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Title Air transport in the 21st century : key strategic developments / edited by John F. O'Connell and George Williams.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2011.

Subject Aeronautics, Commercial -- Deregulation.
Airlines -- Deregulation.
Competition, International.
Alt Name O'Connell, John F. (John Frankie), 1963-
Williams, George, 1948-
Description 1 online resource (xlviii, 457 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome. rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. I. Practitioner pieces. Volatility in the global airline industry is shaping its future evolution ; The future of air navigation ; Aviation safety concern ; A beneficial industry but one with elusive profitability ; The challenges faced by independent ground handlers and in-flight caterers ; Growth opportunities in Brazil ; Can Gulf carriers sustain their current growth rate? ; Forecasting the fate of the airline industry ; Changing global air transport ; The inevitable evolution of aviation ; Longer-term prospects for air transport ; Airline consolidation in China and the prospects for China ; Overcoming the constraints of aeropolitics ; In search of sustained profitability 30 years after deregulation ; IT, airlines and the recession : what is a chief information officer to do? ; An inherently unstable industry : airlines have themselves to blame ; Engine makers can help airlines thrive, even in a difficult environment ; The future of airline sales distribution ; Dynamic air transport industry ; The dilemma facing airport management : taking control of the airport environment ; Surviving the crisis -- pt. II. Academic section. Airlines : an inherently turbulent industry ; State of US aviation : clinging to old ways in a new century ; Ryanair and the low-cost revolution ; Airline strategy : keeping the legacy carrier competitive. How can mature airlines stay ahead in the low-fare airline era? ; Ancillary revenues : the new trend in strategic airline marketing ; Multilateral airline alliances : the fallacy of the alliances to mergers proposition ; Comparing the economic and operating characteristics of charter and low-cost scheduled airlines ; Airlines and tourism : interrelations and trends ; The economics of 7th freedom ; The air cargo industry ; Key issues facing the airport industry ; Challenges to growth : environmental issues and the development of the air transport industry ; Advances in transport aircraft and engines ; Safety management systems in aviation ; Cooperation in air navigation services : is globalization arriving in the world of ANS? ; IT innovations in passenger services ; Aviation security in the United States ; An examination of the world's most profitable airline in 2009/10 : the Emirates business model.
Note Print version record.
Summary Airlines are buffeted by fluctuating political and economic landscapes, ever-changing competition, technology developments, globalization, increasing deregulation and evolving customer requirements. As a consequence all sectors of the air transport industry are in a constant state of flux. The principle aim of this book is to review current trends in the airline industry and its related suppliers, thereby providing an insight into the forces that are changing its dynamics. The factors that are reshaping the structure of the industry are examined with a view to identifying the key issues whose impact will be critical in the future. The book features two very distinct sections. The first contains short contributions from industry executives at CEO/VP level from airlines, aircraft/engine manufacturers, safety and navigational provider organisations, who have set out their take of where the airline industry is heading. This commercial input sets the scene for the book and provides the bridge to the second section, which is composed of 15 chapters written by distinguished academic authors. Each chapter presents a valuable insight into a specific area of the air transport industry, including: airlines, airports, cargo, deregulation, the environment, navigation, strategy, information technology, security and tourism. The shared objective of the authors is to describe and explain the core competencies that are determining the current shape of the industry and to examine the forces that will change its direction going forward. The book is written in a management style and will appeal to all levels of personnel who work for airlines across the world. It is also written for airport authorities, aerospace manufacturers, regulatory and government transportation agencies, researchers and students of aviation management, transport studies, tourism and the wider air transport industry.
ISBN 9780754699958 (electronic bk.)
0754699951 (electronic bk.)
9781409400974 (hbk.)
1409400972 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613157997
OCLC # 747183244
Additional Format Print version: Air transport in the 21st century. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2011 9780754699958 (DLC) 2011009550 (OCoLC)707886946

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