Flying Off Course: The Economics of International Airlines, 3/E
|Author||: Rigas Doganis|
Flying Off Course 3/E (English) by Rigas Doganis.
Flying Off Course
In the years since the first edition of Flying Off Course appeared, the international airline industry has changed dramatically. Deregulation has become widespread and has brought with it new operating practices and management concepts. This revised and updated edition reflects these changes. Key aspects of the industry are expertly analyzed including issues such as:
* the factors affecting airline costs * the problems of pricing * airline marketing and product planning * the impact of United States deregulation * European air transport after 1992 * the crisis in airfreight; and the economics of charters.
Flying Off Course provides a fascinating and topical insight into the working of international transport as seen from an economist’s viewpoint and will be a key text for those involved in the field.
The underlying crisis facing the airline industry has been apparent since early 2000. But for the past 45 years, airlines have struggled to find financial success in the very competitive transportation industry. In the weeks that followed the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the airline industry became close to bankrupt, with flights being grounded in other parts of the world as well as in the United States. Flying Off Course has established itself over the years as the indispensable guide to the inner workings of the aviation industry. This third edition is fully updated to include case studies of Easyjet, Ryanair, Buzz, Go, Virgin and British Airways. It also includes new material on airline alliances, the rise of the low cost airlines, the impact of new technology on the business as well as how to deal with both eroding passenger confidence and the possible worsening of the global economic slowdown post-September 11th.