Strategic Airline Alliances: Advantages for Major Airlines Being Aligned

Villar, Jorge and Tafur Segura, José Javier and Jia, Guozhu (2011). Strategic Airline Alliances: Advantages for Major Airlines Being Aligned. In: "15th Air Transport Research Society world conference", 29/06/2011 - 02/07/2011, Sydney, Australia. pp. 356-371.

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Title: Strategic Airline Alliances: Advantages for Major Airlines Being Aligned
Author/s:
  • Villar, Jorge
  • Tafur Segura, José Javier
  • Jia, Guozhu
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 15th Air Transport Research Society world conference
Event Dates: 29/06/2011 - 02/07/2011
Event Location: Sydney, Australia
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 15th Air Transport Research Society world conference
Date: 2011
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Partnership, Airline Strategy, Airline Performance
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

SSome factors including the deregulation in the U.S and the liberalization in Europe of the airline industry are essential to understanding why the number of partnership agreements between airlines has increased during the last 25 years. These events, coupled with the continuous economic downturn and the 9/11 catastrophe seem to be the perfect framework for the tendency to develop airline strategic alliances. However, it has been observed that this trend was not followed during the period 2005-2008. The purpose of this paper is to analyze if a benefit was experienced by the major airlines who became a member of the current 3 big alliances compared to the major airlines that decided not to become a member or were not admitted into the alliances during 2005-2008. The methodology of this report includes an analysis of several airlines’ performance figures. These performance figures include the revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs), the passenger load factor (PLF) and also the market share (MS). The figures will be compared between the aligned airlines and others which have similar business models. The value of this paper is to reveal whether being aligned provides advantages to major airlines under a bearish airline market in a globalized environment.

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Item ID: 12479
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/12479/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:12479
Official URL: http://www.atrsworld.org/2011conference.html
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 09 Aug 2012 08:34
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:43
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