as SWA, and american goes bankrupt! Ok sorry maybe thats a little too much but the larger airlines could lose the upper hand, thats my opinion,