Airline Business in the 21st Century: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Airline Business in the 21st Century

1st Edition

By Rigas Doganis


256 pages

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Paperback: 9780415208833
pub: 2000-11-23
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This book focuses on the major issues that will affect the airline industry in this new millennium. It tells of an industry working on low margins and of cut-throat competition resulting from 'open skies'. Among the issues discussed are:

* the low-cost airline

* the impact of electronic commerce

* the debate on global airline alliances

* privatizing state-owned airlines

* the creation of a Trans Atlantic Common Aviation area

Most importantly, the book carefully analyzes the strategies that are needed for airlines to succeed in the twenty-first century. This is essential reading for anyone interested in aviation.


'If you have an interest in the future of the airline industry, then I recommend that you read this book. The insight of an expert such as Rigas Doganis is not just invaluable, it is indispensable.' - Micheal O'Leary, Chief Executive, Ryanair

'This book will be useful for those working in the industry but also on a wider scale to anyone interested in aviation especially in the wake of the crisis which has hit European airlines in the latter half of 2001.' - European Access Plus

Table of Contents

1. Recent Trends and Future Prospects 2. Towards 'Open Skies' 3. Beyond 'Open Skies' 4. Alliances: A response to uncertainty or an economic necessity? 5. Labour Is the Key 6. The Low-Cost Revolution 7. E-commerce @ 8. State-Owned Airlines: A dying breed or a suitable case for treatment? 9. Strategies for the Twenty-First Century

About the Author

Rigas Doganis is an airline and airport consultant. He is also Visiting Professor at the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University and former Chairman/CEO of Olympic in Athens. He is the author of The Airport Business and Flying off Course, also published by Routledge.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General