Charter & Other Nonscheduled Air Transportation Services Industry Profile

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Companies in this industry provide on-demand, nonscheduled domestic and international transportation of passengers and cargo. Major companies include US-based Air Transport Services, Atlas Air Worldwide, and NetJets, along with Switzerland's Jet Aviation and the UK's TUI Airways.

The US remains the largest market for air charter services, flowed by China and Europe, according to Business Wire. Emerging markets such as growth as well. Demand for private planes is increasing in countries such as China and India as their ranks of high-net-worth individuals and large corporations grow.

The US air charter services industry includes about 2,200 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $22 billion.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Demand is driven by corporate profits and the needs of the US military. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing and customer service. Large companies have advantages in fleet size and name recognition. Smaller companies can compete effectively by serving small local markets and offering lower prices. The industry is concentrated: the 50 largest companies account for about 70% of industry revenue.

PRODUCTS, OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

Major services include domestic passenger transportation, which accounts for more than 50% of industry revenue. Transportation of non-perishable goods account for about 30%, while international passenger transportation accounted for more than 10%. Other services include airport operation and administration services, maintenance and repair related services, and transportation of perishable goods.

Charter flights are used by wealthy individuals, large ...

 
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