The Uk Airline Industry Using A Variety Of Sources

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The aim of this report is to give an overview of the UK airline industry using a variety of sources. Firstly looking at what the industry is exactly, its value and what it does for the UK. Then moving on to brand comparison, where low cost budget airlines will be compared to those offering full-service flights. Then finally, ending with recommendations and conclusions of the UK airline industry.

What is the UK Airline Industry?
The UK Airline Industry assists in the growth of the economy, tourism and worldwide trade, and therefore will remain a large, growing industry. The UK has the third largest airline network, after the United States and China. Figures from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) show that, in 2014 there were over 241.4 million UK terminal passengers, increasing by 1.1 million from the previous year. In the first quarter of 2015, terminals in the UK had more than 50.2 million passengers, the strongest start to the year since 2008 when the global financial crisis began. With the UK’s largest airport, Heathrow, already operating at full capacity and these statistics continuing to grow, The British Air Transport Association (BATA) forecasts that by the 2030’s, both Gatwick and Stansted will be no different. According to Airport Watch (2014), Heathrow dealt with over 469,000 flights in 2013, an increase of nearly 10,000 over half a decade, and 72.3 million passengers, up 3.4% on the previous year. The uplift in passengers can be attributed to the low cost of jet
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