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Transportation Industry: Air: Getting Started

Getting Started

In December 2013, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upward revision to its industry financial outlook. For 2013 airlines are expected to return a global net profit of $12.9 billion. This is expected to improve to a net profit of $19.7 billion in 2014. Both are improvements on the September forecast which anticipated an industry net profit of $11.7 billion in 2013 increasing to $16.4 billion in 2014.

The upward revision reflects lower jet fuel prices over the forecast period as well as improvements to the industry’s structure and efficiency already visible in quarterly results this year. Passenger markets continue to outperform the cargo business which remains stagnant both on volumes and revenues.

This guide provides resources for researching sectors of the global air transportation industry, including air travel, airport management, and airline management. For overall industry research, see our Industry Research guide.

Key Resources

Business Planning

For resources on business planning, including sample business plans for businesses in this industry, please see the Entrepreneurship research guide.

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