Air Transportation Industry
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Industry Analysis


Industries in the Air Transportation subsector provide air transportation of passengers and/or cargo using aircraft, such as airplanes and helicopters. The subsector distinguishes scheduled from nonscheduled air transportation. Scheduled air carriers fly regular routes on regular schedules and operate even if flights are only partially loaded. Nonscheduled carriers often operate during nonpeak time slots at busy airports. These establishments have more flexibility with respect to choice of airport, hours of operation, load factors, and similar operational characteristics. Nonscheduled carriers provide chartered air transportation of passengers, cargo, or specialty flying services. Specialty flying services establishments use general purpose aircraft to provide a variety of specialized flying services. Scenic and sightseeing air transportation and air courier services are not included in this subsector but are included in Subsector 487, Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, and in Subsector 492, Couriers and Messengers, respectively. Although these activities may use aircraft, they are different from the activities included in air transportation. Air sightseeing does not usually involve place-to-place transportation; the passenger's flight (e.g., balloon ride, aerial sightseeing) typically starts and ends at the same location. Courier services (individual package or cargo delivery) include more than air transportation; road transportation is usually required to deliver the cargo to the intended recipient.

Industry Activities

Air commuter carriers, scheduled
Air passenger carriers, scheduled
Commuter air carriers, scheduled
Helicopter passenger carriers, scheduled
Passenger air transportation, scheduled

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Air Transportation industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Air Transportation Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Air Transportation Companies:
$936,403.38M | United Kingdom
$146,372.40M | United Kingdom
$84,628.00M | United States
$83,959.00M | United States
$70,218.08M | United Kingdom
$64,247.56M | Switzerland
$48,730.85M | Hong Kong
$44,530.00M | United States
$43,259.00M | Australia
$36,556.00M | Hong Kong
Movers And Shakers
Andelnasser Benbetka, Director at AIR ALGERIE
Shih-Szu Wang, Director at CHINA AIRLINES LIMITED
Carol B Tome, Chief Executive Officer at United Parcel Service, Inc.
Frederick W Smith, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Fedex Corporation
Jozef Bernardus Veenstra, Director at KENYA AIRWAYS PLC

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