The past five years started with buoyant demand for air travel and high fuel prices boosted ticket prices. However, domestic airlines faced major hurdles as global economic conditions plummeted. Falling consumer confidence and the constant threat of terrorist attacks and disease outbreaks over the period have weighed against air travel demand in Australia. In particular, some business travellers have abandoned air travel in favour of teleconferences and other forms of electronic communication. Demand also weakened as Australian tourists shelved their travel plans.
Domestic airlines operate aircraft on scheduled domestic routes, for the transportation of passengers and freight.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.