Hey all, for my Spanish class, we have to write a 300 word paper on a certain problem, either within the U.S. or worldwide. I figured, since I have some knowledge of aviation, that I would write on the current state of the airline industry. I figured that because many here at a.net are more knowledgeable about the current state of the industry than I, I could pick yall's brains for a few tips/pointers for my paper if you dont mind.
Here are a few of the guidelines:
Define the problem:
The current situation of the airline industry, specifically among the "legacy" carriers in the United States, is very poor due to large profit losses, mostly as a direct result of the 11-Sep-01 atacks, afterwhich travel fell off sharply on the airlines.
When flying on the carriers who have been forced to make cutbacks, I have noticed, lack of meal service on many routes, smaller aircraft flying the route, or elimination of the route in general, and the reduction in the employee forces among the airlines.
Sources of the problem:
-As a result of the 11-Sep-01 attacks, passenger numbers declined drastically, thus reducing the profitability of the airlines.
- Increasing fuel prices (related to 9-11?)
Effects on the industry as a whole:
-Reduced quality in overall service
-Loss of some employee benefits
-Reduction in employee #'s
-Cutbacks in fleet sizes, thus causing cutbacks in routes/cities served
Ways to fix the situation: (Heres where I need the most help)
- Seek financial help (e.g. UA, etc.)
Thank you all for your help, I greatly appriciate it!