Turbulent times: Strong competition from low-cost carriers is restricting industry demand

The Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport industry comprises businesses transporting passengers by helicopter or aeroplane on a chartered basis. The industry focuses mainly on flights operated by charter airlines with holiday destinations and is dominated by one player, TUI Airways (formerly Thomson Airways), which is involved in other areas of the travel industry, such as the provision of all-inclusive tours. Although the industry may be perceived as providing tailored travel services for the wealthy, the bulk of industry revenue is generated by transporting customers to their holiday destination as part of a travel package...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2.9bn
Annual Growth 14-19
-1.2%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
9,243
Businesses
366

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry demand has been negatively affected by the expansion of low-cost carriers’ offerings
  • Fluctuating costs have encouraged operators to invest in more fuel-efficient aircraft
  • Industry operators will need to find a way to limit their carbon dioxide emissions
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The distribution of establishments in the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport industry is heavily concentrated in and around London. The main factor determining the location of industry establishments is the location of UK airports and each airport’s availability for unscheduled passenger flights, as industry establishments are often located near existing air transport infrastructure.LondonLondon holds the highest proportion of industry establishments, at 26.3%. London contains the UK’s busiest airport, Heathrow Airport, as well as London City Airport, but these airports mainly cater for scheduled and cargo flights. Lon...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to provide goods/services in diverse locations
  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Outbound tourism by UK residents and Real household disposable income in the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry?

    Companies in this industry provide non-scheduled passenger air transport to domestic and international destinations. The industry also includes scenic and sightseeing flights, regular charter flights for passengers and transport of passengers by aero clubs.

    Industry Products
  • Flights to and from the rest of the European Union
  • Flights to and from Spain
  • Flights to and from North Africa
  • Domestic flights
  • Flights to and from the rest of the world
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing non-scheduled charter flights for passengers
  • Transporting passengers by helicopter
  • Operating private jets
  • Operating scenic and sightseeing flights
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Outbound tourism by UK residents
  • Real household disposable income
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from scheduled passenger air transport
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • A steady descent
  • Cheap seats
  • Price fluctuations
  • Deal breaker
  • Regulatory changes
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit performance
  • Up in the air
  • Regulatory changes
  • Table: Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Travel Agencies
  • Tour Operators
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Air Transport Equipment Rental & Leasing
  • Aircraft Repair, Maintenance & Overhaul
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Airports
  • Fuel Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Flights to and from the rest of the European Union
  • Flights to and from Spain
  • Flights to and from the rest of the world
  • Domestic flights
  • Flights to and from North Africa
  • Chart: Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged under 35
  • Consumers aged between 35 and 49
  • Consumers aged between 50 and 64
  • Corporate and government
  • Consumers aged over 64
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Navigation and landing fees
  • Maintenance
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    TUI Airways Ltd, Babcock International Group plc,
  • Table: TUI Airways Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Babcock International Group plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Air Charter
  • The business of renting an entire aircraft as opposed to individual seats on an aircraft.
  • Apd
  • Stands for Air Passenger Duty. An excise duty levied on the carriage of chargeable passengers on any chargeable aircraft taking off from a UK airport.
  • Seat Kilometres
  • A metric that combines passenger numbers and the length of flight. It is calculated by multiplying the number of seats on each flight by the length of the flight.
  • Wet Lease
  • An arrangement under which the lessor provides a crew and sometimes also fuel when leasing aircraft.
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