1st Edition

The Airline Business

By Rigas Doganis Copyright 2006
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

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    The airline industry is currently faced with its longest and deepest crisis to date: many airlines are losing hundred of millions of US dollars, several have collapsed entirely and others have been rescued by their governments. This crisis has been precipitated by external shocks such as the attack on the Twin Towers in New York, the invasion of Iraq and the SARS epidemic. In addition, the effect of these events has been exacerbated by dynamic and potentially destabilizing internal developments.

    Comprehensive and thorough, this revealing book gives a detailed analysis of the crucial events and key developments which have impacted, and will continue to impact on the dynamics of the airline industry. Special attention is paid to:

    • the key challenges faced by the airlines such as continued liberalization and ‘open skies’
    • the impacts of global alliances
    • new low-cost and no-frills carriers
    • on-line selling and distribution
    • privatization
    • the impact of disasters.

    Leading industry authority Rigas Doganis examines the future prospects for the changing airline business and assesses alternative policies which could help the sector adapt to the shifting marketplace. Ideal for students, researchers and professionals in the fields of economics and business, industry and transportation studies, this second edition of his definitive book brings the story right up to date.

    1. Beyond the Crisis: Trends and Challenges  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. [email protected]  8. State-owned Airlines: A dying species or a suitable case for treatment?  9. Strategies for Survival in the Twenty-First Century  Appendices


    Rigas Doganis is a consultant to the airline industry and formerly Chairman of Olympic Airways during the only period in their history when they returned a profit. He is author of Flying Off Course and The Airport Business, also published by Routledge.