Automotive and Transportation

Airlines Market is Expected to Reach USD 895.85 Billion by 2031

Mar 2024

Automotive and Transportation

As per the report published by Kings Research, the global Airlines Market was valued at USD 582.87 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 895.85 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 5.61% from 2024 to 2031.

The increasing prominence of the e-commerce industry and the expansion of global trade are pivotal factors shaping the global airlines market outlook. As the e-commerce sector continues to thrive, the demand for efficient air cargo services rises, providing a significant boost to the airline industry. Furthermore, the resurgence of interest in supersonic travel introduces an exciting trend, fueled by advancements in technology. This growing popularity of supersonic commercial flights has the potential to introduce a new era of high-speed air travel, catering to the demand for quicker and more convenient journeys.

The market scenario is set for substantial growth, indicating a dynamic landscape ahead for the global airline sector. The forecast suggests a positive growth trajectory, driven by the symbiotic relationship between the e-commerce sector, global trade, and the evolving preferences for supersonic air travel.

Key Insights

  • Based on transport type, the domestic segment held the largest market share of 89.78% in 2023
  • Based on service type, the passenger airlines segment generated the highest revenue of USD 520.04 billion in 2023
  • Based on fleet type, the narrow-body aircraft segment is likely to acquire the largest market share of 56.39% by 2031
  • On the basis of region, North America accounted for the largest market share of 54.64% in 2023

Boeing Foresees Doubling Middle East Fleet by 2042 Through Advanced Widebody Technology

November 2023: Boeing anticipated a significant expansion of its fleet in the Middle East, projecting it to more than double by 2042, primarily driven by the introduction of new technology widebody aircraft. The company foresaw increased demand for air travel in the region, supported by several factors such as population growth, economic development, and rising passenger expectations. Boeing's commitment to advanced, fuel-efficient aircraft aligned with the region's growing focus on sustainability and enhanced travel experiences. The expansion reflected the aerospace giant's strategic vision for the Middle East, emphasizing the role of innovative widebody planes in meeting the evolving needs of the aviation market in the coming decades.

Strategic Alliances and Partnerships to Boost Airlines Market Development

Strategic alliances and partnerships within the airline industry are catalysts for enhanced network connectivity, optimized route planning, and improved overall service offerings. Airlines are increasingly recognizing the benefits of collaboration, as they form alliances to expand their reach and provide customers with more comprehensive travel options. These partnerships not only strengthen the global networks of participating airlines but also lead to operational efficiencies and cost savings. Such collaborations facilitate code-sharing agreements, shared lounges, and joint marketing initiatives, thereby creating a seamless travel experience for passengers. The strategic alliances and partnerships in the airline sector play a crucial role in adapting to market demands, fostering growth, and ensuring sustained competitiveness.

Global Economic Uncertainty Poses Challenges to Airline Profitability

The challenge of global economic uncertainty, encompassing factors such as recessions and geopolitical tensions, presents a formidable obstacle to the growth of the airlines market. Airlines are highly sensitive to economic fluctuations, and uncertainties can lead to reduced consumer spending on travel, impacting ticket sales and ancillary services. Geopolitical tensions can result in route disruptions, heightened fuel prices, and increased operational costs.

Asia-Pacific to Observe Sizable Growth at a CAGR of 7.95% Over the Forecast Period

Based on region, the global airlines market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, MEA, and Latin America. Asia-Pacific emerges as the fastest-growing region in the global airlines market, exhibiting a remarkable CAGR of 7.95% over 2024-2031. The region's robust economic growth, burgeoning middle-class population, and increasing urbanization contribute to the rising demand for air travel. Rapidly expanding aviation infrastructure, coupled with supportive government policies, is further fueling the growth of the airlines industry in Asia-Pacific.

Major Industry Players Ink Collaborative Deals to Strengthen Market Foothold

The global airlines market is fragmented with key players such as Delta Air Lines, Inc., American Airlines Group Inc., United Airlines Holdings, Inc., Lufthansa Group, Air France-KLM, International Airlines Group (IAG), Southwest Airlines Co., China Southern Airlines Company Limited, Emirates Group, Qantas Airways Limited, and others. Companies employ a variety of strategic measures such as acquisitions, mergers, partnerships, product introductions, and collaborations to expand their business globally and enhance their competitive position.

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