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Scheduled Passenger Air Transport in the UK: Market Research Report

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Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Market Research Report | SIC H51.101 | May 2017

Delayed take off: Demand for low-cost services has risen as a result of tight household budgets

IBISWorld’s Scheduled Passenger Air Transport market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
British Airways British Airways market share
easyJet Airline Company Ltd easyJet Airline Company Ltd market share
Virgin Atlantic Airways Virgin Atlantic Airways market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Airlines have been negatively affected by rising input costs and increased price competition
  • A flurry of hedging activity has allowed some of the major airlines to lock in cheaper fuel for 2017-18
  • If Air Passenger Duty is scrapped in Scotland, both industry operators and customers will benefit
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Scheduled Passenger Air Transport industry includes all British companies that transport passengers on domestic or international routes on regular timetables. The industry is highly concentrated, with the four biggest players expected to account for 81.1% of industry revenue in 2017-18. The performance of the industry is affected by many factors, including consumer and business confidence, household income and airfare levels. When consumer confidence is high and income is rising, demand for travel tends to increase, increasing the number of passengers on planes. Similarly, consumer price sensitivity means that airfare prices are an important determinant of demand.

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The distribution of industry establishments is heavily concentrated around London. The main factors determining the location of industry establishments are the location of UK airports and each airport’s passenger capacity.

London, the South East and the East of England

The main three regions for the industry are London, the South East and the East of England, which together account for approximately 55.3% of all industry establishments. London contains the largest concentration, with 26.2% of establishments located there, because London is home to Heathrow, which is the largest passenger airport in the United Kingdom. Heathrow is the second-largest airport in the world based on passenger numbers. It .. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry

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

  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer confidence index and Outbound tourism by UK residents in the Scheduled Passenger Air Transport industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry?

    Companies in this industry provide air transport for passengers on scheduled routes only. This includes domestic and international flights.

    Industry Products
    Domestic flightsFlights to Europe Flights to North AmericaFlights to the rest of the world
    Industry Activities
    Domestic passenger transportInternational passenger transport

    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
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Outbound tourism by UK residents
  • International tourist numbers
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Current Performance
  • Up and away
  • Turbulent costs
  • Brought back to earth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Rejuvenating fleets
  • Tax changes
  • Bumpy landing
  • Regulation
  • Table: Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Travel Agencies
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Air Transport Equipment Rental & Leasing
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Airports
  • Fuel Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Flights to Europe
  • Domestic flights
  • Flights to the rest of the world
  • Flights to North America
  • Chart: Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • UK residents
  • Foreign tourists
  • Foreign businesses
  • UK businesses
  • Transit
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the 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
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Scheduled Passenger Air Transport
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    British Airways plc
    easyJet Airline Company Ltd
    Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd
  • Table: British Airways plc - financial performance
  • Table: easyJet Airline Company Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the 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 Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Civil Aviation Authority (Caa)
  • The Civil Aviation Authority is a statutory corporation that regulates civil aviation in the United Kingdom.
  • Flag Carrier
  • An airline that enjoys preferential rights or privileges for international operations. These are accorded by the government of the country in which it is based.
  • Handling Charges
  • Operators often subcontract the servicing of aircraft at an airport, for which they pay handling fees.
  • Low-Cost Carrier (Lcc)
  • A term given to all airlines that have low fares and charge for other services, such as food.
  • Mid-Tier Carrier
  • Any airline that is not a flag carrier or a low-cost airline.
  • Oil Routes
  • Flights to oil producing countries.

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    • 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 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
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