1.2 COMPANY INTRODUCTION Ryanair is an Irish low-cost airline headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland, with its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted Airports. It is the Europe’s only ultra low cost carrier. In 2013, Ryanair was both the largest European airline by scheduled passengers carried, and the busiest international airline by passenger numbers. The airline has been characterized by its rapid expansion, a result of the deregulation of the aviation industry in Europe in 1997 and the success of its low-cost business model. Ryanair 's route network serves 31 countries in Europe, Africa (Morocco), and the Middle East.
Passengers began to increase and they expanded their business from one country to another thus spreading across the whole Europe. In 1987, Michael O’Leary was appointed as tax and financial advisor of the company. In 1991, the company faced a lot of losses even when the passengers for their airlines were increasing so the work was given to Michael O’Leary to take company out of losses and restructure it in a way to make profits. The company restructure their aircraft by removing frills, business class facility and started to operate in a single model of aircraft. By continuously using this low cost model, the company celebrated its 10th birthday in the year 1995 by carrying 2.25 million passengers.
Southwest Airlines is a major airline company that provides air transportation in the United States and nearby international markets. Founded in 1967 by Rolling King and Herb Kelleher and commenced service on June 18, 1971, with three aircrafts and 25 employees with flights as low as $20 one-way fares to Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Southwest has been ranked #8 in Fortune’s list of World’s Most Admired Companies for 23rd consecutive years. In its 47th year of service, Southwest Airlines continues to provide exceptional customer service delivered by more than 55,000 employees topping 115 million passengers annually. Southwest Airlines serves 100 destinations in the United States and operates international flights to Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
The essay will discover and critically analysis one Middle East Airline in Dubai as a sample. Since the information related to this airline is confidential, the essay will use “ME Airline” to represent. ME Airline is established and completely owned by the government since 1985 and operates in a tax-free environment (John 2011). Because of the favorable geographical centricity by connecting the passenger flows between Asia and European hubs, this Dubai-based carrier is responsible for a larger number of passengers travelling (John 2011). ME Airline has been profitable well during the last 20 years, and it owns 235 fleets form Airbus and Boeing with employees over 65,000 until June/2016 (Safar 2016).
These include airline catering (LSG Sky Chefs) and MRO (Lufthansa Technik), both of which are the biggest in the world in their respective fields. These activities have provided more stable levels of profit through the cycle than the more volatile flying businesses. Lufthansa aims to increase the proportion of its revenues generated outside its core hub-based flying operations from 30% today to 40% by 2020 (this includes revenues from its growing point to point flying
Since then Jet Airways has gone on to become the second largest airline in the country today with a passenger market share of 18.9%. With 116 aircrafts in service and 85 in order, it operates over 300 flights daily to 68 destinations which includes 48 domestic and 20 international destinations. With its various services like Jet Konnect, Jet Privilege, Jet Escapes, Jet Mobile, Jet Viva, Jet Lite etc, it has created a niche for itself in the industry. It optimizes its revenue through network rationalization, inventory optimization and margin maximization. Jet Airways is continuously losing out on its market share and it also needs improvement in its in-flight services.
Introduction Air Europa (AE) is a Spanish airline first established in 1986 and is privately-owned by Globalia Corporación Empresarial S.A. which is a leading travel tourism company in Spain. With slogan “Your travel companion” AE provides domestic and international flights with its main hub being in Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain. It currently provides routes to 36 destinations in 16 countries. Since 2007, AE has also been a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, an aviation business association established in 2000 with an aim to ‘cover the globe’. As of now, it has 20 members with flights to 177 countries which translate to 1052 destinations.
Since Qatar airways is based in Hamad international airport, the airline has to follow the rules that apply to Qatar. Provide products and services Qatar Airways strives to maintain the highest standards in customer service and we are committed to providing safe, dependable, and convenient world-class service to our customers. From only four aircraft in 1997, the airline grew to a fleet size of 28 aircraft by the end of 2003 and a milestone 50 by October
1.Background of the company AirAsia Malaysia is second national airline. It was a very first successful low cost, ticket-less airline in the Southeast Asian region. On 8 December 2001, Tune Air Sdn Bhd officially acquired 99.25 per cent equity means that 51.68 million shares in AirAsia from DRB-Hicom, one of Malaysia’s giant conglomerates. Tune Air Sdn Bhd is the holding company, while AirAsia remains as the operating company.AirAsia currently operates over hundred point-to-point domestic and international flights from its hubs in Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur International Airport ( KLIA) and Senai Airport in Malaysia; Bangkok International Airport in Thailand; and Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia. AirAsia believes in the concept of “no-frill, hassle free, fair business”.
INDIGO: Indigo is a utilitarian low price domestic airline which offers feasible flying alternatives for millions. The airline was facilitated by the air passenger association of India as the best low fare carrier in India for the year 2007. Indigo has 120 daily departures and a fleet of 19 air bus A320. The airline covers 17 destinations namely, agartala, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, goa, imphal, Kolkata, Mumbai, Vadodara, etc. 8.