COMPANY PROFILE Ryanair is a low-cost airline company carrying over 131 million passengers per year connecting over 205 destinations in 34 countries. It was founded in 1984 in Dublin, Ireland and has its principal operational bases in Dublin and London Stansted Airports. Ryanair relies on 430 Boeing 737 aircraft and a 240 Boeing 737 (on order) and has a team of about 13000 skilled professionals. Ryanair has grown from being a small airline, flying from Waterford to London, into being Europe’s largest airline carrier. Ryanair holds the record of being the first European airline to have carried more than one billion passengers and has an industry leading 32 year safety record.
American Airlines has a few strengths that puts the company above their competitors. Good hubs, loyalty programs, strong brand image, the largest airline fleet, good maintenance and infrastructure standard, are just to name a few. The regions dominant U.S. carrier came along with the company’s innovative mind to buy routes that encourages spreading hubs in the most tourist attracted places. Hubs increase rewards become broader redeeming meaningful awards as you fly across the globe with American. American Airlines AAdvantage program awards miles and Elite Qualifying Dollars for every airline affiliated with the oneworld alliance.
h Airways PLC. I. Introducing British Airways Plc ("British Airways", "BA") is the largest international airline in the UK and one of the hot premium lines. The company's main place of business is London, with a lively presence at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports. British Airways serves over 1,000 calls to over 150 countries.
In 2008, British airline carried 34.6 million people but rival Airline easy jet carried 44.5 million passengers that year over taking British Airways for the first time. British Airways serves over 160 destinations including six domestic. The company vision is to become most responsible and environmental friendly airline in the world and under the banner “One Destination” it is a great challenging goal for the company to further reduce the carbon emission, recycling and reduce waste underrating air and noise
As in 2006 it has handled almost 30 million passengers. Plus Dubai has built their second airport called Al-Maktoum International which is known also as Dubai World Central International airport which will be the largest airport in the world. At first the airport was opened on 27th June 2010 for cargo operations followed by passenger flights in October 2013. The airport is currently under expansion as once completed, this airport will be the world’s largest global gateway with capacity for more than 160 million passengers per year. It will also serve as a multi-modal logistics hub for 12 million tons of freight.
1.1 Company Profile • Established as an airline in 1974 • Flag Carrier of the United Kingdom • Part of the larger International Airlines Group which is the 3rd largest airline group in the world by annual revenue • Allied to the Oneworld alliance which aims to be the primary airline choices for international travelers • Fleet size of 295 and revenue of £ 11.4 Billion • Flies to 183 destination including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai in India • Offers 4 products on its aircraft (2 products are fixed other 2 are either both available or either one of them) • Economy (World Traveler), Premium Economy (World Traveler Plus), Business Class (Club World) & First Class 1.2 Segmentation • The process of defining and segregating
1.0 Introduction 1.1 Background of Cathay Pacific According to Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (2017e), Cathay Pacific was established on 24 September in 1946 in Hong Kong, it is listed company on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Cathay Pacific has support and invest Hong Kong over the last 70 year, develop the airline industry in Hong Kong. The key competitors of Cathay Pacific are Singapore Airlines and British Airways. The Cathay Pacific fleet is one of the youngest aircraft, it has 146 wide-body aircraft. The Cathay Pacific business are includes cargo, catering, airline, customer service, technology, maintenance and brand (Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, 2017e).
GLOBAL AIRLINE ALLIANCES (GALs) ANALYSIS AND AIRLINES NETWORK DEVOLOPMENT ABSTRACT Since the mid of 1990s, worldwide airlines have been enrolling in one of the three current and largest global airline alliances (GALs), STAR ALLIANCE is the very first airline alliance founded in 1997, then it was followed by ONEWORLD alliance in 1999, and SKYTEAM in the year 2000, during the expansion of these GALs, airlines from different contents started belonging in to join, GALs provided transportation for over two-thirds of all international traffic. This research studies the reasons that cause airlines to join collaborative scheme as a way for network development and to increase profitability by connecting the international traffic. The evolution of
Singapore Airlines was started on May 1st, 1947 which was once called Malayan Airlines Limited (MAL) Airspeed Consult, now, it has changed to Singapore Airlines. For so many years, Singapore Airlines operates from its hub at Changi International Airport and has a strong presence in the Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, and also Oceania. It also ranks 10th in the world for international travelers carried, and the top 15th amongst the shippers worldwide in terms of revenue passenger kilometers. On 2010, Singapore Airlines has become the second largest airline in the world by market capitalization with a worth of 14 billion US dollar by the International Air Transport Association. Goh Choon Phong, who is the current CEO of Singapore Airlines with 17,240 employees and subsidiaries of Scoot, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines Cargo, and last but not least Tigerair.
Besides offering airline services, QANTAS Group has been offering various kinds of other services; QANTAS Freight, QANTAS Link, Q-Catering and QANTAS Loyalty. Since its inception, QA pioneered in offering quality airline services. It has won many accolades for achievements and has been recognized as a successful airliner. Qantas Airlines along with Jetstar serves operates in 58% of Australian domestic markets and 42% of International markets in terms of passenger distribution (Qantas Data Book, 2014). QA offers all classes of services, whereas Jetstar offers low cost domestic services.