Insights

Our latest analysis of trends in the aviation industry, case studies, and news about RDC

Higher air fares, more airport congestion and fewer new destinations are just some of the potential downsides if the UK fails to develop a cohesive post-Brexit aviation strategy.

Airline failures have been rife in India, with over 20 bankruptcies including carriers such as Air Deccan, Kingfisher and ModiLuft. IndiGo, which started operations just 10 years ago, has become the market leader and is achieving strong levels of profitability. This insight looks at network strategy as one explanation to explain the success.

In 2005 easyJet and Ryanair competed head-to-head on just one route but by 2015 they were in direct competition on 49 routes, representing 6% of easyJet’s route network and 4% of Ryanair’s. Here we take a look at the market dynamics on two of these routes and consider what might happen when the two carriers go into battle on Belfast to London.

The airport transaction market in 2015 saw a continuation of the strong activity seen in 2014, albeit at a lower overall level activity and with some deals taking longer to come to market than in the previous year. The attractiveness of airports to industry investors and infrastructure specialists remains strong, with traffic growing strongly worldwide. The outlook for more activity in the airport sector remains positive with the industry’s growing need for capital, pressures on government finances, and infrastructure investors seeking higher yield investments.

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