Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
You Fly An Alliance,Not An Airline!  
User currently offlineChamonix From France, joined Mar 2011, 434 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3523 times:

Interesting IHT article on the future of air travel.

3 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently onlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4613 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

Times of national carriers are over, and the time of 1000 competing tiny airlines is going to end, the biggets with 4% world wide market share. There will be three effective airlines offering full connections from every significant airport to every significant airport. Due to over regulation and extremely protective laws in some countries that date back into the 50th of last century the aid mean of alliances still has to use, where there is not place for more than 3 airlines on the world market.

Why can there be more airlines on the market as car makers?

User currently offlinerobsaw From Canada, joined Dec 2008, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 1):
not place for more than 3 airlines on the world market.

A bit (well, probably a LOT) extreme but given that profits are hard to come by in the airline industry there probably are too many carriers. Take away all the protectionism and it will sort itself out pretty quick with a few big multinational mergers. The problem is that it will almost certainly result in higher fares AND poorer service.

User currently offlinePu From Sweden, joined Dec 2011, 1268 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 1):
Why can there be more airlines on the market as car makers?

May I suggest some are a little too caught up in the alliance hysteria desperately advertised by the old school "legacy" airliines? I have yet to see the alliance addiction conjure up reliable profits year-in and year-out like some of the non-allied airlines.

Is Ryanair in an alliance? They carry more in Europe than Lufthansa or BA.
Is Southwest in an alliance?
FlyBe? A surprisingly big airline with lots of destinations.
...lots others

The number of people who need to be in Hong Kong one week, Paris next week and Chicago the week after that is actually very tiny and so alliances are overrated...the vast majority of us fly only in our local region or to other regions on our local airline almost exclusively.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Would An Airline Fly An RJ Over 4 Hours? posted Mon Aug 29 2005 15:42:59 by LUV4JFK
Will An Airline Train To Fly An Engineer? posted Mon Jul 18 2005 04:16:26 by DekX
So Easy To Pretend You're An Airline Pilot... posted Thu Dec 30 2004 15:28:03 by Pe@rson
What Would You Call An Airline Targeting Biz Pax? posted Fri Feb 20 2004 14:02:06 by Pe@rson
If You Ran An Airline...What Would It Be? posted Wed Jan 21 2004 20:59:40 by SmithAir747
If You Had An Airline..... posted Sun Dec 21 2003 10:56:54 by NWDC10
How Will You Start An Airline Now posted Mon Oct 13 2003 19:09:50 by Pacificflyer
How Do You Calculate An Airline´s Size? posted Mon Oct 6 2003 17:37:01 by IBERIA747
If You Are An Airline Employee... posted Fri Aug 1 2003 16:22:39 by ShovelAirlines
To Start An Domestic Airline What You Need? posted Wed Mar 5 2003 01:25:41 by CaboVerde