دانلود رایگان کتاب The Airline Business . Rigas Doganis
Airlines have been suffering from severe turbulence. In recent years the industry
has faced its longest and deepest crisis ever: many airlines lost billions of US dollars, several collapsed, while others had to be rescued by their respective governments.
This crisis, caused initially by a downturn in the world economy, deepened as a
result of external shocks such as the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, the Iraq
war, the SARS epidemic and oil price hikes after 2003.
In a period of turbulence and uncertainty, The Airline Business analyses the key
issues that continue to impact on the stability and structure of the airline industry.
Special attention is paid to the effect of continued liberalisation and ‘open skies’,
to the need to cut labour costs, the impact of alliances and consolidation, the
growing threat of low-cost carriers, the e-commerce revolution and the problems
faced by state-owned airlines.