Airlines: An evolving industry

The airline industry is going through an era of unprecedented change. With airline profits and earnings way up, the industry is on a healthy track. But, the balancing act of aligning costs with evolving business strategies and customer demands is more complex than ever before. 

As you look to gain insights about macro trends and issues that will shape your business decisions, be sure to access the following airline publications and links. We are committed to continue sharing perspectives that identify the latest challenges facing the industry in addition to executable strategies for addressing them.


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Intersections: First-quarter 2016 transportation & logistics industry mergers and acquisitions

Deal value increased by 26 percent on a year-over-year basis (rising to $37.6 billion), despite a decline in both volume and value on a sequential basis in the first quarter of 2016.

Aviation Perspectives: Volume 4.2

In our 2016 edition of Aviation Perspectives, join us as we continue analyzing cybersecurity in the airline industry. This second volume of our special cybersecurity mini-series addresses the topic of prevention. What are the challenges and considerations?

Aviation Perspectives: Volume 4.1

For this special edition of Aviation Perspectives, join us as we introduce a new mini-series that analyzes cybersecurity in the airline industry.

2015 Global Airline CEO Survey: Getting clear of the clouds

PwC’s Global CEO Survey gives company leaders, governments and the world’s business community a unique insight into the vision and decisions of the global CEO.

Taking the guesswork out of decision-making for airline executives

I was recently asked to participate in a panel on “ROI for Enhanced Business/First Class Configuration,” at IATA’s World Maintenance Symposium in September. This is a topic near and dear to my heart.

Assessing tax 2015: Tax rate benchmarking study

Tax rate benchmarking can be an enormously valuable tool for tax executives determined to generate greater value from their tax departments. Assessing tax 2015 not only provides peer group comparisons for improvement in planning and shaping the tax function, it helps you to gain meaningful insight into sector trends to support business growth.

Tailwinds 2015: Managing the challenges of rapid airline industry growth

Analyze key metrics in the global airline industry and forward-looking perspectives on emerging industry trends. Our latest report also considers how airlines are managing growth in the rapidly expanding aviation industry.

US airlines enjoying record profits, but are headwinds on the horizon?

Taking a look at the second-quarter earnings report for US airlines, I can’t help but be encouraged. Earnings are way up, and the industry has never appeared healthier. But on closer inspection, it’s clear that several noteworthy challenges are on the horizon.