Title

Evolution of Global Airline Strategic Alliance and Consolidation in the Twenty-First Century

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-2001

Abstract

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

Keywords

Global airline strategic alliance, Airline consolidation, Airline industry structure

Discipline

Strategic Management Policy | Transportation

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Journal of Air Transport Management

Volume

7

Issue

6

First Page

349

Last Page

360

ISSN

0969-6997

Identifier

10.1016/s0969-6997(01)00027-8

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0969-6997(01)00027-8