Evolution of Global Airline Strategic Alliance and Consolidation in the Twenty-First Century
Global airline strategic alliances have emerged since the late 1980s, and their number has slowly risen through the years. Will the number of such alliances continue to proliferate? Or will airlines consolidate with one another to form mega-carriers? In this paper, the likelihood of various airline consolidation and alliance development possibilities was examined based on a number of high-level trends and forces. The most probable near-term industry alliance and consolidation structure is described, accompanied with a probable path of evolution. These predictions have important implications for managers of strategic alliances, carriers who are currently in an alliance as well as carriers who are planning to join one
Global airline strategic alliance, Airline consolidation, Airline industry structure
Strategic Management Policy | Transportation
Strategy and Organisation
Journal of Air Transport Management
Fan, Terence Ping Ching; Vigeant-Langlois, Laurence; Geissler, Christine; Bosler, Björn; and Wilmking, Jan.
Evolution of Global Airline Strategic Alliance and Consolidation in the Twenty-First Century. (2001). Journal of Air Transport Management. 7, (6), 349-360. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/2135