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Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport in the UK: Market Research Report

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Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Market Research Report | SIC H51.102 | Mar 2017

Up in the air: Britain's exit from the European Union could lead to significant regulatory changes

The Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd market share
Thomson Airways Limited Thomson Airways Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Low-cost carriers have expanded their services, boosting competition and lowering demand
  • Travel bans related to health concerns and political issues have damaged industry demand
  • Low fuel prices are anticipated to help industry profitability expand over the next five years
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport industry comprises businesses that transport passengers by air on a non-scheduled basis. The industry is dominated by two players, Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines, which are also involved in other areas of the travel industry, such as the provision of all-inclusive tours. Although the industry may be perceived as providing tailored travel services for the wealthy, the bulk of industry revenue is generated by transporting customers to their holiday destination as part of a travel package. Demand from the industry's major markets of tourists, corporations and governments has fluctuated significantly over the five years through 2016-17 but overall, charter passenger numbers have been on a downward slide... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport industry has a high level of market share concentration. The top four players are estimated to account for 92.9% of total industry revenue in 2016-17. Major companies Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines have well-developed route networks and are capable of adjusting their capacity and services in line with customer demand. They can also offer competitive pricing in times of low demand, making it harder for smaller operators to compete. The industry has high barriers to entry due to the cost of setting up and complying with regulation. As a result, a few large companies dominate the industry. However, the smaller business-facing segments of the industry generally have much lower concentration, despite similar barriers to entry.

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Additional Insights for the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to provide goods/services in diverse locations
  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Outbound tourism by UK residents and Real household disposable income in the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry?

    Companies in this industry provide non-scheduled passenger air transport to domestic and international destinations. The industry also includes scenic and sightseeing flights, regular charter flights for passengers and transport of passengers by aero clubs.

    Industry Products
    Flights to and from the European UnionFlights to and from the rest of EuropeFlights to and from North AfricaDomestic flightsFlights to and from the rest of the world
    Industry Activities
    Providing non-scheduled charter flights for passengersTransporting passengers by helicopterOperating private jetsOperating scenic and sightseeing flights

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Outbound tourism by UK residents
  • Real household disposable income
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from scheduled passenger air transport
  • Current Performance
  • A steady descent
  • Cheap seats
  • Fluctuating fuel prices
  • Deal breaker
  • Regulatory changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Fuelling costs
  • Dark skies
  • Regulatory changes
  • Table: Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Travel Agencies
  • Tour Operators
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Air Transport Equipment Rental & Leasing
  • Aircraft Repair, Maintenance & Overhaul
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Airports
  • Fuel Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Flights to and from the European Union
  • Flights to and from the rest of Europe
  • Flights to and from the rest of the world
  • Flights to and from North Africa
  • Domestic flights
  • Chart: Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged under 35
  • Consumers aged between 35 and 49
  • Consumers aged between 50 and 64
  • Corporate and government
  • Consumers aged over 64
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Navigation and landing fees
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Maintenance and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Thomson Airways Limited
    Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd
  • Table: Thomson Airways Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Air Charter
  • The business of renting an entire aircraft as opposed to individual seats on an aircraft.
  • Apd
  • Air Passenger Duty. An excise duty levied on the carriage of chargeable passengers on any chargeable aircraft taking off from a UK airport.
  • Terminal Passenger
  • A passenger joining or leaving an aircraft at the reporting airport.
  • Wet Lease
  • An arrangement under which the lessor provides a crew and sometimes also fuel when leasing aircraft.

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    This report on Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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